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Browlift FAQ

What is the difference between a browlift and eyelift surgery?

The skin overhanging the eye is shared between the proper position of the eyebrow and the eyelid proper. If when you look in the mirror and you gently elevate the eyebrow, and it looks better to you, than chances are that some type of brow elevation may be beneficial.  The brow can be elevated either with a closed or open technique. This basically refers to the extent of the incisions.

Who is a good candidate for a browlift?

A patient who has brow ptosis or drooping. Some patients have no need of eyelift surgery, just a repositioning of the eyebrow will remove all of the overhanging skin of the upper eyelid region.

Will there be scars?

As with most cosmetic procedures, there will be scars, but they will be placed so as to be inconspicuous. They are usually placed within the hairline to be hidden easily.

What is my recovery going to be like?

A bandage will be placed around the head for a day, and then following that, no bandages are used. You may start showering and shampooing. There will be bruising for a few days and swelling, but most people can return to activities with about 10-12 days after the browlift. No hair is shaved, which helps with concealing the scars.

Will I look startled?

That scary, startled look. That scares a lot of people from considering the procedure. If properly performed, this will not happen, and the results will look natural, and pleasing. It usual will correct that complaint “I always look tired”.

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