Brow lifts address some similar problems to eyelid surgery. This procedure can also smooth wrinkles on the forehead and improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the eyebrows.
This type of procedure might be right for you if you've ever said:
“Can you just tape my eyebrows up?”
“I feel like a Shar-pei.”
“My forehead has gotten so long as I got older.”
Brow lifts address some similar problems to eyelid surgery. When the brows are heavy and droop down they can push the skin of the eyelids to sag as well. The brow lift is often the first procedure needed when addressing excess eyelid skin. For some patients, the brows are so heavy that once you get them up in the right position there’s little excess eyelid skin left and you might need significantly less skin removed.
Some patients that have elongated foreheads can have brow lifts to bring their hairline forward and get rid of the “five-head” look. This procedure can also smooth wrinkles on the forehead and improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the eyebrows giving them a prettier, gentle arch without looking too much like a cat’s eye.
A brow lift is a common facial rejuvenation procedure that is relatively straightforward to perform and recover from. If you think you need it, you probably need it. The incisions are usually hidden within the hairline or just in front of the hairline if we’re moving your hairline forward. For some males with extremely heavy brows and bushy eyebrows, we prefer to place the incision just above the eyebrow for more long-lasting results.
Dr. Elston uses a few techniques depending on a patient’s anatomy. All require some type of incision and removal of excess skin. The closer the incision is to the eyebrows the less surgery and dissection is needed. As you move further away from the eyebrows you get less “lift”, which also needs to be considered. This procedure is usually performed in the clinic with numbing medicine and usually in combination with eyelid and laser procedures.