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|Brow and Forehead Lift|
Brow and Forehead Lift
The brow and forehead lift is a surgery that elevates aging brows and forehead and improves droopy eyelids. Some brow lift techniques also improve forehead and brow wrinkles. While almost every adult over 50 is a candidate for upper eyelid surgery, they may or may not be a candidate for brow and forehead lift.
The difference between upper eyelid surgery and brow lift surgery are numerous. With upper eyelid surgery, the upper lids are improved but the brow position is unchanged. The brow lift, however, improves the baggy upper eyelid skin and also elevates the brows to a more youthful position.
Not every patient is a candidate for brow lift as some patients do not look natural with elevated brows. One good way to “preview” the results of a bros and forehead lift is to lie flat on your back, elevate your chin and hold a mirror directly over your face. In most cases this approximates the position of elevated brows.
One common problem is that some patients are not offered the option of brow lift by some surgeons. Before any upper eyelid procedure, a brow lift should be discussed. If too much skin is removed from the upper lids, a future brow lift may be impossible as there will not be enough skin to close the eyes.
Who is a Candidate for a browlift / forehead lift?
Who is not a Candidate for browlift / forehead lift?
Intended Results for browlift / forehead lift
Procedure Description for browlift / forehead lift
Healing and Recovery for browlift / forehead lift
The specific risks and suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
Reviewed by Joseph Niamtu III, DMD, of Niamtu Cosmetic Facial Surgery.