Over time, the face and its features undergo age-related changes that make people feel as if they look tired, angry, sad, or older than they feel. These changes often first start to occur in the brow, or forehead region, which include the formation of forehead lines, glabellar creases, and drooping of the brow itself.
Anaesthesia & Stay
A browlift procedure may last approximately 1- 3 hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. The procedure will most likely be performed under local anesthesia with sedation. Alternatively, we may choose to administer general anesthesia. Its a daycare procedure.
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Approximately three to five incisions that are positioned in the scalp and temple regions. As the incisions are relatively small, the resulting scars will be well hidden within the hairline.
Very small surgical instruments are used to elevate the facial tissues from the middle and lateral regions of the frontal bone. Repetitive muscle movement creates different wrinkles. By modifying the muscles (frontalis, corrugator, and procerus) in the region,normal muscle activity is disrupted without compromising proper muscle function.
As a result, the lines and wrinkles will diminish and your muscles will still function to create facial expressions in the upper face. We may choose to insert small implants (endotine) between the tissue and bone to fix the tissues in a higher position or use sutures to lift the brow upward.
POST OP RECOVERY
As with any surgical procedure, you will likely experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the upper portion of your face and around your eyes, which can be alleviated with cold compresses and pain medication.
Keeping your head elevated as you recover, will help to reduce bruising and swelling as well. Any stitches or sutures may remain in place for approximately 4 – 7 days. While you will feel well enough to return to work in approximately a week, the swelling and bruising make take a few weeks to completely subside.
It is important that you avoid strenuous activity such as heavy lifting or exercise for at least 2-3 weeks following the procedure to allow your body sufficient time to heal.
Sameer Karkhanis, MD
Board-Certified Mumbai Plastic Surgeon
Chief Plastic Surgeon & the Director at CCRS is a qualified Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is Board Certified, with the qualification of DNB Plastic Surgery (Diplomate of National Board). He is an active member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.