What is a Brow Lift?
Patients who feel they have drooping of the upper eyelids often have drooping of the brows. A brow lift can be performed to enhance the appearance of the upper eyelid, causing the entire face to look more alert and awake. Often, not performing this procedure in conjunction with a blepharoplasty in patients with very droopy brows yields less than optimum results, and for this reason, a brow lift may be recommended.
Our preferred technique is the endoscopic brow lift. The brow lift is performed using a small telescope (endoscope) through five incisions, approximately one-half inch in size, hidden above the hairline. Our technique often includes minimally invasive removal of upper eyelid skin, and sculpture of the fat pads in the upper eyelids (upper blepharoplasty). Patients can expect to be swollen for approximately five to seven days. Brow lifts can often be performed simultaneously with endoscopic midface lift (cheek lift) and liposculpture to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids and cheeks.