A forehead or eye-brow lift reverses the impact of gravity on the face by tightening the soft tissues to bring back a more invigorating and youthful shape to your forehead skin, eyebrows and upper eyelids. There are a number of brow-lift options to choose from depending on the length and location of the incision. Sometimes you may need to do an endoscope.
You might need to know how a typical youthful brow at rest should look like so that you can easily spot a damaged or a sagged one. It is placed just above the orbital rim, with a plodding arch tangentially, and the lateral finish or ‘tail’ of the brow positioned just above the medial end. With age, the brow likely assumes an unexciting flat or horizontal position. A sagging brow is likely to hinder your facial expression, but a brow lift is a time-tested technique for restoring your face’s upper third. Brow-lift surgery is performed on thousands of people every year, and the reviews reveal a happy and satisfied lot.
When do you need a brow-lift?
Conditions such as a sagging or low eyebrow position that gives you a tired, gloomy or irritable appearance indicate that you need a brow lift.
You have horizontal folds across the brow and sulk lines or furrows stuck between the eyebrows or diagonally at the top of your nose.
When you notice a glut skin or fatty tissue overshadowing your eyes, frown lines in between your eyes, a sad expression on your face because of sagging outer brows or an angry look that comes up because the central part of your brow is hanging down.
You may notice difficulties applying makeup on your upper eyelid especially for females. It means that drooping tissues have masked the surface area as you get older and they require a lift. When you gently lift the skin above your eyebrow to get that pleasant position, and it removes nearly all the excess skin in your upper eyelid, then a brow lift will offer a permanent solution.
- Coronal Brow lift
Your low to middle brow must be sagging so that the center between two brows to pupil is about 1.5-2.5cm.
The height of the forehead must be more than 2.5 cm. The brow glide should lift your eyebrow to the highest point of 1-2 cm.
- Endoscopic Forehead lift
Presence of wrinkles between your two brows, on the forehead and your brows are sagging.
It works best for people with thick skin, mostly of western origin as compared to Asian descent.
Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon for evaluation to know whether to go for a brow lift, a blepharoplasty, or both procedures, and the benefits of each. Ensure a good general health, stay positive, be easy on yourself and have realistic expectations.