What is an Eyebrow Lift?
In most cases, an eyebrow lift is chosen to combat the signs of aging, however, it can also be used on patients affected by injury or birth defects.
How Does an Eyebrow Lift Surgery Work?
An eyebrow lift can be performed using one of the three common techniques: an eyebrow lift, an endo-coronal brow lift, or a trichophytic lift.
This procedure is the least invasive choice in where several small incisions are made along the scalp. An endoscope is then inserted through the incisions, which allows the surgeon to see the treatment on a screen. The surgeon then uses another instrument to lift the forehead skin and reposition the brows.
Endo-coronal brow Lift
This is the most classic brow lift technique whereby a single incision made from ear to ear. The skin is pulled away from the muscle and connective tissue and pulled upwards, the hairline is lifted to remove wrinkles and lift the eyebrows.
A Trichophytic Lift
This type of brow lift, commonly used for patients with higher hairlines, uses an incision made just behind the hairline. A portion of forehead skin is removed (rather than raising the hairline) to elevate the eyebrows.
The Ideal Candidate
During your initial consultation, the surgeon will assess whether or not you are an ideal candidate for an otoplasty procedure. The qualities for the ideal candidate include:
- General good health
- Skin that still maintains elasticity
- Realistic expectations
- Age-appropriate – between the age of 40 – 70
How Much Does an Eyebrow Lift Surgery Cost?
Before any surgery can be scheduled a consultation must take place, here the surgeon will assess the patients needs and suggest the best procedure to achieve the required results.
Consultation Fee: R1000
(Estimated Price: R40,000)
This number includes anesthesia and operating room fees. However, the total cost of your treatment will depend on your individual needs and goals. A number of factors will influence the final total of your procedure.
Eyebrow Lift Surgery Before & After
Eyebrow Lift Recovery
The recovery time after an eyebrow lift is generally very quick depending on the procedure chosen and the size of the incision made.
Complications | Risks | Side Effects | Scars
If carried out by a medical professional, the side effects from an eyebrow lift should be minimal and patients are likely to see results immediately.
Temporary Side Effects
It is common to experience side effects after an eyebrow lift, these include:
Other Possible Side Effects
In some cases, the side effects are more severe. These include:
- Blood clots
- Excessive bleeding
These risks will be fully disclosed and explained by the surgeon, if at any point post surgery a patient suffers from any serious side effects – please consult your surgeon immediately.