The Eyebrow Hitch is a straightforward procedure carried out under local anaesthetic. It can restore the youthful feminine arch of the eyebrow and reposition a heavy brow into its natural position along with opening up the eye area, taking away minimal heaviness of the upper lids. The procedure provides a subtle but pleasing result making it a popular procedure.
What is involved ?
Under local anaesthetic a small incision is made within the hair of the outer part of the brow. A small space is created and a stitch is passed from the under-surface of the skin and attached to the tissues beneath the forehead. The stitch is then tightened which elevates the outer section of the eyebrow. No stitches are normally required on the surface of the skin. The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes.
Is an eyebrow hitch right for you?
The surgery is ideal for patients with early heaviness of the upper eyelid skin with natural loss of the natural arch or potion of the eyebrow. It can also help to restore symmetry of the eyebrows. The procedure can be undertaken as a standalone procedure or combined with an Upper Blepharoplasty or Diamond cut lower lid procedure.
What are the limitations of an eyebrow hitch?
This operation is primarily for women, however in some instances men with dropped eyebrows who require brow repositioning may be suitable for the eyebrow hitch.
If the upper eyelids are very heavy it may only be effective is combined with an upper Blepharoplasty procedure.
What are the potential side effects of an eyebrow hitch?
Post surgery there may be some swelling of the skin above the brow for a few days. Bruising is uncommon and would normally settle after a few days. Full aftercare guidance will be provided.
Mr Wilson does not operate on active smokers – for the best possible surgical outcome patients need to be in a good state of health and commit to not smoking post surgery for a minimum of 6 weeks