As the aging progresses, skin wrinkling and a loss of tone can occur in the forehead area as it does in the eyelids and lower parts of the face. This may cause sagging of the eyebrows, resulting in a tired or sad look and aggravating the problem of excess skin of the upper eyelids. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes.It does Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrow and Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids besides placing the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position.
This surgery is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Incisions are placed behind the hairline above the ear and continue over the top of the head. In some cases, incisions may be placed in front of the hairline. Improvements are made beneath the skin and to the deep muscles; the skin and the muscle are then tightened to give a fresher, more youthful appearance.
Endoscopic forehead lift is another advancement which requires several very small incisions at or within the hairline instead of the longer incision used for a conventional forehead lift. Using an endoscope, the plastic surgeon can modify the muscles that cause frown lines and, when needed, elevate the brows.The forehead lift may be done in conjunction with other facial rejuvenating procedures.
After surgery, there will be some swelling and bruising that may involve the eyelids and lower portions of the face as well. There will also be some numbness of the portions of the scalp, which can take a while to recover.
You will be permitted to wash your hair shortly after the surgery. The stitches will be removed a week after the operation.This surgery is being done by Dr Anup Dhir at the Image medical centre.