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Eyebrow lift

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Last reviewed: 01.06.2018
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The attractiveness of a woman is a combination of many details, and eyebrows occupy an important place in attractive appearance. The shape and outlines of the eyebrows determine the expression of emotions, the clarity of the look, the harmony of the face as a whole. If, with age or for other reasons, unpleasant changes occur on the face, then often eyebrow lift helps to eliminate the problem and restore the former beauty.

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Indications for eyebrow lift

In most cases, eyebrow lift is used to rejuvenate the exterior. It's no secret that with age, the skin (especially in the upper half of the face) becomes inelastic and sluggish. This can lead to the following problems:

  • omission of the eyebrows;
  • the appearance of pronounced wrinkles in the forehead, near the eyebrows;
  • the appearance of "crow's feet" wrinkles from the outside of the eyes;
  • overhang of the skin over the upper eyelids.

Sometimes low-set eyebrows can be an innate feature: in such a situation, a lift is performed not for the purpose of rejuvenation, but for the purpose of correcting an individual appearance defect.

Direct indications for the procedure for eyebrow lift are:

  • excess skin over the eye area;
  • ptosis of the eyebrow (on the one hand, or bilateral sagging);
  • ptosis of the skin above the cheekbones;
  • pronounced wrinkles in the frontal region and on the bridge of the nose.

The operation is not carried out with feverish conditions, with acute infectious diseases, as well as during an exacerbation of chronic inflammatory processes. Additional contraindications may include:

  • inflammatory processes in the field of operation;
  • disorders of the endocrine system (thyroid disease, diabetes);
  • oncological pathologies;
  • severe diseases of the cardiovascular system, hypertension;
  • bleeding disorders;
  • complete loss of skin turgor.

Preparing for an eyebrow lift

Where to start, if you decided to do a eyebrow lift? First of all, sign up for a consultation with a doctor. The doctor will examine the skin, assess the extent of the defect and determine the best method for correcting the situation. Be sure to tell the doctor about the presence of chronic and acute diseases, about possible allergic reactions, about medications taken. If earlier you already did plastic face, also tell about it.

30-50 days before surgery, it is advisable to quit smoking, stop taking medications based on acetylsalicylic acid.

Usually, on the day of the procedure, the doctor prescribes a prophylactic intake of an antimicrobial and antiviral drug: the medication regimen must be agreed in advance.

It is not necessary to cut or shave the hair at the cut points.

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Methods of eyebrow lift

The procedure for coronary eyebrow lifting is one of the most technically uncomplicated methods of suspenders. The doctor makes a cut at the border of the growth of hair on the head. The separated skin from the side of the frontal zone is pulled upward, due to which the eyebrows become higher. At the same time, the edge of the scalp rises, which outwardly increases the openness of the forehead.

To persons with little hair or a high forehead, such a lift of the forehead and eyebrows does not work: as a rule, it is recommended for a low lying forehead.

This surgical procedure requires a long recovery period. The seam turns out to be quite long, which sometimes affects the loss of skin sensitivity.

  • Endoscopic eyebrow lift is a minimally invasive technique using a microcamera and a specific instrument. The technique of the operation consists of three or four small incisions (approximately 15 mm) in the scalp. Subsequently, the instruments with the camera are injected subcutaneously. The latter is necessary for the doctor to follow the course of the intervention. Skin covers are neatly separated, muscle tissues are attracted with the help of biological threads and produce fixation in a certain place.

This operation provides for minimal damage to the skin, so the risk of bleeding is almost zero. In addition, the probability of traumatization of nerve fibers and hair follicles decreases. Surplus tissue during surgery is not removed, but distributed over the surface of the regenerated zone. Intervention is relatively short-lived, the rehabilitation period is also not long.

Eyebrow lift with filaments is not suitable for elderly patients, since in most cases with a breach of skin elasticity the procedure will not give a visible result. Biological threads can be used in patients with bald patches and an inflated open frontal zone, since the operation leaves virtually no traces.

  • The temporal eyebrow lift is the making of incisions in the temporal zones from one side and the other. Excess layers of skin integuments are attracted and removed without affecting the interbrown area. This option is suitable for those who wish to raise the lowered eyebrows. The procedure is often combined with an endoscopic filum pull-up - this makes it possible to give the eyebrows an ideal shape.
  • The procedure of the median suspender is an operative intervention, in which the incision passes in one of the deep wrinkles in the middle of the frontal zone. Excess tissues are removed, which visually reduces the area of the forehead. The median lift is most often performed in elderly patients with pronounced frontal folds.
  • The procedure of a superciliary tug is an operation with a cut above the eyebrow border, with the copying of their natural bend. This operation is considered technically complex, so only specialists with sufficient experience are taken for it.
  • The procedure of transpalpebral lifting, or braces through the upper eyelid, involves the incision in a natural fold above the upper eyelid. This method is especially effective for getting rid of wrinkles on the nose and forehead. The trace from the seam after the operation is absolutely not noticeable, and the effect is comparable to that of botox (but there is a plus: the result is much longer).
  • The method of smoothing out the bony protrusion over the eyebrows makes it possible to get rid of the deep-set eye effect. The operation is similar to the technique of coronary lifting. The procedure lasts approximately 1 hour, general or local anesthesia is used. A day after the intervention, the patient returns home.
  • Lifting eyebrows with botox is used to get rid of wrinkles located in the inter-brow gap. This is an injection procedure, which is an alternative to surgical eyebrow lift: the main difference is that injections of botulinum toxin do not give a lasting effect, and the procedure will have to be repeated at least once a year. The fact is that the injected neurotoxin completely leaves the tissue after 7-8 months after the procedure. Operative plastic, on the contrary, in most cases gives a lifetime result

Recovery period after eyebrow lift

The longest period of recovery is inherent in the coronary method of suspenders - it averages from 2 to 3 weeks. With endoscopy, rehabilitation is reduced to one week.

After a standard operation, numbness sometimes occurs in the area of the seam or forehead, itching of the skin, swelling or bruising. Such consequences are usually eliminated on their own for a month.

Postoperative pain, as a rule, is not typical. Hair growth in the seam area may temporarily be disrupted, but after some time, the hair follicles are restored.

Any stitches are usually removed after 7-10 days. If drainage was installed during the operation, it is removed after 1-2 days.

Throughout the recovery period, you should sleep on a high cushion to avoid postoperative edema of the tissues. After 4-5 days, you can wash yourself in a non-temperate shower. Temporarily forbidden to sunbathe, visit the sauna and sauna, drink alcohol and smoke, as this can cause hemorrhages at the site of intervention.

The true result of braces can be estimated after about 3-5 months, after the final regeneration. The following effects become noticeable:

  • wrinkles around forehead and nose bridge are smoothed;
  • eyebrows raise;
  • the forehead becomes more open;
  • the face visually rejuvenates.

Despite the effectiveness of these methods of eyebrow tightening, all patients must take into account possible complications after the procedure. Problems are relatively rare, but it is necessary to know about them. Among the most common complications are the following:

  • transient loss of skin sensitivity in the area of operation;
  • asymmetry of the face;
  • moving the border of the hairline back;
  • damage to the hair follicles, leading to focal alopecia;
  • damage to nerve fibers;
  • hemorrhages in the nearest tissues;
  • violations of facial expressions;
  • allergy to drugs used for analgesia;
  • accession of infection.

The doctor during the preliminary examination must necessarily assess the extent of contraindications and the possibility of development of negative consequences after operative plastic surgery. If the doctor finds any risks, then he must warn the patient in advance.

The eyebrow lift is often prescribed in conjunction with blepharoplasty and liposuction procedures. Also, if necessary, a hair transplant is carried out to areas with damaged hair follicles. In addition, surgical lifting is allowed to combine with mesotherapy, botox injections and chemical face peeling.

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