Forehead and Eyebow Lift Plastic Surgery
Top Montreal plastic surgeon Dr. Gaby Doumit is board certified in plastic surgery. Dr. Doumit offers innovations in eyebrow lift surgery including the use of smaller incisions and endoscopic technique to rejuvenate the eyebrows and reduce wrinkles across the forehead.
The eyebrow position plays a big role in our overall emotional facial expressions and can reflect feelings of anger, sadness, confusion or alertness. With aging, the eyebrows droop and can cause a person to appear tired or angry when their emotional state actually reflects otherwise. Eyebrow (forehead) lift repositions low or sagging eyebrows and restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the forehead. A forehead lift may also be combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Dr. Doumit will take the time during the consultation to discuss with you the desired contour and position of the eyebrows that you wish to achieve, at the end of the surgery.
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AM I A CANDIDATE FOR EYEBROW/FOREHEAD LIFT?
Not all persons need an eyebrow lift. The eyebrow position of most individuals remains in a good position for most of their life when assessed in relation to the superior orbital rim (normal landmark for eyebrow position). However, for many people sagging of the eyebrows can add to the overall appearance of facial aging. Good candidates for rejuvenation of the eyebrows/forehead include persons with at least one of the following: 1) sagging of the eyebrows, 2) sagging of the outer corner of the upper eyelid, 3) horizontal wrinkles across the forehead, and 4) vertical lines between the inner portion of the eyebrows.
Forehead lift is often performed in conjuction with blepharoplasty (in patient with skin overhang in the upper eyelids) and with a facelift to provide a harmonious overall looks to the entire face.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A EYEBROW LIFT?
Patients need to be in good medical conditions and who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of surgery. Those conditions include: blood-clotting problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure, smoking, drug that affect clotting (aspirin, advil). Your surgeon will give you instructions to prepare for the procedure. Carefully follow these instructions.
You should arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery, and to help you out for a day or two.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EYEBROW/FOREHEAD LIFT PROCEDURES?
In an eyebrow lift, the muscles that cause the sagging and wrinkles are partially removed to raise the eyebrows, minimize frown lines and smooth the forehead. There are several techniques for correcting eyebrow position:
CORONAL EYEBROW LIFT, OPEN BROW LIFT
The eyebrows are rejuvenated through an incision hidden well behind the hairline, beginning at the level of the ears and going up across the top of the head. Traditional (coronal) eyebrow lift is a very powerful approach that lifts eyebrows and correct deep transverse wrinkles across the forehead. The scar won’t be visible.
ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT
Dr. Doumit often rejuvenates the forehead with this minimally invasive procedure. Dr Doumit makes five small incisions of 1 to 2 cm, hidden in the hair. With the help of an endoscope (small camera on the end of a thin tube) and other endoscopic instruments, Dr. Doumit reposition the eyebrows to a desired position and contour. The endoscopic eyebrow lift results in minimal scarring, faster recovery and a more natural look.
DIRECT BROW LIFT
The eyebrows are rejuvenated with an incision placed above the brow hair. This approach is usually reserved for elderly males.
LATERAL BROW LIFT
A small incision of about 3 cm positioned inside the hair is used to reposition the lateral portion of the sagging eyebrow.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN RECOVERY?
Swelling and bruising in the forehead and eyebrow usually last up to 10 days. Dr Doumit will recommend cold compress for 48 hours following surgery with your head elevated to about 30 degrees when resting to minimize swelling and bruising. Pain is minimal. All sutures are resorbable. Most patients fully recover within two weeks and return to their normal routine.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
It will take few weeks for the final results to appear, but improvement is visible within two weeks. Although an eyebrow lift does not stop aging, the result is very long lasting. As time passes, you may need to have the procedure repeated.
Before & After Photos
* Disclaimer: Those pictures represent real patients operated by Dr. Doumit. However, Patients results undergoing plastic surgery can vary from one to the other depending on multiple factors.
IS A FOREHEAD / EYEBROW LIFT SAFE?
All surgical procedures carry some risk. Possible complications from a eyebrow lift include: injury to the nerve that raises the eyebrow (very rare), bleeding, infection, numbness or itching of the forehead and scalp, small amount of hair loss in the scalp incisions
Lateral Eyebrow Lift: 4000$ (Local Anesthesia)
Endoscopic Eyebrow Lift (Minimal Invasive): 6000$ (Sedation)