Brow of Coronal Lift
Forehead wrinkles, drooping eyelids, and sagging eyebrows can make a person look older and more tired than they may feel. A brow lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure than can help to correct these problems, rejuvenating the patient’s facial appearance. Skin will be smoother and tighter, and the eyes may seem bigger and more alert. Compared to other cosmetic surgery procedures, brow lifts are simpler and less painful.
Brow lift surgery can be done using either general or local anesthesia. It is typically an outpatient procedure. To perform a brow lift, Dr. Chin begins by making an incision at the near the ear. It extends around the forehead near the hairline so that visible scarring is minimized. He then removes excess tissue and pulls the skin taut. Excess is trimmed away and stitches or clips are used to suture the incision. A special bandage is then applied over the treated area.
Recovery time varies, but most patients can return to work within two to three weeks. Vigorous physical activity should be avoided for four to six weeks. Patients may experience some pain, tenderness, and swelling after surgery, which can usually be alleviated with pain medication. Scars typically fade over time.
Brow lift surgery is generally considered safe. All surgical procedures do entail some risk, however. Infection, bleeding, and reaction to the anesthesia are rare but possible. Loss of sensation, nerve damage in the forehead muscles, and excessive scar formation have also been known to occasionally occur. Patients can reduce their risk of complications by adhering to Dr. Chin’s instructions and by refraining from smoking prior to and following surgery.