If people say you look tired or angry, chances are your brows are giving them the wrong impression. You might want a brow lift if you notice that your upper eye area looks too full.Oftentimes, we try to achieve our look of yesteryear by lifting our brows with our finger in the mirror. A brow lift can mimic this improvement by correcting drooping eyebrows and minimizing forehead creases.
A brow lift – also known as a forehead lift – can relieve the angry look by alleviating the frown lines and the tired look by lifting the brow as it sags into the upper lid area. It can also help reduce the vertical frown lines between the brows, the horizontal lines of the forehead and lines around the eyes commonly referred to as “crow’s feet”.
Dr. McLean performs brow lifts in the comfort of his private cosmetic facility in Mississauga under general anaesthesia. Whether long or short incisions are used, they are hidden in your hair. The hair does not need to be shaved for this. You can shower, wash and style your hair the following day and be back to work in a week or two depending on whether or not you get any bruising around the eyes. The anaesthesiologist makes sure you are safe and comfortable throughout the procedure, and our caring and thorough nurse looks after you until it is time to go home an hour or two later.
All surgeries run the risk of potential complications. For an overview of risks and concerns associated with surgery, please click here. Dr. McLean will provide a thorough review of the risk factors that are specific to you and your chosen procedure.
We all know that we take risks in life every day. The risks of surgery are very much like those of everyday life: really bad things (like being hit by a truck) are rare. Less bad things (like getting a hangnail) are more common.
When we think of the downside of surgery we think of things like infection (most infections are readily treatable), bleeding (generally well controlled during surgery), fluid collection, bad scars (wide, lumpy or discoloured, for example) and healing problems (leading to unexpected scarring). Most plastic surgery involves two sides of the body and they are never totally identical with or without surgery. Sensation can be altered by surgery. For example, loss of nipple sensation is a risk of many breast procedures.
As part of your preparation for surgery at the McLean Clinic, we provide you with information about the risks of the procedures you are undergoing. This is to inform you, not to frighten you! You will have the opportunity to discuss the risks with your doctor and we encourage you to ask questions and make sure that you understand everything you need to.
The cost of a brow lift varies according to what you and Dr. McLean determine is required to give you the look you want with the best results. Your questions and concerns will be addressed personally by Dr. McLean during an in-depth consultation.
There are lots of ways to make the brow lift even better. The eyelid procedures will usually enhance the look of the whole area. The forehead is only the upper part of the face. The cheeks and neck can often be improved with a face lift. A facelift could also include doing the eyes, face and forehead all together. Fillers such as Juvederm can add volume to the central face particularly below the eyes to enhance the curvatures. Medical skin care, laser treatments, treatment of unwanted blemishes and other techniques may also enhance your overall facial appearance and rejuvenation.