A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose (between the eyes). Ultimately, it improves frown lines (the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows), raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids and places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position. A facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and skin resurfacing are among other cosmetic procedures that Dr. Zelken may perform in conjunction with your brow lift. Depending where the scar is placed, a browlift can also double as a forehead reduction.
There are different flavors of browlift and can be endoscopic or open in nature. Endoscopic surgery has the least scarring but a high recurrence rate as no skin is directly removed. Direct browlifts are done just above the eyes [see my other YouTube video]. Direct browlifts are the most efficient, as there is less room for the intervening tissue to stretch back, but a visible scar may result. A great option is the lateral temporal browlift. This is a skin-only procedure, and small 5-centimeter incisions are made along the hairline. It may result in temporary numbness over parts of your head but is well tolerated and great for hooding of the sides of the eyebrows and eyebrow asymmetry. Of course, the next step is a coronal browlift which extends from ear to ear and allows for the most control and tightening. This is a “classic” browlift and depending on your anatomy, the scar is hidden within your hair nicely.