Surgical technique for eyebrow lift
Before surgery, anesthesia will be administered for your comfort. A brow lift may be performed with IV sedation or general anesthesia based on the extent of the procedure. The incision for a browplasty is selected carefully and will reflect your unique condition. Some of the techniques that may be used in a brow lift include:
This is the open brow lift incision, which puts the surgical incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. This incision not only hides scars, but it also allows a certain amount of lift control throughout the surgery. This type of incision is ideal for people with both frown lines and a sagging brow. The traditional brow lift is the preferred method for patients who are concerned about a receding hairline.
Endoscopic forehead lift
An endoscopic lift is an advanced surgical technique for brow lift surgery. This method makes multiple small incisions within the hairline through which a tool known as an endoscope is placed. This surgical tool is moved beneath the eyebrow to release the tissues. Visually guided by the endoscope camera, the brow tissues are repositioned with stitches to put the brow in a better position.
The trichophytic incision is made directly against the patient’s hairline. It permits a more dramatic lift in the brow for men and women and has a lower risk for hairline recession.
Lateral brow lift
Also called a temporal browplasty, the lateral method places the incision in the hairline slightly over the temples. It permits the outer parts of the brow to be lifted and works well for visible sagging on the outer brow. It also helps to smooth crow’s feet.