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Dr. Inglefield

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Brow Lift Surgery London

YOUR QUESTIONS

Drooping of the forehead or eyebrows with deep lines on the forehead can be very ageing and cause concern for many patients. Brow Lift Surgery will correct drooping of eyebrows, loose skin with some improvement in facial lines. Botulinum toxin treatment to relax the muscles of the forehead and eyebrow is recommended 2 weeks prior to surgery for a more effective healing. Dermal Filler or Fat injections may also be recommended to achieve the best results. Any existing facial asymmetry will be pointed out and treatment planned to correct this.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Q: What is Brow Lift Surgery?
A: Brow Lift, also known as Endoscopic Brow Lift, Brow Reshaping, is a Cosmetic Surgery Procedure to correct drooping of the eyebrows and improvement of forehead creases and lines to achieve a natural youthful appearance.

Q: What are the benefits of a Brow Lift?
A: Since the introduction of Botulinum toxin injections to rebalance the muscles of the upper face, many patients are able to achieve good rejuvenation of the upper face without surgery. A Brow Lift is necessary when the drooping of the forehead, eyebrows cannot be improved by Botulinum toxin injections. The procedure will elevate the drooping forehead and eyebrows to give a natural youthful fresh appearance.

Q: What about the results of Brow Lift Surgery?
A: The results are first and foremost natural. The goals of Brow Lift Surgery are to restore an aesthetically pleasing upper face which is in balance with your facial features – i.e. looks natural and does not appear abnormal or over stretched. Remember that it can take up to 3 – 6 months before the full healing and final appearance is achieved.

Q: What is the cost of Brow Lift Surgery?
A: The cost for Brow Lift Surgery starts from £2500 to £6000 which may vary depending on your individual case, and includes your pre-operative and post-operative care. You will be provided with a detailed quotation following your Consultation. Please read more about our Fees at LBPS

Q: What are the risks of Brow Lift Surgery?
A: Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, complications are uncommon. The most frequent is bruising following surgery and may take 2 weeks to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent (less than 0.5%) and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Hypertrophic or keloid scarring in the scalp is also rare but will require specific treatments to reduce the scarring. Reduced sensation over the scalp is expected and commonly returns within 3 – 6 months. Weakness of the forehead muscle (frontalis) is uncommon and usually temporary with recovery expected in 6 – 8 weeks.

Q: Does a Brow Lift Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
A: Brow Lift Surgery is performed under General Anaesthetic either as a day case, or may require a 1 night stay in hospital. This will depend on your needs, and will be advised by your Surgeon.

Q: How long is the procedure?
A: This Cosmetic Surgery procedure normally takes less than 30 – 45 minutes to perform.

Q: How long is the recovery time?
A: Mild pain / discomfort is expected for 3 – 5 days. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 1 week, but avoid strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks including any contact sports.

Q: How long do the results last?
A: The results of Cosmetic Brow Lift Surgery will last from 5 – 7 years depending on your individual anatomy and aging.

Q: Am I the ideal patient for a Brow Lift?
A: The ideal patient for a Brow Lift has drooping of the forehead and eyebrows which is not corrected by effective Botulinum toxin injections. Patients should have normal hairline and forehead height not exceeding approximately 7cm. Receding hairline or high forehead may benefit from Hairline Lowering Foreheadplasty with advancement of the hairline to a normal position in combination with Brow Lift Surgery.

Q: What reassurance do I have with the Brow Lift?
A: At LBPS, we understand that your decision to have Brow Lift Surgery can be a daunting and anxious time for you. Our aim is to fully understand your concerns and desires, and assess your whole face, before agreeing on a treatment plan which is in your best interest. If for any reason you are unsuitable for Brow Lift Surgery, you will be advised against this form of surgery. We will provide you with all the information you need and support before, during and after your surgery.

Q: Is there an alternative to Brow Lift Surgery?
A: For selected patients and as an alternative to Brow Lift Surgery, Silhouette Brow Lift in combination with Botulinum Toxin injection treatment can achieve the desired goals. Injectable products, Dermal Fillers such as Belotero or Radiesse can be beneficial in restoring volume in the aging forehead and eyebrows providing moderate Brow Lifting and Rejuvenation. EndyMed 3DEEP Radiofrequency skin tightening is also effective in reducing skin laxity and when used in combination with Silhouette Brow Lift can provide a minimally invasive out-patient Brow Lift.

 

Brow Lift Surgery – Operative Summary

Before Your Brow Lift Surgery

Assessment
Important to clearly state the areas of concern, your aims / desires.
Bleeding
Any history of abnormal bleeding or easy bruising is important.
Smoking
Essential to stop at least 3 weeks before surgery and until wounds are fully healed or at least 3 weeks after.
Drugs
Avoid aspirin/ibuprofen type analgesics for 2 weeks pre-op. These may increase bleeding and bruising.

Your Brow Lift Surgery

Anaesthetic
General anaesthetic, occasionally local with sedation – twilight.
Scars
Inside hairline 3 or 4 depending on your individual needs.
Sutures
Dissolving usually take 2 weeks.
Dressings
Soft support bandage for first 24hrs.
Hospital stay
Usually overnight or as a day case.

After Your Brow Lift Surgery

Dressings
None required.
Shower
Can wash hair gently at home.
Sleeping
Use 2 – 3 pillows (use a dark towel for first few nights) for 2 weeks post–op. Avoid bending over.
Exercise
Avoid vigorous exercise for 6 weeks. No contact sports for 6 weeks.
Pain killers
Avoid aspirin / ibuprofen type analgesics for 2 weeks post-op as these may increase risk of bleeding and bruising

Potential Problems / Risks of Brow Lift Surgery

Pain
Mild pain expected, Paracetamol usually sufficient. Some tenderness over the Endotine Brow devices is expected which settles within 2 – 4 weeks. Avoid aspirin/ibuprofen type analgesia which may increase bruising.
Bleeding
Minor oozing for first 2 -4 days can occur. Marked bleeding requiring re-admission is rare.
Bruising
Common around eyes, may last for 2 weeks.
Numbness
Common in scalp. Sensation usually returns to normal but may take 6 months.
Muscle Weakness
Uncommon in forehead as a result of bruising of the nerve to the muscles. Expected to recover fully in 6 to 8 weeks.
Skin healing
Rarely delayed healing of scalp wounds.
Infection
Rare but may need appropriate antibiotics.
Asymmetry
Uncommon in forehead frequently as a results of swelling and corrects with normal healing.
Scaring
Hypertrophic or keloid scars are uncommon following Brow Lift. Specific treatments may be necessary if these do occur.

 

 

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Mr. Christopher Inglefield BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Plast) was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and obtained his Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad in 1985.

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