A browlift is done to raise the eyebrows and reduce ridges and furrows on the forehead which creates a smoother, more youthful appearance. This procedure is typically done with other facial surgeries, namely those on the eyelids. The originally described browlift involved an incision in the hairline extending from one ear to the other. More typically today, the browlift is performed endoscopically using 3-5 smaller incisions in the scalp and specialized instruments to elevate the skin and muscles of the forehead and resuspend them.
A browlift is done under general anesthesia and takes 1-1.5 hours. The upper eyelids can become bruised and swollen for 1-2 weeks following surgery. Most often there will staples and palpable screws in the scalp which are removed in the office 10-14 days after surgery. This is not painful.
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