A guide to eyebrow lifts

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If you don't know much about eyebrow lifts, here is some information about this cosmetic procedure that you may find useful.

Why do people get eyebrow lifts?

There are several reasons why a person may decide to get an eyebrow lift. Firstly, lifting the brow can help to create more space between the brows and the eyes; this can give a person a more wide-eyed, youthful appearance.

Secondly, this cosmetic procedure can produce very dramatic results for people who have naturally heavy brows (i.e. brows which are extremely close to the upper eyelids) and who have, as a result of age-related skin sagging, noticed that their brows now sit on their lids.

In such cases, lifting the brows can not only make the person look younger but can also eliminate the constant stern-looking expression that tends to be unavoidable when the brows are in this low position.

It can even help a person of this kind to see better if their brows sit so low that they push down on the upper eyelids, to the point where the lids remain constantly half-closed, as it can remove this pressure and enable them to fully open their eyes.

What happens during this procedure?

There are several different ways that a surgeon can lift a person's brow. As such, the exact nature of the procedure will depend on which approach the surgeon decides to take.

However, one of the most common types of eyebrow lifts is an endoscopic lift. This is where several tiny incisions are made within the hairline (creating the incisions in this area ensures that any scarring remains hidden). Then, the surgeon inserts an extremely thin piece of tubing, that has a camera attached to it, through one of these incisions.

This will enable them to clearly see (and thus avoid damaging) the muscles, nerves and other tissues underneath the brow as they gently lift the skin on the forehead upwards. When the desired brow position has been achieved, the surgeon will then secure the skin in place with sutures.

Most people recover from this type of eyebrow lift very quickly and can return to their usual daily activities within a week or so.

Following this procedure, it is normal for people to experience some swelling and bruising at the incision sites, as well as some mild headaches. These symptoms should gradually subside over the course of a couple of months, as the wounds heal.

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