Many patients to feel that excess skin in the upper eyelid is the cause of aging, droopy eyelids, but often it’s the brow that contributes significantly to this age-related change. Brow surgery can often enhance the improvements made during an upper blepharoplasty or droopy eyelid surgery.
What is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift can be performed to enhance the appearance of the upper eyelid, causing the entire face to look more alert and awake. In patients with very droopy brows, performing this procedure in conjunction with a blepharoplasty yields optimum results. For this reason, we may recommend a brow lift may in addition to eyelid surgery.
Our Brow Lift Procedure
Our preferred technique is the endoscopic brow lift. This brow lift is performed using a small telescope (endoscope) through five tiny incisions hidden above the hairline. This technique often includes minimally invasive removal of upper eyelid skin and sculpture of the fat pads in the upper eyelids (upper blepharoplasty). We use a high-definition camera to enhance all tissues and to visualize the gentle reshaping and recontouring of the brow. We then close the incisions. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or with a deeper anesthetic per your choice and based on your overall health. No dressings or drains are employed for a brow lift as performed in our Philadelphia practice.
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.
Dr. Wulc and staff are great. Long before he got the title of top doc, he was my top doc! Dr. Wulc has Botoxed, filled and liposuctioned me, as well as performed a brow lift and upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Ende performed my rhinoplasty. I knew Dr. Wulc was my TOP DOC from the first visit. My family members have had him do all their procedures. He is truly an artist, as well as a very skilled physician and compassionate human being.
— Susan F.
Brow Lift Surgery Results
A brow lift is a procedure performed to enhance the appearance of the upper eyelid. Some typical results of a brow lift are featured in our gallery.