A loss of elasticity of the connective tissue and skin can cause a sagging of the eyebrows already beginning at age 30 or younger. This causes the eyebrows to push onto the eyelids thereby giving the face a tired look. Depending on the degree of elasticity loss by the skin, there are several different techniques that can be used to correct the eyebrows.
|Facts and costs|
|Duration of hospitalization:||Patients can be treated either on an outpatient basis or for 1 – 2 days as an in-patient.|
|Anesthesia:||General anesthesia is administered by an anesthesiologist from our department of anesthesia. Upon request, the procedure can also be performed using local anesthesia.|
|Sutures:||Will be removed on the 7th day|
|Seclusion:||Approx. 1 week|
|Follow-up care:||On the 7th day. Further treatment will be scheduled in consultation with the surgeon.|
|Price:||2.900,- € plus anesthesia costs|
Direct eyebrow lifting
The simplest technique to correct the eyebrows is to remove the excessive skin directly above the eyebrow. This is also known as a direct eyebrow lifting. An incision is made at the upper eyebrow edge. Since men generally have stronger brows, they are the ideal candidates for this procedure. The biggest benefit of this procedure is its reliability and the concomitant low risk.
Indirect eyebrow lifting
Brows that are naturally low-lying require the more elaborate forehead lift procedure even when distinct forehead lines have already emerged. This procedure is recommended when the lower half of the face would strongly deviate from the upper half following a lift. The entire forehead can be lifted and lines diminished using the endoscopic, or open, techniques.
Following surgery, the patient’s head is bandaged. Drainage tubes are removed after one or two days and sutures are removed after about five to seven days. To ensure the best possible results, patients should rest a lot over the first five to seven days and avoid strenuous physical activities for three to four weeks following the brow lift. Alcohol and smoking should be avoided for at least two weeks so that the healing process is not endangered and also to avoid other complications.
Risks and possible complications
During the first post-operative days, bruising may be observed. This will disappear again after one to two weeks. A feeling of tension on the forehead and eyelids should be anticipated as should slight swelling over the first two weeks. On occasion, a few hairs may be lost when incisions are made into the hair. Numbness of the scalp may also be experienced though this usually disappears after some months.