Brow Lift / Forehead Lift
Over time, one’s eyebrows may descend due to force of gravity. A patient with eyebrow descent may give the impression that he/she is tired, angry, or sad. Brow ptosis may result in apparently redundant skin and hooding of the upper eyelids. Thus, patients may think that they need a blepharoplasty when they indeed need a brow lift.
If the distance from the pupil to the top of the brow is less than 25 mm, then the patient may benefit from a brow lift. In the office, the proper combination of surgery can be better determined by manually elevating the brow to the proper anatomic position and reassessing the upper eyelid skin redundancy and fat herniation. Patients may see if they would like a brow lift by wrapping their hair in a towel, turban style, and flipping over their head.
A brow lift may be performed by many different surgical procedures and approaches such as endoscopic, coronal, pre-trichial, midforehead, suprabrow, and trans-eyelid. This surgery can be performed with upper and lower blepharoplasty, or by itself.
In addition to smoothing out the upper eyelid skin and raising the eyebrow to a more pleasing position, the benefits of a brow lift include smoothing out the wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyebrows, After a through consultation and evaluation, we can discuss which brow lift surgical approach would be best for you based on your anatomy and your cosmetic goals.