It is not uncommon for the skin above our eyes to start to droop as we get older, causing what is often referred to as the hood effect, and this make eyes look tired and the face look old. At Sydney Plastic Surgery Clinic Dr Barnouti specialized in Brow lift surgery. The Forehead or brow directly above the eyes is lifted producing a rejuvenated eye and face. The procedure involves lifting the brow itself and tightening the muscles which have been stretched over time, as well as tightening any loose skin in the area and reducing excess fatty tissue. While brow lift surgery is often performed for purely cosmetic reasons, drooping brows and upper eye lids can affect vision in the most extreme of cases and this can be a quick and simple way to rectify the situation.
What happens when I have my surgery?
Dr Barnouti at Sydney plastic surgery is your Specialist cosmetic surgeon. He will examine your medical history before the surgery. Your goal and expectation will be noted down and discussed. Dr Barnouti will then take you through the surgery steps in details through slide show presentation. Information related to the surgery will be provided. You will then be able to make an informed decision if you want to take it further and book for surgery.
THE BENEFITS OF BROW LIFT SURGERY
Increased overall self-confidence
Look more youthful and rejuvenated
Correct the asymmetry of the forehead and eyebrows
The Procedure for Brow Lift Surgery
The brow lift operation is performed under general anesthetic or local anesthesia and twilight sedation. It takes between one and two hours to complete depending on the technique used. There are three types of brow lift surgery (outlined below). Dr Barnouti will recommend the technique that suits you the most based on your skin type, the condition of your skin, your gender and where your hairline is.
Open Brow Lift
If the open brow lift is the most appropriate for you, the surgeon will make a 5cm incision within your hair line to hide the scar. Please note that for bald patients or those with a receding hair line, the incision can usually be hidden in a natural forehead crease, alternatively another brow lift technique will be considered. Once the incision has been made, Dr Barnouti will carefully separate the skin on the upper part of the face from the underlying tissue before working to tighten the muscles and fascia. The skin is then stretched and stitched or clipped in place. Any excess skin will be removed.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
This brow lift procedure sees Dr Barnouti making three small incisions in various locations on the scalp through which a thin plastic tube with a tiny camera at one end is inserted. The images gathered from the camera are relayed live to a screen in the theatre and this allows the surgeon to operate on the muscles and fatty tissue behind the hairline. The eyebrows are lifted and held in place with stitches, or temporary screws behind the hairline and the incisions are either stitched or clipped.
At Sydney plastic surgery clinic we provide our patients with comprehensive aftercare. You will be provided with aftercare information sheet and looked after carefully by Dr Barnouti and his experienced nursing team. Dr Barnouti himself will be seeing you after the surgery. After surgery you will need 1-2 days of rest followed by light duties. In 10-14 days, you may return to full normal activities.
Sydney Plastic Surgery Costs
Total Cost: $6,500 (including Surgeon’s fee, Assistant Surgeons fee, Anesthetist’s fee, Hospital, operating theatre and all follow up visits cost). Combined upper eyelid reduction and brow lift package Total Cost: $8,500 (including Surgeon’s fee, Assistant Surgeons fee, Anesthetist’s fee, Hospital, operating theatre and all follow up visits cost).
Total Facial Rejuvenation
(Includes facelift, neck lift, upper eyelid, lower eyelid surgery, brow lift, skin resurfacing/ rejuvenation with laser or chemical peel.) Total Cost: $22,900 (including Surgeon’s fee, Assistant Surgeons fee, Anesthetist’s fee, Hospital, operating theatre and all follow up visits cost).
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