Brow Lift

A forehead lift or “browlift” is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. Brow lifts are an important part of eyelid and upper face rejuvenation. A browlift effectively repositions the eyebrows and smoothes the forehead to address one of the very first signs of aging, the lengthening of the forehead and drooping of the eyebrows. Sun, wind, excessive squinting and the pull of gravity all affect the face resulting in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and an increasing heaviness of the eyebrows. Even people in their thirties may sometimes have faces that look older than their years. Some times people inherit low set heavy brows which can at times make them look angry, sad or tired. This tired, angry, or sad expression may not reflect how you actually feel however. As a result, many people opt for this procedure in order to give them a more youthful, awake and alert appearance.

Moreover many people are not aware of the impact that descent of the brow has knock on effect on the appearance of our upper eyelid skin. As the brow drops, the skin in the area of the upper eyelid region becomes fuller and can cause significant skin overhang in the upper eyelids. In fact upper eyelid fullness can sometimes mistakenly be treated by removing upper eyelid skin alone (upper blepharoplasty), when the real problem is actually caused by low eyebrows. In reality however the problem is more complex and is usually caused by a combination of drooping brow and excess skin of the upper eyelids. This is why many times upper eyelid surgery is performed at the same time as a brow lift. Moreover, a brow lift is quite often performed in conjunction with a facelift to provide a more harmonious and balanced overall look to the face.