Brow Lift

A browlift is performed to elevate the eyebrows to a more normal and youthful position, remove forehead wrinkles, and decrease muscle activity in the forehead. There are several methods to accomplish these goals. I will discuss the coronal lift, the anterior hairline lift, and the endoscopic lift. As previously noted, it is usually performed in conjunction with a facelift, eyelift, or both.

The coronal lift is designed for normal to low foreheads. The incision is across the top of the scalp. The hair is not shaved. The surgery is performed through this opening, and the excess scalp is removed. The incision is closed at the scalp. There are no facial scars. The goal is elevation of the brows to a more youthful, but natural, appearance.

The anterior hairline lift is designed for normal-to-high foreheads. The incision is at the junction of the hair and the forehead in the central portion, tapering into the scalp. Most of the incision is within the scalp. Surgery is performed through this opening, and the excess forehead skin is lifted and removed. The incision is closed at the hairline with very fine sutures. The resulting scar usually heals very well.

The endoscopic forehead lift is designed for low, normal, or high foreheads. It leaves no scars on the face. It is performed through 4-6 small incisions in the scalp behind the hairline. The surgery is completed using a small camera, scope and instruments while watching a video television monitor. The brows are elevated by repositioning the forehead the desired amount, and fixing it temporarily in place with tiny screws and staples. The screws are removed painlessly in the office in 7-14 days.

Pertinent Information:

  • Anesthesia - general
  • Setting - outpatient
  • Recovery - return to normal activities in in 10-14 days
  • Scars - depend on the type of browlift. Usually heal very well with time.
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