Brow Lift Surgery With Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy
A brow lift corrects low-positioned or sagging brows and smoothes furrows across the forehead and between the brows. Dr Ellis Choy, a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney, is known for his attention to detail and natural outcomes. With his skillful and nuanced touch, brow lift surgery can restore a refreshed and youthful appearance while retaining spontaneity of expression. Book a consultation with Dr Choy today to discover whether a brow lift is right for you.
THE BENEFITS OF BROW LIFT SURGERY
Brow lift surgery is tailored to address each patient’s unique signs of ageing and aesthetic goals. Many patients start with anti-wrinkle injections when they first notice creases in their forehead or drooping brows.
A brow lift provides more significant and lasting results than anti-wrinkle injections. Rather than simply relaxing specific muscles as anti-wrinkle injections do, a brow lift actually lifts and tightens the tissues. The surgical approach can:
- Reposition the brow line
- Elevate the brow arch
- Smooth forehead wrinkles
- Remove excess skin
- Tighten loose or weakened tissues
- Reduce hooding of the upper eyelids
BROW LIFT CANDIDATES
Candidates for a brow lift wish to address sagging tissues in the top third of the face. This usually occurs after age 40, although heredity, poor lifestyle habits and environmental damage can accelerate the forehead ageing process.
Good candidates for any kind of plastic surgery are healthy, in good physical shape, at a stable weight and nonsmokers. They should also be emotionally stable and fully educated about the procedure and anticipated results. Cosmetic surgery is a highly personal journey. Dr Choy will offer guidance throughout the process so you can move forward with confidence in your choices.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE BROW LIFT PROCEDURE
Brow lift surgery can be performed using different techniques. The most traditional technique involves an incision extending from the top of one ear to the opposite ear, behind the hairline. A more modern approach utilises a flexible tube with an attached camera (an endoscope) to visualise the area and several short incisions hidden within the hairline. Dr Choy selects a suitable approach based on each patient’s anatomy and goals.
Dr Choy is highly experienced in performing brow lift surgery with special regard to minimising the risk of complications and producing natural-looking results. Modifications are done tastefully to harmonise with the rest of your facial features, so you are not left with an overly taut or ‘surprised’ look. Most brow lift scarring is not visible because the incisions are concealed by the hairline.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER A BROW LIFT PROCEDURE
Swelling, redness and discomfort are to be expected after a brow lift. Pain medications issued by Dr Choy, cold compresses and elevation of your head can help ease the most unpleasant parts of recovery. Be gentle while bathing. Avoid prolonged contact with the sun, rigorous exercise and chemical hair treatments. Stitches usually come out within seven to 10 days, and most patients can resume normal activities within a similar timeframe.
After approximately two weeks, signs of surgery such as puffiness, bruising or temporary numbness in the surgical area should dissipate. Scars take about a year to reach full maturity, but they can be significantly less visible even in a few months.
LIFE AFTER BROW LIFT SURGERY
There is no one ideal brow position. The definitive goal of a skillfully performed brow lift procedure is to look natural and rested, rather than appearing ‘startled’, ‘done’ or pulled too tight. Dr Choy has honed his surgical technique to produce impactful yet balanced results.
Brow lift results last for many years. However, you will continue to age after any type of facial plastic surgery, and your brow position may change as time passes.
SCHEDULE A SYDNEY BROW LIFT CONSULTATION WITH DR ELLIS CHOY
Dr Choy is an accomplished specialist plastic surgeon who has dedicated his career to the art of aesthetic enhancement. His qualifications and experience include multiple fellowships, years of dedicated practice and appointments at several hospitals. He is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS).
If you are considering facial rejuvenation surgery and would like to know if a brow lift is the right option for you, contact Dr Choy for a consultation today.
Making an Informed Decision
Undergoing plastic surgery is a significant decision that should be made only after careful consideration of all aspects involved, including the potential risks and complications.
General Risks and Complications
There are general risks and complications that apply to most plastic surgery procedures. These are discussed in detail on our Risks and Complications page.
Specific Risks and Complications
In addition to those that apply generally to plastic surgery, each individual procedure comes with its own specific risks and complications. For brow lift surgery, these include:
- Noticeable scarring
- Uneven brow positioning
- Overly tightened or pulled appearance
- Elevated hairline
- Temporary or permanent numbness, tingling or muscle weakness
- Eye irritation or dryness
- Hair loss at the incision sites
Request a consultation with Dr Choy for a detailed discussion of these considerations. Dr Choy will conduct a thorough risk assessment based on your individual factors and outline the measures that can be taken to minimise these risks. He and his team are here to support your decision-making process, providing all the information you need to make well-informed choices about your care.