A browlift, as its name suggests, raises the eyebrows to achieve a more youthful and well-rested appearance in the area around the eyes. It is designed to address eyebrows that are “droopy,” which creates an angry or tired look.
Having a sagging brow may also make excess eyelid skin look worse, making the eyes appear smaller. Depending on the type of brow lift, Dr. Thomas recommends, sometimes it is possible to decrease the frown lines in between your eyebrows. To achieve the best cosmetic outcome, this procedure may be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as blepharoplasty.
There are several different kinds of browlifts available depending on what your individual goals are. Different incisions and surgical approaches are used to achieve certain effects, and it may be possible to hide your incisions completely within the hairline. Different kinds of browlifts are also available to address brow asymmetry or to change the position of your hairline. When you meet with Dr. Thomas for your consultation, he will discuss which option is best suited to you.
Dr. Thomas generally performs browlifts under general anesthesia, and the surgery usually takes 1-2 hours. It is an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to go home once you have recovered fully from anesthesia.
You will likely have some bruising and swelling, which typically resolves within 10-14 days following the procedure. A complete set of post-operative instructions, including what to expect after your surgery, may be found here: