Discover what a brow lift is and how it can give you a more youthful appearance
A brow lift is a surgical procedure designed to correct a drooping or lowered brow position, which we tend to associate with a tired or grumpy appearance. A brow lift works by tightening and raising the tissues of the forehead in order to reveal a more youthful proportion between the forehead, upper eyelids, and eyebrows. A brow lift is also called a forehead lift or browplasty.
A brow lift is intended to treat those with a low position of the brow line, deep lines running horizontally across the forehead, excess skin above the eyes, and/or frown lines or furrows between the eyebrows or across the top of the nose.
There are different methods of performing the procedure, and the procedure that is best for you depends on your facial features and desired outcomes. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are trained to assess your unique facial structure in order to choose the most appropriate type of procedure for you. The methods of performing a brow lift include open brow lift, endoscopic brow lift, and limited incision brow lift. Our surgeons most frequently perform a minimally invasive endoscopic brow lift using 3 small incisions hidden behind the hairline.
What kind of scarring is associated with brow lifts?
Generally speaking, incisions are placed where they can be well concealed – at or within the hairline, or within a forehead crease – but the exact placement of the incisions depends on the method of brow lift that is in chosen in conjunction with your board certified plastic surgeon. In an open brow lift, the incision is made across the scalp, beginning above the ears and hidden within the hair. In an endoscopic brow lift, smaller incisions are made – usually one at the top of the scalp and one near each temple. These incisions are very well hidden in the hair. With a limited incision brow life, the incisions are also made at the temples and concealed by the hairline.
Are there other procedures commonly done with a browlift to hep rejuvenate the upper eye area?
A brow lift is just one procedure that can help rejuvenate the area around the eyes. Other procedures, such as an upper blepharoplasty, may also be needed to help improve droopy or excess upper eyelid skin. Oftentimes, a brow lift is performed alongside eyelid surgery. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will help you determine if one or both of these procedures is right for you.