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What is a Brow Lift Surgery?

As we age, the muscles beneath the skin lose their elasticity and the skin itself appears to sag - especially around the forehead, eyebrows and upper eyelids. This may make you look older than you are or feel.

A Brow Lift aims to smooth out frown lines and wrinkles on your forehead and between your eyes to give you a more youthful, less serious appearance. We've supported many people in their journey to regain confidence with this relatively straightforward procedure.

How is it done?

There are two types of Brow Lift:

The 'Classic' Lift - where one continuous incision is made from one ear to the other, around the top of your hairline.

The Endoscopic Lift - where a series of smaller incisions are made around your hairline. Mr Khan will insert a camera probe into these for viewing purposes and then uses special surgical instruments to make the necessary changes. Small anchors are also used to secure the skin during the operation. These are removed a few weeks later.

The Endoscopic approach is generally favoured because it is less invasive which usually means a shorter recovery time. However, the Classic approach may be more effective - depending on how much work needs to be done to get the desired effect.

The operation will usually take one to two hours, depending on which approach Mr Khan takes. You will be under a general anaesthetic so you’ll be asleep for the duration.

After the Surgery:

After the procedure, you will be taken from the operating theatre to a recovery room, where you will come round from the anaesthesia under close supervision.

It's likely that you will experience some numbness, swelling and bruising immediately after the operation. You will also probably feel as though you’ve got a bad headache but this is normal and your symptoms will start to improve over the next few weeks. We will give you medication while you’re with us and to take home to help ease any pain.

We will provide you with a supply of all the medicines your consultant feels you need to take home with you after you've left hospital, up to 14 days. This may be at an additional cost to some patients.

Mr Khan will talk to you about the possible risks and complications of having this procedure and how they apply to you.

This will depend on which operation you've decided on, but when you get home you’ll need to take things easy at first. Most people return to work after a couple of weeks but it could be around a month before you feel totally confident with your new look.

Swelling and bruising can affect all parts of your face but this should be gone within a week. For at least two days after surgery try to keep your head elevated on pillows as much as possible because this will ease any swelling. It’s also a good idea to apply regular ice packs to affected areas and avoid bending or leaning down.

You may also experience itching for weeks or even months after the operation. This is normal and will ease with time.

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