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Brow Lift

 

This is the operation to achieve a brow elevation. This can be achieved using surgical or non-surgical methods. 

As we age there is a natural tendency for the brow to drop. This results in the position of the eyebrows becoming lower than before. The result is that this can sometimes make the eyelids feel heavier, obstruct the vision, and makes us look older.

Non-Surgical methods of brow elevation:  

  • Botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox: injected in particular points, Botox will paralyse the Orbicularis Occulis muscle, releasing it, hence causing elevation.
  • Dermal Filler injection: By applying filler deep in the eyebrow, it can be maintained higher than before.
  • Thread Lifts: by using specialists threads, like the Silhouette Soft, the eyebrows can elevated effectively. 

Surgical methods of brow elevation:

  • Direct excision: an elliptical skin excision is removed, resulting in immediate and long standing results. There will be a scar above the eyebrow, that’s placed to be hidden once healed.
  • Coronal Lift: using sutures secured to the skull, a lift can be achieved. Scars are hidden in the hairline. 

 

 Duration – 10 to 60 Minutes

 Hospital stay – Daycase

 Costs – from £200 to 4500

 Return to work – Immediate to 1 week

 Location – London, Birmingham, Manchester, Beirut, Doha

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of brow lift?

There are a number of ways to lift the brow, depending on your wishes and the degree the brow has dropped. These procedures vary from minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox or fillers, to those requiring surgical operations. The most common way to lift the brow now is to perform a chemical brow lift.

What is the chemical brow lift?

The chemical brow lift is when Dr Souéid uses Botox to lift the brow. This is performed as an out-patient clinic procedure. The Botox The action of Botox is used to balance the eyebrow at a higher level than it originally was. The effect of the Botox is temporary and lasts 3-4 months. It can however be repeated once it begins to wear off to maintain the result.

What is a liquid brow lift?

Dr Souéid preforms this procedure using Juvederm dermal fillers. The fillers are injected at specific points around the eyebrow area to lift. Dr Souéid uses the MD Codes a part of his treatment, giving more accuracy. Fillers to this area last up to 12 months. 

What is a thread brow lift?

During this procedure, Dr Souéid will use a Silhouette Soft thread to lift the eyebrow. The skin can then be pulled over the thread to lift the brow up. Thread lifts are temporary but they last up to 18 months. 

What is a surgical brow lift?

Dr Souéid’s surgical brow lift procedure is performed as a general anaesthetic day case procedure.

The operation involves making incisions in the hairline, through which instruments are passed to release structures, then the skin can then be lifted and redraped to restore a more youthful appearance. This can be combined with upper eyelid or facelift surgery.

What are the potential risks or complications with an endoscopic brow lift?

The most common side effects include bruising and swelling. 

Bleeding

Bleeding may occur after the procedure and it is common to have a few drops from the wound after the procedure. Sometimes the bleeding can be more and result in a collection underneath the skin, this is a haematoma. This may recover further surgery to remove the blood collection.

Facial nerve injury

Extremely rarely, but the most dreaded risk of a facelift operation. Temporary weakness of facial muscle movements can occur, but rarely this is permanent. 

Infection

Infection can result in redness and swelling. This may also result in discharge or even wound breakdown.

Under or over-correction

It is common to overcorrect in this procedure to allow for some relaxation. It is difficult to predict the amount of relaxation that will happen afterwards. 

Asymmetry

Most patients will have some degree of asymmetry, which is completely normal. This may also occur after surgery or you may become more aware of asymmetries after the procedure.

Scarring

You will have scarring in the scalp area, which will be permanent. The scar is normally in the natural creases. Hair will hide then well usually. Occasionally, scars can become raised and thickened, also referred to as hypertrophic or keloid.

Seroma

Some patients will experience a collection of fluid under the skin that requires drainage. 

Hair loss at the incision site

There is a small risk of hair loss at the incision site. Usually that will recover.