When people complain of having “heavy eyelids”, they often also have a degree of “heavy eyebrows”. For some, the problem should therefore be solved with an eyebrow lift instead of or as a supplement to upper eyelid surgery.
The reason for heavy eyebrows in most people is that the tissue loses some of its elasticity with increasing age. This means that the forehead skin becomes loose and the eyebrow droops.
The problem can be remedied with an eyebrow lift either by removing skin directly above the eyebrow (direct lift) or by lifting the forehead from the hairline (temporal lift)
Surgery for heavy eyebrows usually takes place under local anesthesia and typically takes 1-1½ hours.
It is important that you are well prepared for the operation. Smoking is the main cause of complications such as infection and tissue death, and you must therefore stop smoking at least 4 weeks before the operation and must start again no earlier than 4 weeks after the operation.
It is a good idea that you have read the information here on the website before the preliminary examination and that you write down the questions that arise while you are reading and bring these with you to the preliminary examination.
When you come to the preliminary examination, we will ask you to bring the information form about your health, which is attached to the information material you receive from us when you book an appointment.
During the preliminary examination, you talk to the plastic surgeon about your wishes, and you will be examined so that it can be determined which treatment can be offered. You will then receive thorough information about the operation and the aftermath.
The result after cosmetic surgery is not permanent, as the normal aging processes, smoking, pregnancies, weight loss and weight gain can affect the result in the long term.
Bleeding after surgery is extremely rare. If this happens, you must initially rest with your head elevated and use the cooling glasses for 10-15 minutes. This will usually stop the bleeding.
Infection is very rare, but can occur and will require treatment with antibiotics. If infection occurs, it is typically seen after a few days, and the symptoms are redness and swelling as well as increasing pain.
The deep self-dissolving threads with which the subcutaneous tissue is sutured can sometimes be expelled into the scar, and this may look like an infection, but will not usually require treatment with antibiotics. If you are in doubt, it is best that you contact the hospital.
The scar from a direct eyebrow lift is located in a place where it is visible and in some people it can be expected that it will not disappear completely.
In general, listen to your body’s signals. If something is uncomfortable or hurts, one should refrain from doing it. You can start going for short walks already the same day, but you have to wait 1 week for exercise in the form of running. You can only start more demanding sports activities after 4 weeks.
The day after the operation you can shower.
We recommend that you avoid direct sun on the scar for 3 months after the operation.