Brow lift (forehead lift)
A brow lift, or forehead lift, elevates the position of the eyebrows, smooths forehead creases, or corrects a heavy or overhanging brow. As the years pass, the brows often drift lower, creating a heavy, aging or unhappy look. Dr. Brace performs endoscopic, traditional, and modified brow surgery, to lift and reposition the tissues for a refreshed, more youthful brow and upper eye area.
What is an endoscopic brow lift?
An endoscopic brow lift is a cutting-edge, minimally invasive approach to rejuvenating the forehead and brow region. During this procedure, Dr. Matthew D. Brace utilizes an endoscope, a small, slender camera, to perform the surgery through several small incisions hidden within the hairline. The endoscope allows for a magnified view of the forehead structures, for precision lifting and tightening of the forehead tissues and delicate elevation of the eyebrows. This technique has very small incisions, minimizing scarring, with a shorter recovery period than a traditional brow lift. The endoscopic brow lift is an excellent option for patients seeking a subtle correction and minimal downtime, with natural-looking results that rejuvenate the upper facial features.
What is a traditional brow lift?
A traditional brow lift, also known as a trichophytic brow lift, is a well-established surgical procedure, appropriate for some patients. During this technique, Dr. Matthew D. Brace creates a single continuous incision that spans along the top of the forehead at the hairline. Through this incision, he skillfully lifts and tightens the underlying tissues, repositioning the eyebrows to the youthful position above the brow ridge. Excess skin is removed to create a smoother, rejuvenated forehead appearance. The traditional brow lift is suitable for patients with significant forehead laxity, producing long-lasting results.
What is a modified brow lift?
A modified brow lift is a modification of traditional or endoscopic techniques tailored to the individual patient based on their desired outcome and their individual forehead size shape and brow position. Often these surgeries combine direct brow lift techniques with an incision along the top of the eyebrow hair or temporal brow lifts where the incision is hidden just behind the temporal hairline to lift the brow's tail. At times the incision may be placed directly in a deep forehead crease if the patient has no intention of using BOTOX to eliminate the crease. Any modified brow lifts result in a natural appearance but significant improvement in brow position with a near-invisible short scar.