Eyebrows not only frame the eyes but the entire face and so the unwanted effects of a drooping brow (brow ptosis) may give a perpetually tired, sad and older looking appearance. A low positioned brow can also contribute to an angry appearance and have a masculinising effect on the face. Much of this has to do with changes that occur due to stress, sun, the natural ageing process and genetics. Over time the lowering of the brow may result in excess skin over the eyelids and the development of lines and wrinkles over the forehead as your muscles try to lift the brow. Younger female patients may also specifically seek brow lift procedures to aid in sculpting and shaping the brow to enhance their brow aesthetics. A surgical brow lift is a procedure which refreshes and rejuvenates the upper face and periorbital region. By lifting the brow into a more youthful position it improves the shape and arch of the brow and elevates loose skin from the upper eyelid. It helps to relax the muscles of the forehead and soften the appearance of wrinkles.
Dr Guy Watts offers both endoscopic and open brow lift techniques and will assess your specific anatomy to determine which will provide the best results whilst minimising incisions and recovery time.
• Elevate a drooping brow into a more youthful position
• Improve appearance of horizontal forehead wrinkles
• Reposition and create a more sculpted arched brow
• Improve brow symmetry
• Reduce excess upper eyelid skin by repairing brow ptosis
• Give the face a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance
• Feminise the facial aesthetics
A brow lift can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty or face lift to offer a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
Non-surgical techniques such as dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers and chemical peels can also be used in conjunction with a brow lift to leave the face looking naturally refreshed and younger. After a thorough consultation to determine your goals and desires Dr Watts will recommend which procedure or combination of procedures will deliver you the desired result.
Dr. Guy Watts performs most of his brow lift surgery on an outpatient basis under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation. The length of the procedure will depend on many factors, including type and extent of repair and combination with other procedures, but on average will take 1-2 hours to complete. After surgery you will be observed for a few hours to ensure your initial recovery is progressing well before you are allowed to return home with a friend or family member.
Written procedure specific information sheets will be given to you in order for you to prepare for your surgery and the recovery period. You may experience mild discomfort after the procedure and so a postoperative analgesia regime will be tailored to meet your specific needs. In general, you can expect any possible bruising and swelling to have settled within 1-2 weeks.
Dr Watts and his team are dedicated to providing ongoing care, support and guidance throughout your entire journey. They will be readily available to answer any further questions you may have to ensure a safe and smooth recovery. For more information please call our office to schedule a personal consultation with Dr Watts and discuss how a brow lift can give you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.