Brow or Forehead Lift: Which Is Right for You?

Aging can affect many different areas on the face, with one of the most noticeable in the forehead and brow region. The various expressions you make when you are surprised, excited or upset all can use the muscles in your brow, leaving lines behind. The eyebrows can also begin to droop, making your eyes look tired. A solution is having a brow or forehead lift performed, but there are many different types. If you have expressive lines or lowered brows, which procedure is right for you?

Brow Lifts

For those with minimal lines or sagging skin on their forehead, but with brows that are drooping, a focused brow lift is the best option. Surgical brow lifts are most commonly performed when an upper eyelid lift is completed. The different types of brow lifts include:

  • Botox or filler injection. A temporary option to diminish frown lines in between the brows and give a little lift to the brows is injectables. Botox or dermal fillers can help lift and soften the brow, but need to be repeated every several months.
  • Surgical brow lift. There are a few different surgical eyebrow lifts that can be performed for long-term results, including a direct brow lift, brow plexy or Trans-Bleph Endotine ™. These are usually combined with an upper eyelid lift or another eye procedure.

Forehead or Complete Brow-Lift

When it is not just the brows, but the entire forehead that is sagging, has excess skin and deeper lines, a full forehead lift is the best option. There are a few different types of this procedure, including endoscopic, pretrichial and coronal brow-lifts, each requiring incision for lifting the brows and to remove excess skin.

If you want to improve the appearance of your forehead and brows, consult a facial plastic surgeon that specializes in oculoplastic procedures to determine which procedure is right for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Kami Parsa, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 777-8880

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