Brow Lift Procedure
Brow Lift in Sydney
What happens during a brow lift in Sydney?
When you book your appointment to discuss having a brow lift in Sydney, you will be sent a Patient Information Form. Completing this and returning it prior to your appointment will streamline your appointment.
Consultation appointments prior to your brow lift
At your first appointment, you should expect to spend about an hour with Dr Gavin Sandercoe. During this time he will take a thorough history and full facial examination. Your main points of concern, and the quality & thickness of overlying tissue, will help plan which is the most appropriate surgical technique for you. Digital photographs are taken to assist with planning and explaining any asymmetries or limitations.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with training and experience in many techniques of brow lift. He does not favour one particular technique – instead, he will help you understand which procedure will best suit your upper face and your recovery needs, and will create a personalised surgical plan for your brow lift in Sydney.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe will discuss what you wish to achieve from your procedure. The risks and expectations of the brow lift procedure are then discussed and you are given a take home information package to review before your second consultation. You are offered a second consultation free of charge to give you the opportunity to ask more questions that may have arisen after reading your information package, and to confirm your aims and choices for your brow lift in Sydney.
The day of your brow lift in Sydney
Dr Gavin Sandercoe only performs brow lifts in Sydney in accredited hospitals and day surgeries, ensuring that your safety is paramount. Prior to your operation, you will have planning marks drawn on you and a digital photograph taken.
You are put to sleep by a specialist anaesthetist (general anaesthetic), and pain relief and antibiotics are given through a drip before the operation is started.
The incisions are made and the upper facial skin is lifted up to allow manipulation of the underlying tissues into a more youthful position. Any excess skin is removed, and the incisions are closed and dressings applied. It is rare to need a drain or compression garment.
Most brow lift procedures are performed as an inpatient procedure, so you should expect to stay overnight in hospital. Many patients feel well enough to leave the morning after the operation, but there is no rush to get home if you do not feel up to it. Dr Gavin Sandercoe will monitor you to ensure your safety during and after your brow lift in Sydney.