Laparoscopic mini invasive Brow lift

If it is required to reduce the wrinkle lines developed vertically and horizontally across the forehead, rise the outer eye corners and change the line of the eyebrows or make them more curvy then brow and forehead lift plastic surgery is recommended. This surgery can be carried out separately or in combination with other plastic surgery types such as otoplasty, liposuction or blepharoplasty.

Process of brow lift surgery:

Brow lift surgeries demonstrate great results if a patient has a low brow line which makes the face look too scowl. If you have excess skin in the eyelid region and your eyelids have descended, your skin has become loose, lost elasticity and got many various wrinkles these are the main reasons to resort to surgical brow lift.

Usually doctors use one of 2 brow line correction methods – classic or endoscopic technique.

In the course of classic surgery a surgeon makes an incision within the hair-bearing skin on the ear level. This incision goes along the forehead to another auricle. The forehead skin is then lifted and redistributed by pulling up the respective areas and removing the excess skin. A doctor also adjusts muscle and fat tissues. It the end of surgery the incision is evenly closed with a cosmetic suture.

If the endoscopic method is used 3 incisions are made just behind the hairline. The length of each incision does not exceed 1.5 cm. Through these incisions a surgeon places an endoscope: a thin tube with a camera on the end and other tubes for surgical manipulations. A doctor watches his actions on a monitor which displays the image from a camera. He lifts the required skin area. Then the muscles and skin are repositioned in order to achieve the desired effect. The excess skin is not removed. It prevents additional trauma of blood vessels and hair follicles. In the end, the tools are removed and the incisions are sutured. Endoscopic technique of brow lift takes significantly less time compared to classic one.

Preparation to brow lift surgery:

As a brow lift is a serious surgery carried out under general anesthesia it is necessary for a patient to pass a full clinical examination. General and biochemical analyses of blood and urine, ECG and X-ray examination are ordered. During a consultation with a physician the goals of surgery and patient’s expectations are discussed. A physician should be informed if you have had face surgeries earlier or you have any concurrent diseases.

Several weeks prior to surgery a patient must stop smoking and consuming alcohol. One week before surgery a patient should start a special diet facilitating detoxification. Absolutely no eating and drinking is allowed 8 hours before the procedure. Several hours prior to surgery the intestines are purged using enema. Hair at the location of surgical incisions are not subject to cutting. They are carefully gathered into tufts using tiny elastic hair bands.

Anesthesia: general anesthesia

Surgery/procedure duration: 2 hours

Postoperative period:

The average recovery period after a brow lift surgery is 3 weeks. If a surgery has been carried out using endoscopic method the recovery will take 1 week. Within first 2 weeks swelling and bruising can occur in the upper face part which will subsequently subside without any treatment. Sometimes the forehead skin sensitivity reduction can be observed. You can also feel some discomfort and slight itching at the sutures. Any of such manifestations should be reported to your attending physician. He or she will prescribe medicines to help you get rid of discomfort.

The final result can be evaluated only in 2 months after surgery. By that time all tissues will be healed, swelling will subside and postoperative sutures will be gone.

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