What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is designed to correct a sagging or deeply fur-rowed brow. This procedure is often performed to reduce frown lines that develop across the forehead and bridge of the nose, particularly with age. It can also raise the eyebrows to a higher, more alert and youthful position.
A brow lift aims to improve facial appearance and reduce signs of age by:
- Elevating the brow
- Smoothing out forehead wrinkles
- Reducing frown lines
This procedure is performed under a general anaesthesia in an accredited hospital facility by a qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
Who is a Candidate for a Brow Lift?
A brow lift procedure could be considered if you have sagging brows, forehead wrinkles or brow asymmetry. Candidates for brow lift surgery include both men and women, and are typically between 40 and 65 years old.
The ideal candidate for brow lift surgery is someone who:
- Has sagging of the eyebrows
- Has deep creases in the forehead
- Has realistic expectations regarding what the procedure can achieve
- Is in good overall health
The first step is having a consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons, during which you can discuss expectations, ask questions and receive a detailed explanation of what happens during the procedure.
Prior to your procedure, it’s important to stay healthy. This means eating the right foods, getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your immune system strong. It’s also im-portant to prepare for your recovery before your brow lift. You may wish to pre-prepare some healthy meals, purchase some comfortable loose clothing and ice packs, and fill any prescriptions you may need in the week following surgery. You must stop smoking at least 30 days prior to your procedure.
You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and stay with you for a couple of days. This is particularly necessary if you have small children at home – you will need someone to assist you. You may wish to set up a recovery area where you can relax and sleep in an elevated position.
It is normal to feel tired and sore immediately following this procedure. This will ease over the following weeks, and our clinic team will be able to offer you advice on effective pain management.
In the first few days after your procedure, you will be instructed to rest with your head ele-vated. Clinical staff will provide you with further post-operative instructions during your con-sultation, including how best to manage post-operative concerns and when to return to nor-mal activities.
It is extremely important that you follow these instructions following your brow lift, as this will speed the healing process and allow for the best result possible.
The cost of a brow lift is dependent on a number of factors. This includes the complexity of the procedure, the experience of the surgeon, anaesthetic fees and hospital fees. Once you have met with your surgeon and a clinical plan has been established, our client support of-ficers will organise a quote.
Medicare and private health insurance may cover a portion of the costs if this procedure is deemed medically necessary.
To receive a more accurate cost for this procedure, please contact us to book a consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons.
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