4. How is a brow lift performed?
There are many different brow lift techniques, and they will vary depending on your desired result.
Step One – Anesthesia
Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be given during this procedure to keep you comfortable.
Step Two – The Incision
Endoscopic Incision: Some surgeons prefer to use a thin tube with a camera on the end (called an endoscope) and special instruments placed through small incisions made in the hairline. Using this method allows the tissue and muscle beneath the skin to be adjusted and correct visible creases and wrinkles in the forehead.
Coronal Incision: Within the hair-bearing skin, a coronal incision is made from ear to ear across the top of the head. The forehead skin is then lifted, and any tissue and muscle adjustments can be made with complete visualization. Scarring from this incision is hidden in the hair.
Hairline Incision: An incision is made just at the anterior hairline for people with particularly large foreheads. Using this method, the brow can be lifted without ever changing the height of the hairline. This method is often used if someone has a high receding hairline. However, a scar might be visible along the hairline depending upon healing.
Step Three – Closing the incisions
Brow lift incisions are usually close with removable/absorbable sutures, skin adhesives, special clips.
Step Four – See the Results
Swelling and bruising will subside after a few weeks, and then you will be able to see your full results.