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    What is direct brow-lift

    The appearance of the brow is invested with an emotional, expressive and psychological significance that makes it one of the most prominent features of the face. As the brow naturally descends with aging, its position often imparts undesired characteristics to the face, such as fatigue, sadness, anger, ennui, or other qualities that do not represent the individual’s state of mind.

    Surgery is performed in an outpatient setting and patients are able to go home directly after their procedure. Patients are given a mild sedative intravenously and then local anaesthesia is applied to the operative area to further ensure patient comfort. On average, surgery for bilateral brow lift takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

    What is the procedure

    The direct brow lift requires removing a section of skin and underlying tissue above and following the length of the eyebrows. Care is taken to position the scar just along the eyebrows so that it is maximally camouflaged. It needs to be clear to the patient that there will be a visible scar at the upper edge of the eyebrows. Generally this scar takes several months to fully heal and is often minimally visible. Patients with pre-existing wrinkles on the forehead and full eyebrows will find the scar is quite cosmetically acceptable. The procedure is very effective and allows for greater field of vision, especially when combined with upper eyelid surgery.

    How the patient recovers

    Recovery is generally painless. Patients sometimes experience some tightness and minor discomfort for a few days. Over the counter antibiotic ointment should be applied to sutures above the brow several times a day. This will aid in suture dissolution and wound healing. It is common to have bruising around the eyes for one to two weeks following the procedure. Strenuous activity and rubbing of the area should be avoided for two weeks following the procedure. Of course, specific instructions for post-operative care will be provided and explained thoroughly by Dr. Karatzias at the time of surgery. We use the most advanced surgical technology, disposables and techniques when performing treatments and procedures to maximise your results and diminish the length of your recovery period. To reduce risks and maintain as much of the results for as long as possible we recommend that you refrain from smoking for a minimum of six weeks prior to the surgery and for the duration of your recovery period.

    Are You the Right Candidate?

    To determine if this procedure is right for you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Karatzias. During the consultation, your concerns will be discussed in depth and the best surgical or non-surgical solution will be determined, always having your trepidations and expectations in mind.
    To see if you are a candidate for this procedure or if you wish to learn more details about it, please complete our online consultation form or call at +357 22020721.

    Other combined or alternative procedures / treatments:
    Fat grafting, forehead lift, genioplasty, chemical peel, PRP mesotherapy, botulinum toxin injections, HIFU lifting.

    Forehead Lift

    What is forehead lift

    This procedure removes excess tissue, alters muscles and tightens the forehead skin. This procedure may be performed using the traditional technique, with an incision across the top of the head just behind the hairline or with the use of an endoscope, which requires three to five short incisions, but allows access to the relevant areas to be treated incorporating a camera and a monitor to visualise the dissected areas.

    Surgery is performed in an outpatient setting and patients are able to go home directly after their procedure. Patients are given a mild sedative intravenously and then local anaesthesia is applied to the operative area to further ensure patient comfort. On average, surgery for bilateral brow lift takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

    What is the procedure

    The direct brow lift requires removing a section of skin and underlying tissue above and following the length of the eyebrows. Care is taken to position the scar just along the eyebrows so that it is maximally camouflaged. It needs to be clear to the patient that there will be a visible scar at the upper edge of the eyebrows. Generally this scar takes several months to fully heal and is often minimally visible. Patients with pre-existing wrinkles on the forehead and full eyebrows will find the scar is quite cosmetically acceptable. The procedure is very effective and allows for greater field of vision, especially when combined with upper eyelid surgery.

    How the patient recovers

    Recovery is generally painless. Patients sometimes experience some tightness and minor discomfort for a few days. Over the counter antibiotic ointment should be applied to sutures above the brow several times a day. This will aid in suture dissolution and wound healing. It is common to have bruising around the eyes for one to two weeks following the procedure. Strenuous activity and rubbing of the area should be avoided for two weeks following the procedure. Of course, specific instructions for post-operative care will be provided and explained thoroughly by Dr. Karatzias at the time of surgery. We use the most advanced surgical technology, disposables and techniques when performing treatments and procedures to maximise your results and diminish the length of your recovery period. To reduce risks and maintain as much of the results for as long as possible we recommend that you refrain from smoking for a minimum of six weeks prior to the surgery and for the duration of your recovery period.

    Are You the Right Candidate?

    To determine if this procedure is right for you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Karatzias. During the consultation, your concerns will be discussed in depth and the best surgical or non-surgical solution will be determined, always having your trepidations and expectations in mind.
    To see if you are a candidate for this procedure or if you wish to learn more details about it, please complete our online consultation form or call at +357 22020721.

    Other combined or alternative procedures / treatments:
    Fat grafting, forehead lift, genioplasty, chemical peel, PRP mesotherapy, botulinum toxin injections, HIFU lifting.