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Brow Lifts

What is a Brow Lift?

The perfect lift you need with the look you want!  As we age, gravitational factors, skin laxity and frowning all contribute to drooping or ptosis of the eyebrows. This can create an unfavorable, angry, intense, or tired appearance, and can contribute to upper eyelid hooding.  The brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, has become a go to procedure to soften facial lines and raise the eyebrows for a more pleasing appearance.

Fortunately, minimally invasive techniques for brow lifting are available to reset the brow level in an attractive, more favorable position and shape. These techniques include endoscopic brow lifts, which are performed through three to five small 2-centimeter incisions hidden in the anterior scalp, which require only one hour or less to complete.

For patients with high hairlines or balding, variations such as a trichophytic or mid-forehead approach can conceal the incisions and do not raise the hairline. Much less often, other approaches are utilized, such as direct or coronal technique.

Aesthetic goals for brow lifts do have some differences in women versus men. A more highly arched brow is attractive in women, but would tend to feminize a male face, so a less raised and flatter contour is favored for men. Other goals include smoother frown lines on the forehead and between the eyes in all cases.

Recovery After

Various forms of absorbable sutures or fixation devices hold the brow position securely during the healing process and provide great longevity in most all cases. Usually, only twilight anesthesia is required for this procedure. Often, patients experience only a brief recovery period and can usually return to work in about one week.

During your consultation, all the risks, benefits, normal side-effects, and costs will be disclosed, along with the preferred approach to the popular facial rejuvenation procedure. Brow lifting is often performed simultaneously with other facial plastic procedures, such as blepharoplasty and facelifts.