Brow & Forehead Lift Melbourne

Brow Lift & Forehead Lift Surgery in Melbourne Victoria

As we age, it’s inevitable that wrinkles will begin to develop in the forehead or between the eyebrows, sometimes resulting in an aged, worried, or tired appearance. Aesthetik Profile in Melbourne offers brow and forehead lift as a surgical solution to counter the signs of ageing.

Dr Carmen Munteanu is a specialist plastic surgeon and browlift expert. She provides dedicated and compassionate care to her patients who wish to undergo this surgery and reshape their forehead.

A brow and forehead lift involves lifting the skin around the eyes and on the forehead to restore it to a natural, higher position, thus reducing the appearance of horizontal lines across the forehead, and vertical creases between the eyebrows.

Through advanced surgical techniques and technology, Dr Carmen Munteanu is able to achieve natural-looking results for her patients to address a range of issues including:

  • Reduce wrinkle lines which develop horizontally across the forehead, and on the bridge of the nose between the eyes
  • Improve the look of vertical creases, also known as frown lines, which develop between the eyebrows
  • Raise sagging brows which are causing a “hooded” appearance on the upper eyelids
  • Return the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position

A brow and forehead lift is performed in a single surgery, normally under a general anaesthetic, and requires minimal post-surgery downtime.

What is a brow and forehead lift?

A brow and forehead lift is a surgical procedure to lift the skin on the forehead and eyes back to a higher position, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines. This restores a refreshed look in the face by also raising the eyebrows, sagging skin deposits, and wrinkled skin.

Planning your brow and forehead lift surgery

During your brow and forehead lift surgery consultation, Dr Carmen will evaluate your general health and identify any risk factors. As part of this your complete medical history, current medications, vitamin and herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug usage will be taken into consideration.

As part of this evaluation, Dr Carmen will also examine and measure different parts of your face and take photographs. Following this, Dr Carmen will discuss your options, recommend a course of treatment, and provide you with the likely outcome of your surgery and any potential complications.

The Brow Lift Surgical procedure

Prior to your brow and forehead lift procedure, you will be anaesthetised. In general this surgery takes between one and two hours, but this can vary depending on the exact treatment decided on by you and Dr Carmen.

Recovery after Brow Lift

Following the surgery the incisions will be closed using sutures or clips and dressed with a wrap to aid the healing process and minimise bruising and swelling. You may also have a thin tube attached to aid in draining any excess fluid or blood from the incision.

It is important to follow the aftercare instructions Dr Carmen will provide you with. This will include how to clean the incisions, prescribed medication and creams, recovery times for different activities, and your follow-up appointment. Please ensure you keep your head elevated during the recovery period, and ensure you don’t apply ice or heated packs to the area.

Initial wound healing will generally take between 10 and 14 days, and you should be able to resume normal activities around this time. The sutures or clips will be removed as appropriate.

Generally healing will continue over several more weeks, and the full recovery period may take several months. Makeup can help you to camouflage any bruising in the area.

It is of utmost importance to follow the personalised aftercare instructions provided to ensure the success of your surgery.

Brow and Forehead Lift Surgery Costs & fees – How much is a Brow and Forehead Lift?

At your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote for your chosen procedure. This will include a Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and the hospital fees.

Dr Carmen’s team will provide you a customised fee for your surgery depending on the type of procedure, hospital and how long you want to stay in hospital. An approximate fee range for your arm lift surgery can be provided over the phone when you speak to a Patient Care Advisor. We also provide information on different methods of payment.

Find out more about Brow and Forehead lift Prices and Consultation Fees

Results of a Brow Lift or Forehead Lift

The initial results of your brow and forehead lift will be immediately visible, but the full results may take a few months to appear as the healing process progresses.

To help maintain your rejuvenated appearance it is recommended that you apply sun protection daily and maintain a healthy lifestyle to extend the longevity of the results.

Risks and Complications of Brow and Forehead Lift Surgery

Every surgery has some risks and possible complications.

Dr Carmen will cover the potential risks and complications during your consultation as part of your informed consent. She will also explain the measures she will take in order to reduce your risks as much as possible.

Possible complications of surgery include the following:

  • Complications related to general anaesthetic or side effects of drugs used in hospital
  • Bleeding – reduced by preoperative testing of possible blood anomalies, accurate technique, use of drains, particular dressings, compressive garments
  • Infection – prevented/reduced by judicious use of antibiotics, good surgical technique, modern sealing dressings, appropriate care, advice
  • Abnormal or asymmetrical scarring– Many scars can be improved if approached in the right time frame in the right way.
  • Fluid build-up or seroma 
  • Other risks include – Numbness and Pain, Wound breakdown and delayed healing, unsightly or keloid Scarring,
  • Serious complications such as possible Heart attack, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism

For more information about risks of surgery and possible complications

Things you can do to minimise your risks and complications of surgery

  • Read all your surgical documents and follow instructions of your surgeon precisely – rest & Allow time to heal, wear your compression garments as instructed, avoid removing your own bandages or touching at the incision site until it has healed properly.
  • Do NOT Smoke at all during the surgical journey – especially critical in the periods before and after surgery
  • Be accurate and upfront about ALL your medications, supplements and vitamins that you are currently taking – Tell both Dr Carmen and your anaesthetist
  • When providing your medical history give specific details about ANY past difficulties you have had with surgery, anaesthesia, hospital visits or healing
  • Thorough pre-washing of your own body prior to surgery can reduce skin bacteria and risk of infection.
  • Successful surgical outcomes are the result of a number of considerations – realistic surgical goals, realistic patient expectations, and a good knowledge and understanding of possible risks and complications.

 

About Dr Carmen Munteanu – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Carmen has 25 years of expertise in breast & tummy surgery as well as excess skin removal for weight-loss patients. Her favourite surgery is Breast Reduction. She also has significant experience in using fat transfer & fat grafting processes to the breast for augmentation and enhancement.

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Dr Carmen is a FRACS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon – she is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

She is a precise surgeon and customises her surgery procedures and placement of surgical incision lines for each patient to get the best outcomes.

Caring and engaging, Dr Carmen is highly regarded by her peers and patients.

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Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Carmen?

  •  A medical referral is helpful but NOT essential for purely cosmetic consultations.
  • Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Carmen – Carparking is available on site in Mitcham
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Contact us or call on  1300 652 468  to arrange your consultation

Email us for more information: info@drcarmen.com.au

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