The eyebrows and forehead region of the face are quick to show signs of aging. Low, heavy eyebrows can make you appear older, look tired, and in some cases, impact your vision. A brow lift procedure could be an excellent solution to your cosmetic concerns. This plastic surgery procedure repositions the brows and may excise forehead skin to provide a youthful, well-rested appearance.
If you’re interested in a brow lift, contact Restore Plastic Surgery in Pensacola today at (850) 500-7527 to schedule your initial consultation or choose our free virtual consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ben Brown, and female plastic surgeon, Dr. Ashley Chandler, serve patients nationwide and in surrounding areas of Florida and Mobile, Alabama.
Your Brow Lift Options at Restore Plastic Surgery
Sagging brows and lines and wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyebrows are a natural part of the aging process that can be exacerbated by sun exposure, lifestyle habits, and repeated facial expressions. As you get older, your skin loses elasticity and produces less and less collagen—a natural protein responsible for youthful, taut skin—causing the brows to droop, horizontal forehead lines, and vertical wrinkles called “11s” between the eyebrows.
While injectables and other minimally invasive treatments can temporarily improve the appearance of these lines and wrinkles, they can’t address brow sagging. A brow lift (also called a forehead lift) provides dramatic, long-lasting results for men and women who are tired of looking tired. Depending on the current state and location of your brows, our plastic surgeons will use one of four brow lift techniques:
1. The Direct Brow Lift
A direct brow lift removes forehead tissue above the eyebrows, hiding the excision scar in an existing forehead wrinkle. This precise, simple brow lift technique is best for those with fair skin who have existing forehead wrinkles that can camouflage the resulting scar. This procedure can deliver great results, and laser treatments can also be used to improve scar appearance.
2. The Open Brow Lift
Patients who have a high hairline and/or long forehead can benefit the most from an open brow lift. This technique removes excess skin tissue from the forehead side of the incision to elevate the brow, hiding the resulting scar along the hairline. This brow lift option offers forehead rejuvenation, repositions the hairline, and reduces forehead size along with lifting the brow.
3. The Closed (Endoscopic) Brow Lift
The closed brow lift is the most commonly used technique that elevates the eyebrows using five short incisions that are hidden within the hair behind the hairline. No skin tissue is removed with this brow lift option, and the forehead and brows are repositioned to a more appropriate location.
4. The Internal Brow Pexy
This technique is the least invasive brow lift option that uses an incision most often utilized in upper eyelid blepharoplasty underneath the eyebrow. The undersurface (deep side) of the eyebrow is sutured down to the bone in a more elevated position. Internal brow pexy elevates brow location by “pushing” from below. However, this is a less powerful method than pulling from above like other brow lift variations.
The brow lift can be combined with another face procedure such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to provide further facial rejuvenation.
Schedule Your Brow Lift Consultation in Pensacola
If you’re interested in a brow lift, contact Restore Plastic Surgery today at (850) 500-7527 to schedule your initial consultation at our Pensacola, Florida office. Dr. Ben Brown, board-certified plastic surgeon, and Dr. Ashley Chandler, female plastic surgeon, offer in-office and virtual consultations to help you determine the best way to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Restore Plastic Surgery serves patients nationwide and nearby areas, including Mobile, Alabama.