As we age, the eyebrows tend to sag and start pushing down our upper eyelid skin. This can give a tired look to the eyes, as well as an angry or scowled look to the face. Although Botox can often soften this scowl, and help lift the brows up, some patients need surgical correction to lift the brows higher. For years, brow lifts, also known as forehead lifts, were being performed too aggressively and patients were getting a surprised or overdone look. Today, brow lifts are done more conservatively and are focused on lifting the outer edges of the brows.
The Different Types of Brow Lifts
- Endoscopic Brow Lift: The most popular brow lift procedure, endoscopic brow lift involves using a small endoscope to dissect the forehead tissue. A camera is attached to the endoscope so that the surgeon can maneuver around nerves in the vicinity of the eyebrows safely without damaging them. The benefits of an endoscopic brow lift include less pain, no scalp numbness, and a shorter recovery time.
- Temporal Brow Lift: The temporal brow lift technique is aimed at reversing upper eyelid heaviness as a result of aging. As people grow older, their lateral brows start descending and this can be set right by temporal brow lifts in combination with an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). If you’d like to try a brow lift technique that’s arguably the least risky and less extensive compared to other brow lift techniques, this is the technique to choose. However, the results aren’t as dramatic as those of more invasive procedures.
- Trichophytic Brow Lift: In this technique, the surgeon makes an incision behind the hairline and it is made in such a way that when hair grows, it grows through it.
Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACSDouble Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.Read More
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