Brow Lifting

The forehead and brow descent that is caused by a combination of aging and genetics can lead to looking angry, sad or prematurely aged. Forehead droop causes a heavy apperance to the brow, crowding the upper eyelids as well as crows feet, horizontal eyebrow lines and vertical lines between the brows.

While there are numerous techniques to lift the brow, the most modern and technologically advanced technique is the endoscopic forehead lift.

An endoscopic forehead lift elevates the brow and sub-brow fat pad to reduce the appearance of wrinkles of the skin on your forehead, between your eyebrows and above your nose. The procedure also may reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and upper eyelid hooding.

The procedure is done as an outpatient surgery, and is most often performed using “twilight” sedation and local anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. The procedure is performed by creating two (for men) or three (for women) small incisions behind the hairline, eliminating the need to shave or clip your hair. Another incision is made over each temple that is approximately 4.5 to 5 cm in length. Using a fiber- optic scope and camera, your surgeon is able to release the tendons and brow attachments along your entire forehead and brow, allowing them to reposition the brow in an anatomic and natural position.

Your surgeon elevates both the brow and forehead by tightening a tendon located at each temple and placing two dissolvable anchors that sit beneath the skin and muscle of the brow, just below the hairline. In most cases you can’t see these anchors but you will be able to feel them. The anchors typically dissolve over the course of the next 9-12 months.