Your brow or forehead is often one of the first areas to show the signs of ageing.
As such, many women choose brow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift, to help turn back the clock and look as young as they feel. The effect is a reduction in forehead creases and frown lines (the vertical lines between the eyebrows), plus the lifting of dropping eyebrows and upper eyelids. You’ll look more awake and alert than you have in years.
But looking more alert doesn’t mean looking constantly surprised. Dr Hunt is very aware of the celebrity horror stories where women look as if they have just received the shock of their life – all the time. Dr Hunt instead prides himself on achieving natural, subtle results that will have your friends asking where you’ve been on holidays, not whether you’ve had work done.
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Considering a Brow Lift?
If you’re concerned about your frown lines or forehead creases, hate your drooping eyebrows or are just sick of people thinking that you’re tired, angry or even sad, you could be the perfect candidate for brow or forehead lift surgery. However, the best way to determine that is to meet Dr Hunt for a one-on-one consultation, where he will assess your current situation and discuss how best to achieve your desired result.
Dr Hunt will perform one of two brow lift techniques, open or endoscopic. However whichever procedure you have agreed is right for you, your surgery will take place under general anesthetic in the hospital of your choice, administered by one of Dr Hunt’s personally selected anesthetists.
Open Brow Lift
The more traditional technique for lifting the forehead, Dr Hunt will make an incision from one ear around to the other, carefully hiding the scar in your hairline. Once the incision is made, Dr Hunt will gently separate the skin from the underlying tissue, before working to tighten or reduce the muscles. The skin will then be stretched, trimmed and either stitched or clipped in place.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Dr Hunt will make small incisions in your scalp, through which he will gently insert a tiny camera at the end of a thin plastic tube. This allows Dr Hunt to see the muscles and fatty tissue and effectively tighten and reduce them where required. He will then lift your brows, before closing the incisions with clips or stitches.
You may be able to go home the same day as your brow lift surgery, at which time you’ll be given a prescription for medication to help manage any pain.
You’ll visit Dr Hunt within the first week of your surgery. At this stage, Dr Hunt will remove and sutures or staples. You will then have follow up visits at six weeks, six months and 12 months.
You should plan on taking seven to 10 days off work to allow a full recovery.
When you get home you should rest in bed for the remainder of the day. You should plan minimal activity and movement for the first 48 hours, and no activity that will increase your heart rate above 100 beats per minute within the first three weeks after surgery.
You will see the final result of your brow lift just six to eight weeks after your surgery.