Do people keep asking you what’s wrong or do they tell you to cheer up? Of course, if they are, it certainly won’t cheer you up. You might not be conscious of it but your countenance may be sending out the wrong signals. And that’s bad news for everyone, including you. What you may need is a brow lift. This is a surgical procedure to correct a sagging and/or furrowed brow by lifting and tightening the muscles underlying the forehead.
A brow lift can solve a number of problems: it can raise eyebrows that are sagging or positioned too low, making you look constantly tired or sad; it can reduce deep horizontal creases across your forehead; and it can remove the frown lines or furrows between your eyebrows and the top of your nose.
A brow lift usually requires you to stay overnight in hospital after the procedure. However, this will depend on the extent of the work being done. For example, many of our patients choose to have a brow lift at the same time as a facelift. In that case, your hospital stay could well be longer.
As with any surgery, there is always the possibility of infection, bleeding, bruising and swelling. However, these are minimal and generally resolve over a couple of weeks. Don’t worry, though: your surgeon will explain any possible complications during your consultation and we’re always here to support you through recovery.
Most of our patients return to work and a normal social life after two weeks or sooner, which is about when the swelling will have settled. You may just need to camouflage any residual bruising with make-up for a short period after this. However, you should be prepared to wait up to three months for the area to completely settle and the final result to become clear.