Brow Lift Surgery:
With the brow there are differences in female and male beauty. The feminine eyebrow begins just in the upper eyelid crease and slowly elevates reaching a peak two thirds of the way along the eye and then tapers down. The male brow in contrast is level and remains somewhat horizontal.
A brow lift is a Plastic Surgical procedure that lifts the eyebrow to an aesthetically pleasing youthful position.
In the youthful eye the feminine eyebrow begins just in the upper eyelid crease and slowly elevates reaching a peak two thirds of the way along the eye and then tapers down. With age and sometimes trauma the position of the eyebrow changes and droops, this gives a tired look to the patient’s eye and contributes to asymmetry. Together these both cause an unattractive eyebrow region. Brow lift in the simplest form can be performed with injections but often requires surgical approaches.
At Artiste Plastic Surgery a Brow Lift is performed for the following reasons:
- To raise the eyebrow
- To provide a more youthful brow position
- To rejuvenate the eyelid brow region
- Together with a facelift
Dermal fillers or structured fat grafting can be injected into the lateral brow to efface wrinkles and raise the eyebrow. Fat can also be used to maintain a youthful fullness in the eyelid region.
Anti Wrinkle Injections
Neurotoxins can be injected into the lateral orbicularis muscle to weaken the eyelid sphincter this indirectly opens the lateral eye.
Coronal Brow Lift
An incision from ear to ear in the scalp and dissection to the brow enables the medial and lateral brow to be elevated. The corrugator and procerus muscle are often excised to prevent Glabella wrinkles. This incision is used now for revisions, hairline lowering and adjustments to eyebrow position.
Endoscopic Assisted Brow Lift
This is the preferred access for a brow lift. With or without the aid of an endoscope a series of 5 small vertical incisions are made in the hair. This allows visualisation and mobilisation of the attachments of the eyebrow to raise the brow to a desired position.
Temporal Brow Lift
A lateral temporal lift involves a lateral incision in the hair over the lateral brow. This enables dissection and lifting of the lateral brow and improvement in fine lines. This is suitable for patients with only lateral brow ptosis that don’t require a full brow lift. It can be done under LA.
Direct Brow Lift
Through a carefully placed incision directly above the eyebrow, skin cab be removed to shape and lift the eyebrow directly. This is a simple office based procedure but main disadvantage is the potential visible scar.
Through an upper eyelid incision, the brow can be elevated by surgically created adhesions. The corrugator muscle can also be excised with this approach.
The procedure will be illustrated in detail and you will be given a detailed instruction sheet on expected post-operative course and potential complications during your consultation with Dr Jack Zoumaras.
It is recommended that you are a stable weight for at least 3-6 months to obtain the best possible results.
It is advised to stop smoking at least 6 weeks before and after surgery.