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A brow lift, also known as forehead lift or browplasty, elevates sagging eyebrows and minimizes deep creases across the forehead. It can also improve the appearance of drooping eyelids. The muscles of the forehead are repositioned which raises the brow line. A brow lift is commonly done at the same time as eyelid surgery, a facelift or skin resurfacing techniques. It can also help to lessen the appearance of lines in the temple area next to the eye.
Brow lifts are done for personal and medical reasons. Reasons to have a brow lift include:
- To minimize the creases across the forehead, high on the bridge of the nose or frown lines
- To reposition a low or sagging brow
- To raise the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful appearance
- To restore your eyelid area to a more youthful, oval shape
We want you to be informed before making your choices. Our caring team will take the time to listen to your needs and fully explain everything. We will develop a personal plan customized for your needs. You can feel confident in our excellent care.
Your surgeon will make sure you are comfortable with your decision. With a brow lift, we will discuss:
- Eyebrow position
- Type of incision
- Combined or in place of eyelid surgery
Proper positioning of the eyebrows is just above the bony rim for women and just at the bony rim for men. When having a brow lift or forehead lift, this positioning is important to make sure you achieve the most natural look. We’ll determine the best procedure for your individual needs to give you this result.
Type of incision
The type and extent of your brow lift will determine the type of incision. To correct the source of visible creases and furrows in the forehead, a brow lift may be performed using an endoscope, a surgical video device. Usually three to four small incisions are made within the hairline. If you have a low-positioned or sagging brow the incisions may be done at the temples and in the scalp. This may be done in conjunction with incisions in the natural crease of the upper eyelids. This is done to eliminate lines high on the bridge of the nose or between the brows, known as frown lines. Occasionally, in order to target specific sections of the brow to correct, an incision may be made across the top of the head from ear to ear just behind the hairline. This allows for lifting of the forehead and removing excess skin from the scalp. Your surgeon will explain the best method for your needs.
Combined or in place of eyelid surgery
The loose skin of the upper eyelid area may be improved by a brow lift alone or require having a brow lift and upper eyelid surgery at the same time. If your eye brows are below the bony edge of the skull, brow dropping may be causing the look of excess upper eyelid skin. In this case having upper eyelid surgery alone would refine the upper eye area, but could cause the brow to be pulled even lower. In other cases, a brow lift alone may not correct the upper eyelid drooping and would require an upper eyelid surgery at the same time. Your surgeon will recommend the best course of treatment based on your individual situation.
There are additional things to know that you should consider before any surgery or procedure.
Each brow lift or forehead lift surgery is based on an individual’s body and goals. We would be happy to schedule a consultation to answer any questions you may have and provide our recommendation on what we think is best for your situation. You will be well taken care of at HealthPartners Plastic Surgery. We are confident you will be pleased with the results.