Brow & Temporal Lift Surgery Melbourne
The Deep Temporal and Brow lift techniques developed and used by Dr Moss gently lift eyebrows and brow tissues that have descended under the effects of gravity and ageing. The techniques have been designed to re-support the natural deep layer forehead ligamentous structures with the aim of reversing the visible signs of ageing. This surgery is performed via a limited incision hidden within the temporal hair, and elevates the level of the outer tail of the eyebrows when they have lowered with age back towards their original position.
For those concerned about flattening of the eyebrow arch and more advanced descent of the eyebrows, Dr Moss also offers limited incision and Endoscopic Assisted Brow Lifts as alternatives to Coronal Brow Lift Surgery.
For an easy to read Brow and Temporal Lift booklet please contact the Melbourne office.
What is the best age for a Brow or Temporal Lift?
There is no single best age for Brow or Temporal Lift surgery, however Temporal Lift is usually performed from the thirties and forties onwards – which coincides with when eyelid surgery is often requested.
- Anti-wrinkle injections: Softens forehead lines, slight lift possible.
- Deep Temporal Lift: Lifts the outer brows and addresses hooding above the outer part of the upper eyelids.
- Deep Temporal Lift with limited incision Brow Lift: Elevating the tail of the eyebrow and lifting areas of the temple that have descended helps address hooding of the outer part of the upper eyelid which is not effectively treated with upper blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery.
- Coronal Brow Lift: Lifts the whole brow and helps address heavy hooding above the upper eyelids. Helps smooth deep horizontal and vertical lines on the forehead to produce an effect similar to anti-wrinkle injections.
Further details and Recovery
Patients undergoing Brow or Temporal Lift surgery may go home the same day or may stay a night or two in hospital, depending on the extent of surgery. Sutures will be removed after 7 days and you can return to work and social life in 7-10 days. You can resume light exercise by 2 weeks but refrain from more strenuous activity for 6 weeks.
All surgery has risks – no matter who performs the surgery. When surgery is performed by a trained and experienced plastic surgeon there will be measures and precautions put in place to help lower the risk of complications occurring. If complications do occur and require further treatment or revisional surgery, then a qualified surgeon is trained to manage such complications. During the consultation, Dr Moss will carefully explain the possible risks of your surgery so that you can make an informed decision.
Different patients will heal differently, and have different pain thresholds and will therefore experience different recovery times for different activities The following possible complications – which apply to all surgeons worldwide – are listed to inform you, rather than to alarm you. A number of these risks are rare and have not occurred to date in Dr Moss’ practice. Further details on the level of any risk in your particular circumstances, including the possible impact of any comorbidities you may have, are provided in your consultation.
All patients are likely to experience some temporary discomfort/pain, numbness or altered sensation around the incisions or operated areas; bruising and swelling; skin discolouration; lumpiness, tightness, fatigue, low spirits; and nausea – typically from the anaesthetics or pain killers, which may require treatment.
General risks of surgery include wound infection; haematoma, abnormal scarring, bleeding from the incisions, allergies or reactions to anaesthetic agents, medications, sutures or topical treatments, delayed healing or separation of wound edges.
Specific Risks of Brow & Temporal Lift Surgery include altered or loss of sensation in the treated area, numbness or itching, altered movement of the forehead muscles, injury to eyebrow movement; new or remaining asymmetry; raised hairline, hair thinning or hair loss.
The risks of Anaesthesia include tooth damage; heart attack; blood clot in the leg or lung, and stroke. These are uncommon but could be life-threatening.