A brow lift is a surgery used to tighten the skin at the forehead to remove wrinkles and lift the eyebrows. It is also called forehead lift, browplasty or foreheadplasty. The term foreheadplasty may also denote a forehead reduction surgery. The procedures are useful in improving brow definition, changing the hairline and reducing forehead wrinkles. This gives the person a younger, happier look.
There are many techniques in browplasty. A coronal brow lift involves making an incision from one ear to the other behind the hairline. The surgeon removes a strip of skin and pulls back the skin and muscles to stretch the forehead. The incision is then sutured behind the hairline. In pretrichialbrowplasty, the surgeon incises right in front of the hairline. The incision line depends on the hairline and forehead shapes. The surgeon removes the excess skin and tissue, pulls up the skin and makes the suture in front of the hairline. Midbrow lift makes the incision in the middle of the forehead, usually on a deep brow line. This method uses the brow line to camouflage the incision instead of the hairline. Rest of the procedure is the same.A direct brow lift involves making the cuts in the eyebrow region itself. Suturing the ends of the cuts raises the eyebrows and smoothens the wrinkles.
Nowadays, endoscopic browlift has become popular. The reasons are its less invasive nature, less scar formation, greater control over changes and faster recovery. The surgeon makes small incisions behind the hairline. He inserts an endoscope through the incisions to view the muscles and tissues inside. He realigns muscles and removes excess fat and tissue to create the lift. Then, he stitches up the incisions.The above methods produce a forehead expansion. For forehead reduction, the surgeon incises in front of the hairline and removes a strip of skin. He pulls the skin down and sutures up the incision. Hair grows at this part to hide the scar behind the new hairline.
Preparation to do Before the Treatment
Do your research and get a skilled surgeon to reduce the chances of scar visibility. Discuss with the surgeon at length about the possible outcomes and risks. You may not always get the desired result.Get a medical evaluation done to see if you are fit for the surgery. Ask your doctor to check if you need to stop any medicines you are taking.
Stop smoking and drinking a month before the surgery. You should also stop taking blood thinners and painkillers.Have pillows and ample ice packs ready before the surgery. You will need the pillows to keep your head elevated and the ice packs to ease pain and swelling.
The external wounds generally take a couple of weeks to heal. But total recovery may take months. But that will not be obvious to others.Apply ice packs to soothe the area and take the prescribed pain medications only. You must apply any ointments that the doctor has prescribed. You have to keep the head elevated for 48 hours. You cannot shower for 24 hours. You cannot use any harsh chemicals on your head. Use a mild shampoo only.Smoking, drinking, blood thinners and painkillers are prohibited for a month. You cannot do strenuous activity for at least a month.
Contourshyd is one of the premier cosmetic surgery hospitals in India. Our skilled surgeons can perform all kinds of browlift surgery. They use their expertise to achieve the exact result you are looking for. We can guarantee minimal scar visibility to you. Our prices are some of the most competitive in the market too. At Contourshyd, patient satisfaction is the driving force for all procedures.
The cost of browlift surgery in India falls in the range of ₹90,000 to ₹2 lakh. The cost varies based on the method used and the extent of lift. Different surgeons will also charge different amounts, based on their experience and skill. It is better to spend a little more to get a better surgeon who can hide scars well.