Overview

The aims of a brow lift on average, are to elevate the forehead, smooth out natural wrinkles of the forehead and between the eyebrows, and to position the brow in the upper third of the face and make it more proportional to other facial features.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any options?

    There are two surgical methods by which a browlifting operation may be performed:

    • Endoscopic browlifts (three to five short incisions in the hair bearing scalp allow direct access to the forehead, which will be elevated by a small instrument with an associate video camera placed down through the small incisions.)
    • The open more traditional technique involves an incision across the top of the scalp which allows much needed mobilisation of the forehead and subsequent elevation, possibly using an endotine.

    There are many other types of lifting procedures and techniques, some of which may be invasive and use various instruments, from Botox injections and tape, to laser and bilateral eyelid surgery, along with having a pretrichial, endobrow and transblepharoplasty brow lift.

  • What type of anaesthetic will be used?

    Mr Banwell recommends the surgery be performed under a general anaesthetic undertaken by a specialist anaesthetist.

  • What are the risks?

    There are both general and specific risks to lifts and Mr Banwell will talk to you in detail regarding any complications. General risks include bruising, swelling, bleeding, wound infection, problems with general anaesthetics and scars like abnormal scarring and keloid scarring. Specific risks include altered or loss of sensation in the forehead or top of the scalp, numbness may be replaced by itching and this typically resolves within several months as the nerves heal. There are rarely permanent long term injuries to the nerves that control eyebrow movement, resulting in asymmetry of the eyebrows. We will, rarely see both eyes end up swollen and shut for a few days, or the hairline being slightly raised, although the endoscopic technique procedure is less likely to cause this. At the same time, while most deep wrinkles will look less obvious, some may be improved only slightly or not at all, and rarely temporary hair loss may occur near the treated area, or thinning or permanent loss near the scar. The results of surgery may not meet your expectations and there may be the need for revisional surgery.

  • What costs are involved?
    • Surgical fees 
    • Prothesis fees
    • Hospital fees 
    • Specialist anaesthetist fee

Please contact Mr Banwell's office on 01342 330302 or email help@paulebanwell.com for further information.

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At a Glance

SURGERY TIME
1.5 Hours

HOSPITAL STAY
3 night

ANAESTHETIC ASSESSMENT
no

PRE ADMISSION TESTS
no

SLEEPING POSITION
Sleeping on back recommended for 4 weeks.

REASONABLY MOBILE
Immediately

WASHING
Shower after 1 day.

DRIVING
1 week

EXERCISE INCLUDING GYM
8 weeks

SEXUAL ACTIVITY
Restricted activity after 4 weeks

FULL RECOVERY
4 - 6 weeks

TIME OFF WORK
2 weeks

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