Brow Lift Surgery in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario
Overhanging skin in the upper eyelids can be addressed in two ways: an upper eyelid lift or a brow lift. While in the past surgeons often chose to automatically perform an upper eyelid lift to correct sagging of the upper lid, often today, a brow lift is considered as a way to create the same result.
A brow lift can be performed alone or it may often be performed at the same time as a facelift, which also removes excess skin and tightens muscles in the mid and lower face. Younger adults who have a naturally low brow or who already have deep frown lines due to stress or muscle over-activity may also benefit from a brow lift.
Sometimes, patients may focus their attention on excess skin in the upper eyelids and not realize that it is their sagging eyebrows that are the cause of the problem. Dr. Callaghan will explain the benefits of both eyelid and brow lift surgery as each procedure applies to you.
The surgical technique that Dr. Callaghan recommends will depend on things such as the position of your eyebrows, the amount of excess upper eyelid skin you have and the height of your hairline (the height of your hairline can be altered a little after surgery).
Dr. Callaghan's forehead lift technique uses an endoscope, a long, thin tube with a light on the end, attached to a video camera. The endoscope is inserted through several tiny incisions in the scalp and allows Dr. Callaghan to see and work on the inside structure of the forehead. The endoscopic technique has the advantages of requiring minimal incisions and allowing rapid healing.
If your main concern is frown lines between your eyebrows, a limited endoscopic brow lift procedure can be performed to correct these problems. If you are having upper eyelid surgery performed, it may also be possible to treat frown lines at the same time through the incisions that are made in the upper eyelid.
Complications from a brow lift are infrequent though sometimes the normal patchy numbness and itching that follow the surgery may be prolonged. Sometimes, patients experience minor hair loss where the scalp incisions were made, but this is usually temporary and is easy to conceal.
Swelling and bruising is expected around the eyes and should be gone within two weeks. You may use camouflage makeup almost immediately. Do expect temporary numbness and possibly some itching of the scalp as the nerves heal. You will have an accurate idea of how you will look within two weeks.
Contact us today to find out more about why a brow lift is perfect for you. We proudly serve patients in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, and the surrounding areas.