Eyebrow Lift

 

 

 

The eyebrows contribute to the expression of emotions and mood in both men and women, but that’s not all: they contribute to make the eyes look more female or male.

The shape and thickness of female eyebrows differ from male eyebrows. Female eyebrows tend to be curved and are higher, usually above the orbital rim. Male eyebrows, however, tend to be straight and lower.

The arch and height of the eyebrows are related to the shape of the frontal bone that lies beneath. This is why, in forehead feminization procedures, it’s very important to correct the position and shape of the eyebrows with a brow lift after modeling the frontal bone.

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.

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.

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.

What To Expect After a Brow Lift

Your recovery will vary depending on which brow lift procedure you had.In either case, you will have stitches or staples that will need to be removed in about a week. If you have temporary fixation screws, your surgeon will remove them in about two weeks. These fixtures are installed beneath the hairline to hold the elevated brow in place.

You will probably have swelling and bruising, that can affect parts of your face that wasn’t operated on, including your cheeks and eyes. The swelling should be gone in about a week. For at least two days after the surgery, you should keep your head elevated to help ease the swelling, and you can gently apply ice packs to the affected region.

If your surgeon used the classic method, you will most likely experience more pain during your recovery. Your doctor will give you a prescription for a painkiller. You may also experience more itching,  which can last a few months.

After the endoscopic procedure, you will also get a prescription painkiller. Itching can be a side effect, but it should be much milder than with the classic method.

In either case, you may also have numbness or tingling. This will ease over time. Those who have the classic procedure may have more numbness.

Most people can return to work or school within 10 days depending on which procedure was performed and your own personal rate of recovery.

Avoid heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or other activity for the first few weeks after surgery.

Though the side effects are minimal, possible complications can include infection, scars, complications with eyebrow movement, or the loss of sensation around the incision site. It’s important to remember that these complications are rare.

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OTHER FFS PROCEDURES

How Does Aging Affect The Feminized Face?

The answer to this question depends on the facial area affected. For example, when forehead size is decreased, the upper face may not experience any aging issues because the skin is usually tightened by the procedure itself, and/or an accompanying brow lift or hairline lowering.

However, the lower features of your face will respond differently. As the lower jaw is made smaller with feminization, it loses some tissue support. Tightening this area cannot be accomplished with, or during, feminization because it takes at least 3-6 months after jaw tapering for the swelling and muscle mass changes to settle.

If you are at an age when your skin still has sufficient elasticity, the excess skin left after a feminizing process will contract nicely. If, on the other hand, you are older (in your 40’s or 50’s) loss of elasticity will become an issue that needs to be anticipated. This loss can show up in sagging jowls, a fold of skin on your upper throat, or deeper nasolabial grooves.