Eyebrow lift

Dr. Massimo Gianfermi is a leading specialist in the field of cosmetic surgery and eyebrow lift.

How the eyebrow lift works

All the solutions to straighten the eyebrows which prick the nose

The temporal lift (“mannequin clamp“) participates in theopening of the eyes by raising the lateral portion of the eyebrow, thus restoring the correct distance between the eyelashes and the eyebrow. Incidentally, the temporal lift allows discreetly smoothing out crows feet wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin injections

It acts on the frontal muscle balance by decreasing the action of the lowering muscles of the eyebrow. More simply, botulinum toxin raises the eyebrow. Nevertheless, the product does not work on everyone. Take the test: raise your eyebrows. If this movement causes the tail of the eyebrow to rise, then the injection is for you! Otherwise, turn to one of the solutions below.

Results appear within one to two weeks and last 4 to 6 months

Hyaluronic acid injections

This is the solution that Dr. Gianfermi proposes when he diagnoses, in addition to the sagging eyebrow, very hollow temples (common on narrow faces that have become emaciated over time).

In this case, a hyaluronic acid injection directly into the temples allows the skin to be tightened and the tail of the eyebrow to be lifted slightly.

The application of tensor threads

The technique of the non-surgical facelift using suspension sutures, also known as notched sutures or permanent tensor sutures, is noninvasive, reversible and requires no heavy anesthesia. While absorbable sutures provide a suitable result for the younger patient, who at this age experiences only limited and localized sagging, the permanent tensor thread lift provides unparalleled effectiveness and durability of results.

It offers an observed rejuvenation of 5 to 8 years in appearance.

In which cases should I undergo an eyebrow lift?

An eyebrow lift may be indicated for people with eyebrow ptosis.

Depending on the position and relief of the anatomical structures that make up the periorbital region, the procedure may be combined with an upper blepharoplasty, lipofilling and/or injections of botulinum toxin or hyaluronic acid.

How is the eyebrow lift procedure performed?

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis (entry a few hours before and exit a few hours after the surgery).

The anesthesia can be either local pure or local potentiated (the anesthesiologists then administer relaxing drugs to improve the patient’s comfort).

The scar is discreet because it is located at the hairy area-non-hairy area junction just above the eyebrow.

At the end of the procedure no dressing is necessary and ointment is applied to the scar.

What happens after the eyebrow lift?

The postoperative period is simple, not painful, but marked by a sensation of skin tension.

There may be bruising during the first few days and edema during the first month (it is recommended to keep the head slightly elevated and to ice during this period).

Scar care is to be done by the patient (washing the scar twice a day with a mild soap, ointment on the scar until the stitches are removed around the 10th postoperative day).

It is advisable to massage the scars as soon as the stitches are removed in order to soften them and make them as inconspicuous as possible.

The scar must be protected from the sun (sunscreen and/or sunglasses) for 1 year.

What are the main possible complications?

Brow lift complications are rare, but should be cited:

  • scarring hazards: related to each patient’s own way of healing (hypertrophic scar, pigmented scar sometimes related to too early exposure to the sun).
  • disturbances of supra- brow sensibility: related to the inevitable section of small terminal nerve branches during the operation. It is, in the vast majority of cases, reversible in less than 1 year.

Eyebrow lift

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