Brow Lift Surgery in Los Angeles

LA Brow Lift SurgeryAs we age, gravity causes the skin and facial muscles of our forehead to descend, and our eyebrows descend along with it. The result is a creased forehead, droopy eyebrows and often a “hooded” look to the eyes. This gives the entire face a tired, aged look. Brow lift surgery corrects these problems by lifting the upper third of the face, including the forehead and brow line, which gives the entire face a more youthful, rested appearance.

At Eyesthetica, we offer brow lift surgery procedures that are tailored to each individual patient’s needs , depending on the severity of their eyebrow ptosis (drooping of the eyebrows). And since our doctors are board-certified in ophthalmology and fellowship-trained in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we share a combination of education and experience that makes us especially qualified to handle the delicate skin and muscles around the eyes with care, precision and an artful eye for aesthetic detail.

Are you wondering if a brow lift is for you? You may be a good candidate for the surgery if you have:

  • Droopy or sagging brow line
  • Wrinkles on the forehead
  • Lines or creases between the eyebrows

At Eyesthetica, we offer three types of brow lift surgery: an endoscopic brow lift (for mild to moderate eyebrow ptosis), a transblepharoplasty brow lift (for moderate eyebrow ptosis) and a direct brow lift (for severe eyebrow ptosis).

An endoscopic brow lift lifts the forehead and eyebrows from the hairline. This type of brow lift can be performed on its own or with upper and lower blepharoplasty. In an endoscopic brow lift procedure, small incisions are made at the hairline and an endoscope with a camera is inserted into the incisions, guiding the doctor during the procedure. Excess skin is removed and muscles are repositioned in the forehead, which smoothes out forehead creases and lifts the brow position, anchored there through small tunnels into the bone and deep tissues in the temples. We can also use tissue adhesives to fix the brow into its new, lifted position.

A transblepharoplasty brow lift, which is the least invasive brow lift, repositions the eyebrows to an elevated position, which also helps correct drooping upper eyelids that give the eyes a “hooded” look due to excess skin hanging from the upper eyelid. The incision point for this surgery is along the upper eyelid, and once excess soft tissue is removed from the upper eyelid and the tissue along the brow line is lifted, an absorbable plate is anchored into the bone and holds the skin in its new, lifted position.

LA Brow Lift SurgeryA direct brow lift is most often used to correct droopy upper eyelids. A direct brow lift removes a section of skin and underlying tissue from above and on the outer portion of the eyebrows. The incision point is made directly above each eyebrow, with a resulting scar that is covered by thick eyebrows.

As all forms of brow lift surgery are outpatient procedures, you will return home the day of the surgery. After surgery, there may be slight discomfort and tightness in the forehead, and possibly mild swelling and bruising in the area, which will subside within the first week or two. Driving can be resumed after one or two weeks, and you can typically return to work a week after surgery.

Do you have more questions about the different brow lift surgery procedures? Eyesthetica board-certified and highly trained surgeons are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you choose the right procedure to fit your desired look. If you are in the Santa Monica, Pasadena, Torrance or Los Angeles area, contact Eyesthetica.

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