Brow Lift

Brow Lift

In women, we like to see the contour of the brow above the bony arch. This gives an open, alert appearance to the eyes. A low brow position, often brought on by aging, can only be corrected with a brow lift procedure. There are several techniques available. Dr. Maxwell performs the classic and popular coronal brow lift which involves making an incision that extends from one ear over the head to the opposite ear. When the forehead is extremely high, we make the incision right in front of the hairline. The endoscopic method, which is recommended in some cases, is performed through small incisions and affords a limited lift.

During the procedure, soft tissues are lifted off the eyebrow and sometimes excess skin removed. The deep tissues are supported with stitches for a long-lasting effect. The brow lift can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation and typically takes one to two hours. Because the upper face ages in concert with the lower face, the brow lift is often combined with the facelift.

Recovery time is similar to that of the facelift: ten to fourteen days, with some bruising and swelling around the eyes. The hairline will change following a brow lift and this is discussed prior to surgery. Some numbness in the scalp occurs, which persists for variable periods of time.

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