Browlift / Browpexy

Browlift / Browpexy

Our brows are a critical part of our facial expression. Drooping eyebrows, persistent furrows (vertical lines between your eyebrows) and a wrinkled forehead can result in a consistently angry or weary appearance. This drooping can be caused by a laxity of the muscles of the face as we age, sun exposure and genetics. 

A brow lift is designed to lessen the severity of these lines and lift the sagging skin over the brow bone, resulting in a refreshed, brighter appearance. The procedure involves the surgical elevation of the lateral brow, returning it to a higher position. A brow lift is normally performed in one of two ways:

  • Endoscopy, whereby several short incisions are made along the hairline and the skin and muscles are lifted using an endoscope
  • Open brow lift, whereby an incision is made along the hairline, the skin and muscles are lifted, and the excess skin is removed. This method provides a better result but leaves a scar (which is obscured by your hair).

During the consultation with Dr Timms, he will discuss which method will produce the best results for you.

Postoperative Care

IN HOSPITAL

You will wake after your surgery with dressings over your surgical site/s. Depending on the nature of the procedure you may also wake up with drainage tubes coming from your surgical site. These are removed with little discomfort when Dr Timms feels they are ready to be removed after your surgery. Nurses looking after you are trained to ensure that your recovery is smooth and that you are as comfortable as possible postoperatively. Our clinic nurse is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have whether you are recovering at home or within the hospital setting.

Dr Timms undertakes regular ward rounds, so he will be monitoring you very closely postoperatively.

Your anaesthetist will have prescribed medication for you to keep you comfortable – you will have pain relief medication prescribed for you for discharge also.

POST OP APPOINTMENTS

An appointment will be made for you to be reviewed by Dr Timms nurse in the rooms 7-10 days after your surgery. This appointment is usually arranged for you at your consultation appointment with Dr Timms. Sometimes it is arranged by the nursing staff that discharge you from hospital. This depends on the nature of your procedure and the duration of your stay in hospital.

WHAT TO WEAR

A soft surgical grade compression garment is usually indicated for breast, body and some facial procedures. These garments are to be worn for 24/7 for six weeks and can be removed for showering. These are specialised garments and we will advise you where to purchase these garments, how to wear the garments and what type you require when you book your procedure with Dr Timms. Many garments are claimable via your private health insurance depending on your level of cover and whether your procedure is medical or cosmetic.

POST OPERATIVE ACTIVITY

You will need to be prepared to avoid driving for a period of anywhere between 1-3 weeks post surgery. The duration of this time depends on the nature of your surgery, medications you are taking for pain relief and your level of confidence behind the wheel post-surgery. It is advisable that you refrain from heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for 6 weeks.

Most activities can be recommenced after your 6 week review with Dr Timms.

the answer to those looking for re-surgery?

Revision Surgery

If you are unhappy with a procedure you’ve received from another surgeon we are happy to consult and let you know, the best way to correct those procedures using Dr Timm’s excellent surgical expertise.

“Nothing makes me happier than the confident smile, my patients give me, when they see their results”

Dr Ian Timms

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