What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation, is a procedure commonly used to treat eyebrow ptosis. Eyebrow ptosis is more commonly known as drooping eyebrows. Age and heredity are the two main reasons why eyebrows become droopy.
For some patients, the brow droop causes obstruction of vision. A brow lift may be used to attempt to return the eyebrow to its natural position in order to improve vision. The natural brow position in men is generally on the brow bone with a flatter (less arched) contour. In women, the natural brow position is generally just above the brow bone with the arc approximately at the outer edge of the colored part of the eye (known as the lateral limbus). However, everyone’s natural appearance is different. We use a customized approach that considers your unique facial characteristics and helps you obtain the best results.
What is the Brow Lift Procedure Like?
A brow lift works to elevate the eyebrow back to its natural position. Injectables may be able to be used to treat cases of mild-to-moderate eyebrow ptosis that do not block vision but are an aesthetic concern. For more severe cases of brow ptosis, surgery may be required. An incision may be made directly above the brow, in the forehead creases, or at the hairline to correct the brow. Your surgeon will discuss your concerns and goals with you to select the brow lifting technique that best meets your goals. When lifting the eyebrows, the goal is to alleviate the heaviness and obstruction of vision while maintaining a natural appearance. A brow lift can be done in conjunction with other procedures, such as a blepharoplasty, to achieve the optimum results.
When Should I Consider a Brow Lift?
Drooping brows can be cause by age, a neurologic problem (such as Bells Palsy) or trauma (injury to the brow or forehead). You should consider undergoing a brow lift if:
- Your eyelids feel heavy all the time
- Your peripheral vision is blocked
- You look angry all of the time
- You feel like you looked more aged than you actually are
If you experience any of these aforementioned issues, consider contacting us to set up a consultation with one of our board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeons.
For more information on post-operative care, click here. Disclaimer that it is general information and not medical advice. You will receive your own customized instructions from our providers.
For before and after pictures of our brow lift procedure, click here.
Dr. Nicole Langelier
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty with Ptosis Repair, Pretrichial Brow Lift, Full Face CO2 Laser
Dr. William Bearden
Bilateral Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty + Internal Brow