Masculine eyebrows are usually set lower than those of a woman. It is for this reason that many Facial Feminization patients undergo a brow lift, sometimes called a forehead lift, in order to raise the eyebrows to a more feminine level.
Brow lift surgery is usually done after a recontouring of the frontal bone using the same incision, but it can be done alone as well. When this procedure is done alone it is much less invasive, and requires very small incisions that will be concealed by the hair.
Local anesthesia and sedation, or general anesthesia.
How long will it take?
Between 60 and 90 minutes.
How long will I have to stay hospitalized?
If brow lift surgery is combined with a frontal bone recontouring, you will have to stay at the clinic for one whole day.
If it’s done alone, you will not have to stay at the clinic for more than half a day.
What kind of bandages will I need? When will they be removed?
In both cases, you will leave the operating room with a bandage on the treated area that will be removed 1 or 2 days later for you to be able to wash your head.
Will I feel a lot of pain?
Low to medium, according to the characteristics of the procedure.
You will be greatly relieved if you take analgesics every 6 or 8 hours.
When will the stitches be removed?
Esthetic subcuticular sutures are used, which are self disolvable and don’t need to be removed.
What about swelling and bruises?
The incidence of bruises and swelling depends on the patient and the method used. The technique that causes more swelling and bruises is the one used when this procedure is combined with recontouring of the frontal bone.
You will recover faster if you sleep with the head elevated and apply cold compresses.