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Eyebrow Lifting Surgery

The main purpose of eyebrow lifting surgery (also known as eyebrow plastic) is facial correction and rejuvenation. The procedure is a tightening of eyebrows, upper eyelids, as well as soft tissues in the forehead.

Eyebrow Lifting Surgery

Indications

Eyebrow lifting surgery is usually indicated for patients over the age of 30 when the signs of aging become noticeable and the face acquires a repulsive sullen look. However, the procedure is popular among patients who are not satisfied with the bend of the eyebrows low “angry” eyebrows.

Eyebrow lifting surgery helps to correct:

  • one-sided/double-sided ptosis of the eyebrows;
  • ptosis of the upper eyelids (hereditary or age-related);
  • omissions of the outer corner of the eyes;
  • wrinkles on the forehead, in the interbrow area and the root zone of the nose;
  • a significant age-related omission of the skin of the upper third of the face, leading to a “dangling” of the tip of the nose;
  • breach configuration of eyebrows;
  • reduced skin tone in the temporal region.

Types of eyebrow lifting surgery

There are many options for carrying out the operation, Trust Pharmacy will mention some of the most popular types.

1. Straight eyebrow lift

In this type of operation, the skin is cut with a sloped blade in the direction of hair growth. Scissors incision is continued down until it reaches the fibers of the frontal muscle. The tissues under wrinkles are then cut out entirely and electrocoagulation is used for hemostasis. To prevent the formation of scars, the site of the operation is subjected to reconstruction layer by layer.

A straight eyebrow lift is best suited for patients with localized ptosis of the eyebrow (lowering of the eyebrows) from a small to moderate extent, preferably having thick eyebrows. Scars can be easily seen in patients with rare eyebrows, especially redheads.

Currently, this type of surgery is recommended primarily for elderly patients with a predominance of lateral lowering of the eyebrows with a narrowed field of view.

2. Tightening of the eyebrows with transpalpebral access

Transpalpebral eyebrow lift is performed only through incisions made in the folds of the upper eyelid. This method is suitable for bald men who do not like the option of removing the skin and they basically want to permanently weaken the muscles of the eyebrows and forehead, and not the braces.

The transpalpebral incision can also be used to remove the muscle that wrinkles the eyebrow and reduce the brow ridges.

3. Eyebrow lift

Eyebrow lift is a procedure that uses special threads to solve the problems of sagging eyebrows and eyelids, deep creases between the nose and corners of the mouth and aging of the neck tissues, restoring a more natural fresh look.

A thin needle allows a surgeon to deliver the thread to the right facial tissues. The teeth at one end of the thread grab and lift the sagging skin, while the teeth at the other end of the thread secure the skin to the underlying tissues of the face. The main advantage of eyebrow lift is that it does not require incisions and seams and does not leave any scars.

Eyebrow lift gives your face a relaxed, renewed appearance, preserving and improving the natural contours of the face. The procedure is minimally invasive, but, nevertheless, it achieves results similar to a traditional facelift.

It is performed using local anesthesia and does not require hospitalization, patients can return home immediately after the procedure. Recovery after surgery takes about 10 days.

Features of the surgery

Eyebrow lift surgery is performed with general anesthesia and lasts up to 1.5 hours. Most of the visible reactions of the body to the intervention (bruises, swelling of the tissues) disappears without a trace by the end of the third week of rehabilitation. If the operation is performed using a minimally invasive endoscopic technology, the visible reactions of the body disappear by the end of the first week.

The result achieved with the help of braces remains for about 10 years.

Recovery period

The length of the rehabilitation period depends on the method chosen by the surgeon. With a coronary surgery, the rehabilitation takes no more than 2-3 weeks. Rehabilitation after endoscopic eyebrow plastic surgery lasts a week. Lifting eyebrows with ligatures (filaments) does not require restoration, the patient can live a normal life right after the procedure.

There are certain restrictions within a month after the surgery:

  • face massage;
  • sunbathing;
  • smoking, alcohol;
  • physical exercise;
  • hot bath.

After coronary lifting, regular bandages and drainage care are needed. Sometimes an elastic band is used to fix the contour.

Contraindications

Like all radical types of surgery, eyebrow lift surgery has a number of contraindications:

  • hypertension, serious diseases of blood vessels and heart;
  • pathology of the thyroid gland;
  • infections;
  • severe pathology of internal organs;
  • tumors;
  • diseases associated with impaired blood clotting;
  • serious damage to the forehead skin;
  • absolute inelasticity of the skin (the effect of the operation will be short-term).

Complications

The likelihood of unpleasant consequences of anti-aging eyebrow lifting surgery is very small (less than 1%). In rare cases, a patient can experience:

  • excessive swelling and bruising, pain in the forehead;
  • change of facial expressions;
  • the prolonged absence of forehead sensitivity;
  • feeling of runniness;
  • hair loss;
  • infection of seams;
  • asymmetry of eyebrows.

Eyebrow lifting surgery not only gives the face freshness and openness, the operation is able to relieve of the constant headaches that arise from muscle overstrain. However, you should take such a radical step only having weighed all the pros and cons. A successful result is achieved by choosing a professional surgeon and complying with all his recommendations.

How much does an eyebrow lift cost?

Type of surgery Average cost 
Correction of eyebrows through the upper eyelid using endotins 3500
Eyebrow correction through the upper eyelid 3000
Endoscopic eyebrow lift 2200
Endoscopic lift of one eyebrow 1900