I had a hairline browlift and upper and lower eyelid surgery. The browlift fell within a few wks. Is it safe to have revisonal forehead lift on the side that dropped and what are the risks. My eye does not look like it has been lifted and I am concerned but I do not want to damage the muscles or nerves. It has been a year since the surgery. What would you suggest to do to make the eye look better and what is safe? Thank You
Is Revsional Hairline Browlift Safe?
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Revision of hairline brow lift
There should be no added risk (any more than your first brow lift) to revise the procedure. Failure to get a complete release of the is the most common cause of a less than ideal outcome.
Revisional browlift procedure carries the same risk profile as primary browlift with the exception that the scar tissue formation and healing process may be a bit more unpredictable. I would make sure that you discuss in detail your aesthetic goals with your facial plastic surgeon and may consider having a less invasive option such as endosopic browlift procedure. Finally, you should at least consult about Ultherapy (Ulthera) which is a non-surgical browlifting option. This has been a nice option for patients who have had a browlift but desire an additional elevation without undergoing revisional surgery. It uses ultrasound technology that was developed at Harvard Medical School.
Revision hairline browlift
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Without photos, its difficult to give you a specific answer, however, as a general rule open browlifts can be re-done safely. The risks are essentially the same as on the first lift, ie scarring, nerve injury, asymmetry, and incomplete correction. Good Luck!
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