Brow Lift Procedures
One of the most notable signs of aging occurs around the forehead and eyebrows. Throughout our lives, our brow conveys our mood, whether happy, sad, tired, or angry, and over time, the skin and muscle can become loose and saggy. If you’ve noticed wrinkles across your forehead and around your brows, or an overall heaviness to your brow, it is possible to regain a youthful appearance with a brow lift.
A brow lift, which is also known as a forehead lift, is a procedure that accomplishes exactly what its name suggests. The brow is lifted and smoothed out to erase wrinkles, worry lines, excess skin, and even hooded upper eyelids. To learn more about the various brow lift procedures and whether you are a good candidate, do not wait to contact Dr. Mehryar Taban. As an acclaimed board-certified oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Taban can provide the insight and guidance you need to make an informed decision about which procedure is right for you.
Types of Brow Lift Procedures
There are a number of procedures that can be used to lift and soften the brow, removing years and worry from one’s appearance. Dr. Taban has extensive experience performing each of the following brow lift procedures.
Endoscopic Forehead Lift
One of the most minimally invasive surgical options for a brow lift, an endoscopic forehead lift utilizes small incisions and an endoscopic camera in order to loosen the skin of the forehead and brow, lifting it into a more aesthetically pleasing position. The five small incisions are placed along the scalp to help reduce and conceal any scarring. The brow is secured in place with small anchors to ensure long-lasting results.
Pretrichial Eyebrow/Forehead Lift
The pretrichial brow lift involves placing an incision just below the hairline and removing an ellipse or oval shape of skin tissue. The incision site is closed with sutures to reduce the risk of scarring. This procedure is ideal for patients who do not have deep forehead wrinkles, but have a hairline, therefore, a pretrichial eyebrow lift is not recommended for men with a receding hairline.
Direct Brow Lift
The direct brow lift is ideal for patients who have thick eyebrows or significant muscle weakness, resulting in lateral brow ptosis. The procedure uses incisions directly above the brow to remove a small ellipse or oval of tissue. The incision is then closed with sutures, effectively pulling the brows higher. The scar can be hidden along the eyebrows, although many patients choose this procedure if they are not concerned about scars.
Similar to an upper blepharoplasty, a brow pexy is performed through an upper eyelid incision. It is minimally evasive and stabilizes the brow with a suture suspension to the underlying brow bone. The results are more subtle than a full forehead lift, however, the effect is permanent. A brow pexy is often combined with other eyelid procedures, such as an upper or lower blepharoplasty.