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Temporal Brow Lift


    A temporal brow lift or forehead lift is designed to address the effects of gravity and tightens the soft tissues of the forehead skin, upper lids and eyebrows.

    If sagging of this part of the eyebrow is making you look tired, angry and inhibits your facial expression, then the eyebrow lift is a time-tested method for rejuvenating this part of the face.

    Designed to address the effects of gravity and tighten the soft tissue of the forehead skin.

    Various methods for lifting the brows have been described, but over the years Dr Snijman has concentrated his efforts on improving the rejuvination of the outer part of the eyebrow ( the tail ) and now performs exclusively a Temporal Brow Lift procedure.

    Simulation of Face Procedures

    • Rhinoplasty
    • Face lifting
    • Temporal brow lift
    • Eyelids / Blepharoplasty
    • Cheek implants
    • Lip augmentation
    • Facial skin



    What the surgery entails:

    • 5The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia
    • 5It’s usually combined with upper or lower eyelid surgery for comprehensive periocular rejuvenation
    • 5The incisions are placed within the hairline in line with the outer part of the eyebrow and measure 4cm in length
    • 5The skin of the forehead and eyebrow is elevated and checked for mobility
    • 5The eyebrow is then elevated to the desired position and the excess skin is removed
    • 5The wounds are inspected for bleeding and closed with a buried suture technique
    • 5Local antibiotic solution is then applied to the incisions
    • 5A cooling mask is then applied to the forehead.

    The Recovery Phase

    • Essentially a painless procedure and discomfort is easily managed with oral analgesics
    • Best to sleep in a slightly elevated head position
    • Most patients will experience a tightness of the forehead and some numbness in the area
    • Temporary bruising and swelling are common but typically subside by day 5
    • Gentle face and hairwashing is permitted on day 2
    • Application of a local antibiotic cream 3 times a day for the first 5 days
    • You can return to normal activities of daily living on day 2
    • No strenuous exercise for the first week
    • Avoid any activity that causes discomfort or pain
    • Return of scalp sensation typically starts at 2 weeks and recovers fully by 6 weeks

    Post Operative Complications & Sequelae

    • Bleeding and infection
    • Nerve damage
    • Changes in sensation to the forehead anscalp region
    • Scarring and potential hair loss at the incision sites
    • Unsatisfactory result that might require additional correction

    Remote Consultations

    We are now offering secure and confidential 3D remote consultations.

    * Results may vary from patient to patient. Please refer to my Disclaimer for more information.

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