The position of the eyebrows contributes greatly to the cosmetic appearance of the eyes and face as a whole. Gravity and age cause the brows to drop with time, creating a heavy, tired and aged appearance. Addressing the eyelids without regard for the brows can incompletely correct the periorbital area and does not improve the appearance of the eyelids.
Reasons for considering a Browlift
- Tired appearance to the eyes
- Deep creases in the forehead even at rest
- Droopy appearance to the eyebrows
The browlift can be performed through incisions in the scalp, the hairline or through the same incision made for eyelid surgery. (blepharoplasty). In some cases a fiberoptic scope is used to facilitate the operation. Which approach is performed depends on the needs of the patient, and Dr. Piasecki will thoroughly discuss his recommendations with you.
- Anesthesia: Local or general
- Length of surgery: 45 to 90 minutes
- Length of stay: Outpatient (home the same day)
- Back to work: 3 to 7 days
- Exercise: May after 10 days
- Discomfort: Mild to moderate (anticipate 2 to 3 days of prescription pain medication)
- Swelling: Mild to moderate; should be gone in 2 to 3 weeks
- Bruising: Common, but should fade 2 weeks following surgery
- Bandages: Minimal
- Final result: Appearance will improve for several months following surgery, but the most dramatic results are visible in the first 2 to 3 weeks.