A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift: Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes. Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows.
WHAT DOES IT TRY TO ACCOMPLISH
Smooths forehead wrinkles and lifts the eyebrows to more youthful positions.
HOW IS IT DONE
Incision across the top of the head from ear to ear behind the hairline and the forehead skin is lifted upwards. Just for brow lift three small cuts in the hairline.
HOW LONG DOES THE OPERATION TAKE
About 1 hour.
HOW LONG IS THE STAY IN THE CLINIC
1 or 2 nights.
TYPE OF STITCHES
Large silk stitches in the scalp.
HOW LONG ARE THEY LEFT IN
TYPE OF DRESSING
HOW LONG IS IT LEFT ON
Slight. Often feels tight for a few days.
WHERE ARE THE SCARS AND HOW BAD ARE THEY
In the scalp behind the hairline. The hairline will be moved backwards to some extent. This operation is not suitable for men where receding hair will show the scar.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER
WHEN IS THE FINAL RESULT SEEN
1 or 2 months.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST
Frown lines above the nose can sometimes recur quickly, but it has a lasting effect on the transverse forehead lines.
Early: Occasional bruising and swelling. Sometimes hair loss in front of the scar. Numbness at the top of the head.
Late: In people with thin hair growth the scar may be more visible.
Your surgeon must be properly qualified to do the operation and he will advise you what can and what cannot be achieved in your case. Do take that advice.
Dr. Mirza Shehab Afzal Beg is a British trained plastic surgeon possessing the highest qualification of Plastic surgery in UK i.e. FRCS (Plast) which no other surgeon currently practicing in Pakistan has. He has also worked as a Consultant in Plastic Surgery in UK. On his return from UK he is based at Liaquat National Hospital and is also a honorary consultant at Aga Khan Hospital. He has his cosmetic surgery and hair transplant set up at Clifton, Karachi.