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Brow Lift

Brow lift surgery is surgery to reposition the eyebrow to a more youthful position relative to the eye. It counteracts the effect of gravity on the ageing eyebrow position. Brow lifts can also be used to correct asymmetrical brow positions or to help treat a drooping brow due to a nerve weakness. Repositioning the brow has an anti-ageing effect on the eye area giving a fresher, more rejuvenated appearance to the face. It counteracts the tired or heavy look around the eye area very effectively.

Indications for Brow Lift Surgery:

  • Low lying eyebrow position or brow ptosis causing hooding of skin over the upper eyelid (Sometimes this is not immediately obvious due to compensation by the forehead muscles over-contracting to hold the eyebrow up.)
  • Asymmetrical eyebrow positions with one eyebrow lying lower than the other
  • Weakness of the nerve to the eyebrow muscles resulting in drooping of the eyebrow over time

Limitations of Brow Lift Surgery:

  • If there is extra skin on the upper eyelid as well as a low eyebrow position, then this will not be treated by a brow lift alone. An upper blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is needed as well in this situation to treat the excess tissue. The two procedures can be combined together very successfully.
  • Some types of brow lift will not affect the “frown lines” that form between the eyebrows. However, these can be very effectively treated with botulinum toxin (Botox®) injections.