What is a Brow Lift?

Woman considering a brow lift

A brow lift is a procedure that helps to smooth out the skin on the forehead, lift up drooping eyebrows and slightly reposition the eyebrows. Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift is often performed in combination with a facelift, eyelid lift or neck lift. It can also help reduce the appearance of horizontal lines on the forehead, crow’s feet and glabellar creases.

Why a Brow Lift May Be Necessary

In some cases, a drooping of the forehead skin causes the brows to sag over the upper eyelid. This makes for a sleepy, tired or stern look, and it can also impair the individual’s ability to see properly. Frown lines often begin to show between the brows, which can also give a person a very stern appearance. A simple brow lift procedure can correct these conditions by slightly repositioning the skin on the forehead.

A Look at the Brow Lift Procedure

We will first schedule a consultation with the client, during which we can assess the facial features and determine which technique may be best for the procedure. A brow lift can be either traditional or endoscopic. The methods used during your procedure will depend on a variety of factors.

During the actual brow lift procedure, tissue adjustment may involve the removal of fat, the removal or repositioning of muscle and the lifting away of the skin so that it can be draped back over the subdermal tissue in a slightly different position. Most often, the skin is pulled slightly upward and the excess is removed.

Common Questions

One of the most common questions we are asked concerns the long-term effects of a brow lift. The newly positioned skin will attach itself to the subdermal tissue almost immediately. Properly performed, a brow lift will improve the individual’s overall appearance because the skin is now more supple and taut. The positive results can last for five to ten years.

Contact Our Office Today

If you believe that a brow lift will help you restore your face and forehead to their more natural, youthful appearance, schedule a consultation at the office of Beth Collins, MD. We would be happy to evaluate your case and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Guilford.

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