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What is brow lift surgery?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that corrects a sagging or deeply furrowed brow. The procedure is often performed to reduce the creases, or ‘frown lines’, that develop across the forehead and on the bridge of the nose. It can also raise the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position.
What will it do?
The aim of a brow lift is to improve facial appearance and reduce the signs of ageing by:
Elevating the brow into a preferred position
Smoothing out forehead wrinkles
Lessening frown lines that develop between the eyes near the nose
Other surgical rejuvenation treatments often performed along with a brow lift are facelift surgery and eyelid reduction surgery.
Non-surgical treatments, such as chemical skin peel, dermabrasion or skin resurfacing of the face, may also be undertaken at the same time as the brow lift. The aim of these treatments is to treat sun-damaged skin and crow’s feet around the eyes, which are not removed by brow lift surgery.