A brow lift or forehead lift reverses the effects of gravity and tightens the soft tissues of the forehead to restore a more youthful contour to your forehead skin, upper eyelids and eyebrows. There are various brow-lift methods, which involve different length incisions in different locations and, sometimes, an endoscope. A youthful brow at rest is positioned above the orbital rim, with a gradual arch laterally, and the lateral end or ‘tail’ of the brow located higher than the medial end. As one ages, it is common for the brow to assume a flat or horizontal position. If a sagging brow inhibits your facial expression, a brow lift is a time-tested method for rejuvenating the upper third of your face. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful brow-lift surgery and are pleased with the results.
When to Consider a Brow Lift
Sagging or low eyebrow position creates a tired, sad or grumpy appearance
You have deep horizontal creases across the forehead
You have frown lines or furrows between the eyebrows or across the top of your nose
You have excess skin or fatty tissue hanging over your eyes
Repositions a low or sagging brow that hangs over the upper eyelid
Raises the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position
Makes you look happier, friendlier and more approachable
Only a highly experienced board-certified plastic surgeon can determine if this procedure will achieve your goals.
Choice of brow-lift technique is very important to outcome, so this procedure is very clinician dependent.</>
You may also need blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), as a forehead lift does not improve baggy eyelids or crow’s feet.
Am I a good candidate for a brow lift?
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider a brow lift:
The outside of your brow sags, resulting in a sad expression.
The central portion of your brow hangs down, making you look angry
You have frown lines between your eyes.
If you are a female and you are unable to apply makeup on the upper eyelid, because the surface area has been obscured by drooping tissues as you have aged.
If you gently lift the skin above your eyebrow into a pleasing position and it eliminates most of the excess skin in your upper eyelid, a brow lift may be right for you.