Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Brow-lift procedures have evolved from open techniques to more complex short incision and endoscopic techniques. A brow lift usually involves incisions in the hair-bearing scalp, but sometimes incisions are made in the forehead and/or the upper eyelids. The variations in this procedure include:
Open brow lift. Your surgeon makes a long incision across the forehead, either around the hairline or in one of the creases of the forehead, and lifts the skin away from the underlying tissues. The surgeon then loosens the muscles and removes fat. He or she removes any excess skin, pulls the remaining skin down, and stitches the brow into its new position. Other names sometimes used to describe open brow lift include classic, coronal or trichophytic brow lift.
Endoscopic brow lift. Your surgeon will insert an endoscope (a long, thin tube with a light at the end attached to a video camera) through several tiny incisions in the scalp. This allows your surgeon to see and work on the various internal structures of the forehead. The endoscopic technique requires very minimal incisions, but it may not be equally beneficial for all patients.
Limited incision technique. This hybrid technique of both procedures is non-endoscopic with limited incisions. It uses a small portion of the ends of the coronal technique incision to elevate the outside part of the eyebrows under direct vision without an endoscope. The resulting scars are hidden in the temporal hairline, even in balding men who have little temporal hair remaining. While this procedure does not address the centre area of the brow, it can reduce wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, commonly referred to as 'crow's feet.' Since many forehead-lift procedures are performed with an upper blepharoplasty, the upper eyelid incisions are used to complete the forehead-lift procedure by treating the frown lines between the eyebrows and raising the inside part of the eyebrows.
The type of brow lift you undergo will be based on your facial features and aesthetic preferences. Dr. Date will recommend an approach based on your goals and facial characteristics, including the shape of your face. The goal of this procedure is to help you achieve the most beautiful and natural-looking results.
The patients can home the day of your procedure, unless advised otherwise. Swelling and bruising vary significantly depending on the techniques used. These side effects can last as little as 5 to 7 days or up to 2 to 3 weeks. You can expect to experience some numbness around your ear lobes, face, and neck for several weeks after surgery. Dr. Date’s advanced surgical techniques, including limiting trauma to the muscle and tissue during the procedure, help minimise discomfort during recovery. He provides patients with detailed postoperative instructions that enhance the healing process and limit your downtime. Patients are advised to refrain from direct sun exposure. If you are outdoors, apply at least an SPF thirty at least thirty minutes before sun exposure. It is important to remember that everyone’s recovery will vary depending on an individual’s pain tolerance and healing response.
Every procedure involves inherent risks. Although
serious complications are extremely rare, Dr. Date
educates every patient about potential risks.
Those risks can include scarring, the opening of the
wound, discomfort for several days, bruising around
the surgical sites, infection, bleeding, skin
necrosis and general anaesthesia-related issues.