Lemon slice brow lift

This simple yet quite effective procedure mainly elevates the outer half of your brow, effectively alleviating droopy eyebrows that come with age. In directly it may also improve, to a degree, excessive lateral eyelid excess.

Who is a brow lift for?

If you feel that over time your brows have become saggy and the distance between your brows and eyes have diminished, giving you a tired look, or if you feel your brows are hooding over your eyelids and this bothers you, then you may be a good candidate for a lemon-slice brow lift. If you feel that your whole forehead as well as your brows need a lift then this procedure is not adequate for your needs.

Evaluation for a brow lift!

During consultation for a lemon-slice brow lift you have to be open regarding your goals and what you would like to achieve. You will also need to disclose your medical and medication history. The surgeon will examine your forehead and the relation between your brows and your eyes. Based on his assessment he will be able to explain if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.

How is a brow lift done?

In the vast majority of patients, the lemon-slice brow lift is done under local anaesthesia. The incision is placed just within your brow line so as to make the scar as camouflaged as possible. A certain amount of skin is removed in the shape of a lemon slice –hence the name- and if needed the brow is further fixed to underlying tissue with the help of sutures and the defect closed. 

Risks associated with brow lift!

As with any surgery there is always a risk of bleeding, infection and delayed wound healing or unfavourable scarring. More particular to this surgery there is always a risk of asymmetry, rarely nerve damage or eye irritation and possible recurrence of droopy brows.

Recovery from a brow lift

Following surgery you will be taken back to your room and allowed to rest for a few hours whilst applying a cold compress on your forehead/brows. At home it is advisable to rest for the first couple of days following the operation. Application of intermittent cold compress is recommended during this period to limit the variable degree of swelling and bruising experienced. Mild discomfort and tightness is alleviated with oral medication. Removal of sutures usually occurs after 7 days following the procedure.