A brow lift, also referred to as a forehead lift is a relatively simple cosmetic surgery procedure which can have lasting effects for up to ten years. Brow lifts are a common response to the effects of ageing, which can be seen in the areas around the eyes and brow.
Brow lifts are most often performed on both men and women from ages 40 to 60 who are experiencing hooding of the upper eyelids and sagging and drooping of the brow. While the brow lift will not halt the ageing process, it can potentially decrease the visible signs of ageing, while at the same time tightening and smoothing the muscles on the forehead and brow. In raising your eyebrows your brow lift will give you the appearance of looking more relaxed, younger and alert.
The brow lift does not take long to recover from as the stitches can be removed as early as 7 to 10 days after the operation. Some patients may experience some bruising and numbness of the brow, which is quite common, and will most likely disappear within a few days following surgery.