An eyebrow lift, scientifically referred to as coronoplasty, is a surgical procedure that restores the eyebrows to a more youthful position. During this procedure, excess skin and fat deposits that have collected along the brows, are excised. Deep furrows and and unnatural contours that produce a worried look can also be treated with an eyebrow lift.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
The aging process can cause wrinkle lines along the forehead that create a look of anger or worry no matter which emotion you are trying to convey. Furthermore, our skin loses it’s elasticity and our eyebrows droop making us look less alert and older than we actually are. Anyone who experiences the aforementioned issues is a good candidate for an eyebrow lift.
Candidacy for an eyebrow lift is also determined by your overall health. When you meet with your surgeon, they will review your medical history and make sure your body can handle this surgical procedure. Additionally, smoking will need to be ceased at least two weeks before your surgery. You must also remain smoke free during the recovery process to ensure that your body receives enough oxygen.
What the recovery from an eyebrow lift entail?
You will be tired following your surgery and it’s important that you rest. Painkillers and in some cases, antibiotics, will be prescribed by your doctor to help you deal with any discomfort you may experience post-surgery. Do not take any medications that you did not previously clear with your doctor because even some over-the-counter drugs can interfere with the body’s natural healing process. You will not be able to wash your face until two days after your surgery but then you can resume showering as usual.
Bruising and swelling is common following a coronoplasty but it usually subsides after a few days. Most people are able to return to work after a week. Some patients experience a tightness in the area as they heal and this too will fade over time.
Exercise like light walking around the house is important in the first two weeks following your surgery. After two weeks you can start incorporating more strenuous movements into your workout. After four weeks you can workout as you normally would.
What to look for in a coronoplasty surgeon
The Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS) is the only body recognized in the country. Your coronoplasty surgeon must be a member of CSAPS and board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Likewise, your surgeon must be experienced and trustworthy.
There are three questions you can ask potential surgeons to see if they are a good fit for your procedure:
1. How many eyebrow lifts have you performed?
2. Where did complete your training?
3. How many years have you been in practice?