A brow lift or Eyebrow Pexia , as it is also known, is performed to raise eyebrows that have fallen over time and due to the action of gravity and aging.

It improves the appearance of the forehead and eyebrow area, rejuvenating the look. Small incisions are made behind the hairline, making the scars visible and allowing adequate traction and elevation . This procedure especially rejuvenates the look.

Brow Lift
Am I a good candidate?You may choose to have a brow lift if you have low brows, drooping brows, or brow asymmetry (height difference).

A brow lift can also boost your self-confidence by improving your eyes and rejuvenating them.

A brow lift can be done alone or in combination with facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or a facelift.
Why do the eyebrows go down?Aging generally causes the eyebrows to move downward. This happens mainly due to the action of gravity and increased laxity of the tissues (skin and soft tissues), which also shortens the distance between the eyebrows and the eyelashes.

The lower position of the eyebrows can make you look tired, angry or sad. A brow lift can raise your brows and restore a refreshed, more pleasing appearance. In addition , the descent can make you see that you have excess skin on the upper eyelid.
Are there risks?A brow lift does come with some risks, including:

Cicatrization. Scars may be visible after a brow lift. Changes in the sensation of the skin. A brow lift can cause temporary numbness in the forehead or the top of the scalp.

Asymmetry in the position of the eyebrows. A brow lift can result in asymmetry, with one or both eyebrows appearing too high. However, the asymmetry can be evened out during the healing process. Persistent brow shape or position problems can be treated with additional surgery.

hair problems A brow lift can cause a raised hairline or hair loss at the incision site. If hair loss does not resolve on its own, it may be treated with scar excision or hair grafting.

Like any other type of major surgery, a brow lift carries a risk of bleeding, infection, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia.
How do you decide to perform the procedure?Initially, you will speak with a plastic surgeon specialized in the facial area, such as Dr. Emiliano Alvarez . During your first visit, the surgeon will probably:

Do a physical exam. To determine your treatment options, your doctor will examine and measure different parts of your face with your eyes open and closed. The doctor may also take pictures for your medical record.

Discuss your expectations. Explain why you want a brow lift and what you expect in terms of your appearance after the procedure. Make sure you understand the benefits and risks.
What should I do prior to surgery?Stop smoking. Smoking decreases blood flow to the skin and can slow down the healing process. If you smoke, your doctor will recommend that you stop smoking before surgery and during recovery.

Avoid certain medications. You may need to avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements, which can increase bleeding.

A brow lift is performed in a hospital or outpatient surgical center, under general anesthesia or sedation.
How is it the procedure?Brow lift techniques vary depending on the desired results. The specific technique your surgeon chooses will determine the location of the incisions and the resulting scars.

There are several options:

Coronal brow lift. Your surgeon will make an incision behind the hairline on the top of the head, mainly in the part that we want to raise (tail of the eyebrows). He or she will lift your forehead to its new position, with the scalp in front of the incision overlapping the scalp behind it. Leaving the scars hidden within the hair.

The overlapping scalp is then removed and the remaining scalp is sutured. This technique is generally not done on people who have high hairlines, fine hair, or are likely to lose their hair.

Prehair eyebrow lift . Your surgeon will make an incision between the top of your forehead and the beginning of your hairline. A small amount of skin and tissue will be removed from the top of your forehead. This type of procedure is also used when we have a very wide forehead and we want to reduce it.

CastaƱeda-type Eyebrow Lift: An incision is made over the eyebrow, leaving a visible scar at that level. It is used in cases of aged skin or with many wrinkles.
How is the Postoperative Period? Loose Day bandages on your forehead to minimize swelling. You should rest with your head elevated and take analgesics as recommended, the pain is tolerated with common painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Apply cold compresses to relieve swelling.

Avoid exposing your incisions to excessive strain or movement As you heal, you may experience itching, which will lessen over time.

The sutures will usually be removed within seven to 10 days after the procedure.