What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift or forehead lift can improve the appearance of a sagging and tired-looking face, as can a blepharoplasty or facelift. As there are many treatment options, we must first identify the problem. This may seem simple, but things get more complicated when we look at the brow.
Brows tend to move lower with age. But some eyebrows are low even in young children. If the brow is lower than it should be, it could push the eyelid down and confuse the question of where the problem lies. If you believe in fixing what needs fixing, then eyebrow malposition should be corrected before the upper lid is improved.
There are a variety of treatment options to consider listed below, including non-surgical. Not all conditions can be improved by all approaches. The best way to learn the options that are right for you is through a consultation. After all, not all patients need brow lifts.
Non-Surgical Brow Lift
Eyebrow malposition can be corrected temporarily with BOTOX® injections. Carefully placed injections selectively relax muscle tension throughout the forehead, allowing the brow to return to an aesthetically pleasing height. This type of light to moderate correction can last up to six months. Additional treatments will be required to maintain the correction.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Brow lifts can also be performed with minimal incisions utilizing an endoscope. An endoscope is a small video camera that can be inserted beneath the skin, allowing for clear visualization of the muscles and tissues without the need for a large resection of the skin.
Temporal Brow Lift, Lateral Brow Lift, Coronal Brow Lift
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that nearly 45,000 brow lifts were performed in 2012. Brow lifts can be performed with many variations based largely on skin incision locations and improvement goals. Each variation treats a different set of conditions, conditions that may be best treated in combination with other procedures or with a procedure other than a brow lift.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) and brow lifts are often performed with other facial procedures. They can be performed alone or together. A lower eyelid correction makes excellent sense with a facelift as the tissue contours blend together better and may resolve the aesthetic complaint better than a brow lift.
Success in brow lift surgery is based on careful examination, very careful technique and intelligent linking of procedures. With Dr. Geldner’s superior skill, 25 years of experience, and his experienced and compassionate staff, we exceed our patient’s expectations.