Definition - What does Eyebrow-Lift mean?

An eyebrow-lift is a surgical procedure that is used to lift the skin of the brow, reducing lines and wrinkles and lifting the eyebrows away from the eyes. However, some people also use the term to refer to Botox treatments that address the same issues.

TheConsultation explains Eyebrow-Lift

As we age, our facial skin sags and the brows move closer to the eyes. In extreme instances, it can even affect vision. Loose skin also shows up as wrinkles, frown lines and lines across the forehead.

Surgeons usually perform brow lift surgery using an endoscope, which allows them to make small incisions rather than opening the whole forehead. However, it may be necessary to switch methods if they encounter problems. In this case, they will switch to what is known as the “classic” or “coronal” brow lift in which an incision is made along the hairline from one ear and across the forehead to the other ear. The doctor can then remove excess skin, and lift and tighten the tissue.

Recovery time for an endoscopic brow lift is shorter than it is for a classic brow lift, and there is less scarring. The procedure is generally safe, but it is still a form of surgery and therefore poses the risk of infection of the wound site, scarring, and the unintended severing of nerves that allow the eyebrows to move. Complications are rare, however.

Non-surgical brow lifts can be achieved with Botox injections, but the procedure must be repeated every few months to maintain the results.

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