Ageing around the eyes is often multifactorial and performing a blepharoplasty at times is not enough to complete the peri-ocular rejuvenation desired. The brows are responsible for framing the face and give the upper face structure.
Dr Wetton can perform a brow lift either as a stand-alone procedure, or accompanied by an upper blepharoplasty.
A brow lift can be achieved using different surgical methods and with a variety of incisions. Generally the incisions are small and can be placed in areas of the face and scalp which are less obvious. You may feel that the area is tight for some time, but this will relax in the following weeks to months. There may be some persistent swelling in the forehead or brow area for some months, but it should not be too obvious. Sometimes patients are pleasantly surprised that they can go without botox for much longer periods of time after having a brow lift.
Specific risks: asymmetry, deeper tissue damage, skin compromise, brows too high or too low.
The results are usually permanent, but a risk of a brow lift procedure is that there is recurrence of the drooping eyebrow, either in the short or the long term. In this case the procedure may be repeated if desired.
Can I have an upper eyelid surgery without a brow lift and a brow lift without upper eyelid surgery?
It is possible to have a brow lift alone, or an upper blepharoplasty alone, Dr Wetton can discuss the pros and cons of this and assess your particular face as well as discuss your expectations to determine which procedure may be appropriate for you.
Will it be obvious that I have had a brow lift? I don’t want my brows to be very high, just a slightly different shape
It is possible to achieve less obvious brow lifts and more dramatic brow lifts, depending on technique and how high the brow is lifted during the surgery. It is important to discuss your desires with Dr Wetton at your consultation.
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