Understanding the Procedure of Eyebrow Lift: During & Procedure | NHT

Process of Eyebrow Lifting

Is a surgery done to eliminate the sagging in the eyebrow area, which caused by aging or those that have these symptoms since birth. By this surgery, the face will get a youthful and lively appearance. The eyebrow is one of the elements that affect the facial expressions. It can show if the person is sad, tired or old, also it can show them in a youthful, lively and happy way.  This is related to the distance between the eyebrow and the eye. This procedure aims to lift the eyebrow in order to restore it to its appropriate natural place in the face. Also to adjust the height between the eyebrow and the eye so the face appears natural.

The Eyebrow Lift is usually done at the same time as the Forehead Lift because both procedures after each other. Although, other facial surgeries can be performed at the same time, helping people who want more than one operation to save time. Especially if the person wants to have a cosmetic operation for the eyelid. The ideal eyebrow varies from a person to another, but getting it is possible. Although the ideal eyebrow measurement vary between men and women, it can be said that eyebrow which starts at 1.5 cm above the eye, and ends at an eye level of 2-2.5 cm as an average, is the ideal eyebrow. These measurements and characteristics  or the patient’s face are very important to get a natural looking eyebrow.

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What Are The Cases In Which Eyebrow Lift Can Be Performed?

Eyebrow Lift can be performed in the following situations:

  • If the eyebrow is not consistent with facial features.
  • If the eyebrow has been sagged since birth or due to aging.
  • If the eyebrow shows the person sad or tired or nervous.
  • If the eyebrow drooping affects the person’s vision.
  • If the wrinkles of the forehead are negatively affecting the distance between the eyebrow and the eye.
  • If there are horizontal or vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows, the person appears older.
  • If the distance between the eyebrows become large or small due to wrinkles.
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Who Can Perform Eyebrow Lift?

Although there are no conditions, it is usually recommended to perform the procedure when the facial structure growing is complete. This condition is especially required when the procedure is performed in Botox injection method. At this stage, you can get detailed information from the doctor who will perform the operation. Experienced doctors perform Eyebrow Lift on both men and women, as they desire.

It is important that the person who is going to perform the Eyebrow Lift to be in contact with their doctor, be prepared for the procedure well and expecting realistic results.

Eyebrow Lift Techniques

This procedure can be performed using many techniques. The most known and famous techniques without surgery are Botox injection and Golden Strings, also there is a surgical technique called Endoscopic.

1 – Botox Injection: Botox was used to lift the eyebrow due to the increased interest by patients in this process. It takes about 15 minutes to lift the eyebrow, and the recovery period takes a few hours. After it, patients get the desired look they want.

The process begins by identifying the new location of the eyebrow. After that, the specific areas are injected with a substance called botulinum with a very fine needle. Because of these needles, no incisions are made so there are no scars after the operation.

This technique in highly recommended for patients whose sagging is simple, and the results continue from 3-6 months. Botox Injection can be repeated if the doctor sees this as appropriate.

2 – Golden Strings: This technique can be easily performed under local anesthesia, and the eyebrow is moved to the desired position by a thread running under the eyebrow. It takes about 10-15 minutes. Since there is no incision during the procedure, there will be no scars or loss of sensation in the skin tissue. The lasting of this technique varies depending on how much the patient moves the eyebrow, but it ranges from 6 months to 2 years. When this period is over, the procedure can be repeated as desired but after the doctor’s approval. This technique is done very quickly and without pain, and its effect appears so fast. As with Botox injection, recovery period is too short. People who want to lift their eyebrows prefer this technique because of its advantages and because it is performed without surgery.

3 – Surgical technique (Endoscopic): This technique is performed under local or general anesthesia according to the patient’s situation. An incision is made in the end of the forehead at the beginning of the hair line, then a thin tube will be inserted with a small camera at its end, the necessary changes are made. This technique takes about one hour. At the end of the operation, the incision is closed by stitches and the operation area is bandaged. The patient can leave the hospital at the same day of the operation. After the seventh day, the stitches are removed and the patient starts to recover.

Recovery Period After Eyebrow Lift

As with all other cosmetic procedures, skin redness or swelling may occur after Eyebrow Lift. But there are some tips to follow in order to heal faster especially if you had the operation by Golden Strings method or Endoscopic such as:

  • Avoid smoking, alcohol and blood transfusions like aspirin.
  • Cold compresses should be placed on the eyebrow area until redness and swelling are reduced.
  • The head must stay up after the operation, also the sleeping position should help to keep the head on this position, and do not use a pillow that cause pressure on the operation area.
  • Hair should not be washed during the first three days after the operation.
  • Do not exercise heavily or carry anything heavy during the first two weeks after surgery. But a light sport like walking can be practiced.

In addition to these recommendations, it is very important to follow the doctor’s instructions, and to show necessary care for cleanliness of operation area.

Most Common Questions

People with aesthetic and functional problems associated with eyebrow position, and those with no skin or skeletal problem can perform Eyebrow Lift.
Endoscopic technique is preferred because its results are permanent compared to other techniques, but this procedure can be done also with Botox Injection or Golden Strings.
It takes about 15 minutes to perform this procedure by Botox Injection.
The effect of Botox Injection lasts from 3-6 months.
It varies from 6 months to 2 years, depending on how much the patient moves their eyebrow.
Surgical technique offers more continuous solution than other techniques, and it takes one hour.
The procedure is performed under general or local anesthesia according to the doctor's preference and the condition of the patient.
Redness and swelling may occur after both Botox Injection and Golden Strings. These effects may be more in Endoscopic method, but this is normal and can be easily controlled.
Ice packs can treat the operation area and accelerate recovery.
Unless the doctor advises otherwise, you can return to your daily life immediately after the operation. But if Endoscopic technique is applied, you may need one week to return to normal life.

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