During your consultation your surgeon will also detail the procedure, benefits and risks and answer any questions you have. The assessment with the surgeon will give you a detailed understanding of the treatment – the extent of surgery, your health evaluation, your expectations and exactly where your brow will be treated.
Your surgeon should be able to answer any questions that you have about Browlifts including questions about what to expect during and after a brow lift and the complications or problems that sometimes occur with browlifts. You may consider taking information from this website to your appointment to discuss with him.
At your consultation you and your surgeon will discuss your goals, and last queries you have and finalize the plan for surgery. From your examination, he can determine the best procedure to use, and then explain it to you in detail, including the benefits and limitations. The surgeon may also recommend a combination of the upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty or submental liposuction, for a better facial profile.
It is important to stress the importance of not smoking before an eye lift procedure. Smoking can cause problems with circulation and make complications more likely, including post-operative chest procedures. Please also note the GG Guarantee is not valid for smokers.
A browlift usually requires only local anesthesia, though occasionally general anesthesia is used. You should discuss the appropriate type of anesthesia with your doctor and the anesthesiologist. Time in surgery is about one to two hours, if it involves only a single procedure.
Before the procedure, your hair is trimmed and tied back from the area where the incision will be made. The doctor will choose the least visible area to make the incision, such as along your hairline, within the scalp, or along the natural bone structure lines on the scalp.
For this procedure, one long incision is made. The incision begins at one ear, cross the forehead region, and ends at the other ear. The forehead skin is lifted, excess tissue is removed, muscles are repositioned or removed, and the eyebrows are lifted. Extra skin in any of these areas will then be trimmed. The incision is stitched or clipped and gauze is applied. A bandage is often wrapped around the head following the procedure. Bandages may be removed within two days of surgery. Sutures are generally removed within two weeks. This method will minimize scarring as the incision is concealed within the hair.
Recovery and Post-op care
After a browlift, you may experience: