When sagging skin in the brow and forehead begins to negatively impact the facial expression, a brow lift may be the ideal solution. Brow lift surgery helps to create a more youthful, inviting appearance and can even improve vision in cases where low-hanging skin is obscuring eyesight.
What is a brow lift?
A brow lift (forehead lift) is performed to firm the skin on the upper face, reducing wrinkles, frown lines, and sagging skin. After a brow lift, patients look refreshed and youthful, free from angry, tired, or sad facial expressions.
There are multiple techniques for performing a brow lift, including the conventional coronal approach and less invasive methods such as the endoscopic and temporal brow lifts.
The traditional method involves making an incision along the hairline and lifting the skin to reposition the brow. Endoscopic brow lifts use smaller incisions and a small, tubular camera to visualize the underlying tissue, while temporal brow lifts involve making small incisions at the temples to lift and reposition the brow.
During the procedure, Dr. Lee will choose general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation to ensure the patient is comfortable and relaxed. Brow lift surgery can take anywhere from 1-3 hours, depending on the surgical technique chosen and the extent of the work required.