What is a brow lift?


A brow lift is a technique which raises droopy eyebrows to a normal anatomic position. Additionally, the muscles between the eyebrows can be weakened intentionally during this surgery.


Traditional brow surgery is performed through a coronal incision, at top of the scalp. This is an incision which extends from ear to ear. After the scalp is undermined and the attachments loosened, a headband configuration of hair bearing scalp is removed. The incision is sutured or stapled. As a result the brows are lifted into an elevated position.


A newer technique known as an endoscopic brow lift undermines the scalp and its attachments through three to five smaller incisions. With the aid of an endoscope the muscles are weakened. Tiny screws or dissolvable tacks are used to secure the elevated brow into its lifted position.