Cosmetic Surgery

Browlift Surgery: Creating a More Refreshed and Youthful Appearance

Introduction to Browlift Surgery

Browlift surgery is a cosmetic procedure carried out in Tauranga or Whakatane, designed to elevate and reposition the brow, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance. This procedure can address asymmetry, correct a heavy or "hooded" appearance of the upper eyelids caused by sagging brows, and provide a more aesthetically pleasing position for the brow. Browlift surgery can be performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with other cosmetic surgeries such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or facelift surgery for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

The technique chosen for a browlift depends on several factors, including your individual anatomy, goals, and whether you are having any other procedures at the same time.

Key Details of the Procedure

  • Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
  • Cost: $12000 to $15000
  • Anaesthetic: General anaesthetic
  • Length of stay: Day stay surgery

Post-Surgery Care and Downtime

  • Showering: You can shower the wounds the day after surgery.
  • Exercise: Light exercise can be resumed 1 week after surgery, while strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4 weeks post-surgery.
  • Driving: 1 week after surgery.
  • Work: You can return to desk-based work after 1-2 weeks, depending on bruising and swelling.

Frequently Asked Questions about Browlift Surgery

Will there be visible scarring after browlift surgery?

The visibility of scars depends on the technique used. Mr Butler will take care to place incisions in discreet locations and ensure proper wound closure to minimise visible scarring. The planned location of the scars will be discussed with you before the surgery.

What is the recovery process like after browlift surgery?

After browlift surgery, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the forehead and brow area. In some patients, the swelling and bruising can travel down into the upper cheeks and around the eyes. Cold compresses and prescribed pain medication can help manage these symptoms. Most patients can return to normal light activities within 10 to 14 days, although strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks.

Can a browlift be combined with other procedures?

Yes, browlift surgery can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures to achieve your overall goals. Commonly combined procedures include eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), facelift, or non-surgical treatments like Botox or dermal fillers. Combining procedures can address multiple areas of concern and create a more harmonious and balanced overall appearance.

Are there any risks or complications associated with browlift surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, browlift surgery carries potential risks and complications. These can include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anaesthesia, scarring, temporary or permanent changes in sensation, hair loss near the incisions, or unsatisfactory results. Mr Butler will go through all the potential risks in detail with you at your consultation in Tauranga or Whakatane.