Brow lift and or forehead lift can be done both surgically or non-surgically using botox. In this procedure following changes occur. They are:-
Brow lift is a procedure in which each brow is positioned into a natural desirable shape. This can be done by various methods both surgically and non-surgically. Surgical brow lift involves making small cuts or incisions in the hairline and one just above the brow and achieve a desirable lift and shape. Non-surgical brow lift involves fillers which can be injected in such a way to achieve brow lift. Nonsurgical methods also include Botulinum Toxin which can be injected at specific points to achieve a brow lift. Last but not the least, thread lift is the latest non-surgical technique used to create an excellent Brow lift.
Brow lift whether done surgically or non-surgically creates swelling especially around the periorbital region since skin is very thin around that area and takes up water that means oedema occurs leading to swelling. Obviously the swelling is more with surgical methods as compared to the latest nonsurgical methods. The swelling typically lasts for 7-10 days after surgery and 3-4 days after non-surgical methods.
After Brow lift surgery, one can see the slightly overcorrected brow look along with periorbital swelling which typically lasts for 7-10 days. The stitches are removed after 7 days of the procedure and the brow achieves its final position after 6-8 weeks of the procedure.
Brow lift can be done mainly by two techniques , both surgically and non-surgically. Surgical Brow lift though gives a more permanent result but has a longer downtime with incisions both above eyebrow and just inside the hairline which needs suture removal after 7-10 days. Non-surgical Brow lift gives a natural lasting result, there are various techniques for the same , most popular being Thread lift for Brow lift and Fillers for Brow lift. Botulinum toxin is also done in few selected cases but has got quite unpredictable results and lasts much lesser than other above mentioned techniques.
Brow lift surgery starts with incision markings in standing position and discussing with patient the final desired position he/she desires. After marking the incisions, small amount of anaesthesia is infiltrated along the incisions and along the entire track. Then the surgery starts with the hairline incision which is deepened and an internal track is made all along till the incision just above the Eyebrow is reached. Once the tracks are dissected, a permanent suture is taken from hairline till the above Brow incision and back to the hairline again where the knots are fixed to the periosteum to give secured long standing results.
Surgical Brow lift typically lasts for 5 years or more depending on the aging process. Non-surgical Brow lift whether done through Fillers or Thread lift, results usually last for 1-1.5 years. The results of Botulinum toxin are for the least duration lasting for only 4-6 months. So it is best that the patient discusses with the doctor his expectations and whether he wants surgery or without it and accordingly take a call.
Natural Brows are most desirable in any population, any race and any sex, male or female. So it is in best interest that your doctor explains u all details and what all can be achieved by which procedure. As discussed in above questions, Brows can be lifted naturally using both Surgical Brow Lift and Non-Surgical Brow Lift using Thread lift, Fillers or Botulinum Toxin. A complete detailed discussion is advisable with your doctor with discussions on pros and cons about every procedure before final decisions are taken.
Botulinum Toxin is a Non-Surgical Brow lift technique which can be done very quickly. There are few defined points just below the eyebrow, typically 2 points each side where we can inject 2 units at each point creating a natural lift which takes 7-10 days to occur. But every technique has its own pros and cons. One of the major drawback of this technique is that unequal Brow lift can occur and is quite frequent by thus technique. So it is advisable to review your doctor in 2 weeks’ time for if any correction is required. 1-2 more units can be easily added to create equalisation.
Best is to consult your doctor who shall tell u all the available options. Once you discuss all the pros and cons, u can take a call which technique suits u best according to your profession since it may not allow too long a downtime or u do not have any down limit and looking for a longer duration option and also see all the cost implications involved. So u can easily get your Eyebrows in a more natural position with the help of your doctor.
Incisions are typically made for Surgical Brow Lift. Incisions typically start with planning along with the patient. Typically two incisions are made for each side ,one just above the Brow and one just inside the hairline. Once the anaesthesia numbing injection is given, the incisions are given and gently deepened. An internal track is made connecting the two incisions and then a permanent suture is taken starting from hairline and taking a full loop through the incision above the Eyebrow and then back to hairline where suture knot is fixed to the periosteum to give a more permanent result. The incisions are closed with fine sutures and tapes are applied and sutures are removed at 7-10 days typically.
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