Opening Eye Area
Brow Lift or Facelift
Do a Toronto brow lift or Facelift mean the same thing?
Brow lifts are often done in combination with a facelift but the surgical work of the eye area and upper face are separate procedures.
Many people will benefit greatly from mid-face and lower face rejuvenation alone, however, if you feel that your upper face appears tired, angry or aged, or if you have used Botox for years and would like to permanently benefit from the smooth, lifted brow look, then a surgical brow lift may be a worthwhile investment. Your plastic surgeon will help you to understand the best options for your facial cosmetic surgery.
How does a brow lift procedure work?
A brow lift procedure will take approximately 1-2 hours and is completed under twilight anaesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your plastic surgeon will create an incision that sits behind the hairline at the top of your head to allow for lifting of the forehead skin and access to the underlying tissue. The coronal brow lift is considered the classic, or, standard approach and offers the most permanent and dramatic results, though it does require a more extensive surgical incision. In certain cases, this type of forehead lift is necessary to do the extensive work and removal of excess tissue that a patient desires. The long incision is made behind the hairline, and may reach from one ear to the other.
When we are correcting deep frown lines and a sagging forehead, the underlying tissue and the brow muscles are selectively adjusted to minimize dramatic furrows and downward pulling. That means that you may no longer need the regular Botox required to soften those strong muscles. One of the great benefits of a brow lift is the permanent, effective result that can be achieved with one treatment, versus ongoing treatment with neuromodulators like Botox.
What is an endoscopic brow lift?
Under twilight anaesthesia or intravenous sedation, an endoscopic brow lift uses several small incisions behind the hairline to insert an endoscope, or viewing device, into the underlying tissue. This provides Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy a clear view of the tissue and allows for the specific modifications to be carried out. This approach is considered to be less invasive than the classic approach and will result in less scar concerns, however the effects may be less dramatic and not as long-lasting as they would be from a more traditional method.
Each can be appropriate depending on the individual and one-on-one consultation with your plastic surgeon will help you to appreciate which method will help deliver the results you want.
What should I expect after my brow lift procedure?
Following your procedure, we will apply surgical dressings to the treatment site, which can typically be removed within 3 days. We’ll send you home with detailed guidelines for proper aftercare, including steps for elevating your head and applying cold compresses as needed to reduce swelling. You may return to your normal routine after 1-2 weeks. We advise that you leave the more strenuous activities until 3-6 weeks post-operation. Most healthy clients heal very well with no issues or complication from this procedure. Incision lines are carefully placed in the hairline to hide their appearance and once the scar has matured, it will usually fad to a pale, barely-there line within the hair.
Is a brow lift procedure safe?
A brow lift procedure will have associated surgical risks, including infection, delayed healing, prominent scarring and skin irregularities. Our enhancement team will review with you the risks and potential complications in more detail during your one-on-one consultation.
Who will perform my Brow Lift In Toronto Or Whitby?
To learn more about brow lift surgery in Toronto, please contact us to schedule an appointment. During your visit, Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy will be happy to answer your questions, address concerns you may have, and share real brow lift before and after photos so that you have all the information you need to take next steps in your transformation.
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