Brow Lift Houston

Questions and Answers About Brow or Forehead Lifts

What is a brow lift?

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a type of facial rejuvenation surgery that elevates the brows to a more youthful and refreshed position. Depending on the type of lift, it can also improve the forehead wrinkles significantly. Some may describe the brow lift as the face lift for the upper face. There are different types of brow lifts which will be described in this page.

Who is a good candidate for a brow lift?

Have your brows lost that high sensual arch of the past? Are you noticing increased wrinkles between your brows and along your forehead? The peak of women’s brows should lie approximately one centimeter above the bony rim at the level between the iris (colored portion of the eyeball) and the outside corner of the eye. In men, the brow should lie just along this bony rim. A droopy brow may give a fatigued or weary appearance. It can exacerbate the redundant upper eyelid skin and lead to loss of definition of that upper eyelid crease. If these are signs that you are noticing, you may be a good candidate for a brow/forehead lift.

I have heard there are multiple types of brow lifts. Which one would be best for me?

There are several different techniques that are effective for correcting problems with the forehead and brows. During your consultation at The Bressler Center, we will ask questions to determine exactly what type of correction is needed, and we will pinpoint which brow lift technique will offer you optimum results.

A few key points to remember when considering these treatments

There are basically four different types of forehead or brow lifts that can be performed. A discussion of each follows:

  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
    The endoscopic lift places five small incisions in the hairline and mainly provides a lift for the eyebrows. It can provide some improvement of the wrinkles between the brow by resecting the muscles that cause these wrinkles, but will not improve the forehead wrinkles.

 

  • Open Brow Lift
    The open brow lift provides a longer-lasting lift to the brows and is capable of addressing the wrinkles between the brows and the forehead wrinkles more efficiently than the endoscopic brow lift. There are two types of open brow lifts depending on the location of the incision. One incision runs about one inch behind the hairline from one temple to the other. This will raise the level of the frontal hairline and give the appearance of a slightly longer forehead. The other incision runs just at the frontal hairline but is otherwise the same along the temples. This allows the frontal hairline to remain in the same position.

 

  • Mid-forehead brow lift
    This type of lift uses the prominent forehead wrinkles to hide the incision/scar. It is a type of lift that is typically used in men with receding hairlines or a balding scalp. Forehead wrinkles are not addressed.

 

  • Direct brow lift
    This lift utilizes the upper edge of the eyebrow to camouflage the incision. It is a procedure typically used in bald men without prominent forehead creases.

What is the recovery time for a brow lift?

Depending on the type of lift performed, recovery can range anywhere between one to three weeks.