What is brow lift surgery?
Brow lift surgery raises the brows and lifts the eyelids to open up the area around the eyes. It can give you a more youthful, less serious appearance.
Brow lift surgery can be performed in several ways. One of the commonest is called a Brow Pexy. In this operation the brows are directly lifted using access through the scar used for upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery). For this reason it can only be carried out when surgery is also being undertaken for the upper eyelids. Internal stitches are used to suspend the brow from the deep forehead tissues. Some extra creases can develop above the eyebrows immediately following this operation. They take approximately 3 weeks to settle.
With a coronal brow lift, excess skin is removed through a cut across the top of your scalp, hidden within your hair. The muscles that cause frown lines are shortened and your eyebrows are lifted.
A shorter version of this operation is the temple lift. A section of hair bearing skin is removed in the temple area to lift the outer eyebrow.
Alternatively keyhole surgery can be performed using special surgical instruments inserted through tiny cuts in your hairline. This is known as an endoscopic brow lift. The muscles that cause frown lines can be reduced and there is minimal scarring.