With aging, there tends to be a descent of muscle, fat and skin of the face. As the skin and muscles of the forehead begin to lose their strength, the eyebrows can become heavy, and begin to droop. This can result in a sad, tired or angry appearance. It can also contribute to wrinkling across the forehead and between the eyes. In some cases, drooping of the eyebrows can impair your peripheral vision as well. A browlift is a good option to reposition the eyebrows, giving a more youthful and refreshed look, and restore your peripheral vision. Browlifts can often be overdone, resulting in a surprised look. We prefer a subtle, more natural appearance. Many browlifts are done at the same time as an eyelid procedure and/or a facelift.
There are many variables to consider when deciding how to best approach surgical correction of brow position. The position of your hairline, the presence of wrinkles in your forehead, and whether you are male or female all play a role in deciding your best surgical option. Incisions can be placed behind the hairline, at the hairline, or even in the skin of the forehead. Newer endoscopic techniques allow for multiple small incisions behind the hairline which are well hidden. We will discuss the best approach for you.