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What is a Brow Lift and how do I know if I need one?

Posted November 28th, 2016

Looking young and healthy is important for a personal sense of well being. In our society today, one’s appearance can be essential both professionally and socially. The eyebrows and forehead are distinct features of the face. When aesthetically pleasing, they can convey a sense of restfulness, attractiveness and health. However, with drooping of the eyebrows and contraction of the forehead muscle, the upper face may appear sad, tired, or angry. Furthermore, a sagging forehead can create heavy upper eyelids, browache and functional eyelid problems.

Before undertaking forehead rejuvenation, a careful evaluation of brow position and contour, forehead wrinkles, hairline and upper eyelids is essential. After physical examination and thorough discussion of the your goals and expectations, the appropriate procedure can be undertaken.

The technique I use for a Brow Lift is the endoscopic approach. The endoscope is placed below the skin through a small incision hidden behind the hairline, and then tunneled down to the brows. Using the endoscope, I can lift the entire forehead is and secure it in its new position. The main advantages of the endoscopic technique are smaller incisions which are easily hidden even in thinning hair and a quick recovery time.

Anyone, regardless of age can be a candidate for cosmetic upper face rejuvenation. The main goal of cosmetic surgery is to enhance appearance, and sometimes correct a functional problem. The decision to undergo the procedure is purely a personal one.

When to undergo surgery is also a personal decision, however, many patients do not realize how much their eyebrows droop because it happens gradually. The body then compensates for the droopiness by holding the eyebrows up using the forehead muscles, resulting in raised eyebrows and forehead wrinkles.