Thank you for your question. It is perfectly understandable that you want to know if your brow lift was done properly and the final results you should expect. Since there are several techniques that can be used to perform a brow lift and the specific goals desired for each individual patient, it is best you discuss with your surgeon which technique they used on you. Your surgeon will also be able to help paint a picture of what their expectations of your lateral brow lift will be once healed.
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Duration of Improvement after Lateral Brow Lift
There are many different techniques used to lift the lateral brows, each with their own success rate and duration of improvement. Only your surgeon can explain what was done and clarify reasonable expectaions.
Lateral brow lift technique
Only your surgeon can answer your question since there are many techniques that can be performed. It is important that the periosteum and the galea aponeurosis (two tissue layers holding the brow from being suspended) at the lateral orbital rim, as well as the temporal crest ligament are "released". In many cases, fixation of the lateral forehead tissue to bone is also required. The fact that it was done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia is not relevant.
How do I know what type of brow lift was performed?
This can only be known by your Plastic Surgeon. I would simply ask him. There are a variety of brow lifts that may benefit you, but this is a decision that you and your surgeon should discuss.