A brow lift is an outpatient surgical procedure designed to elevate the brow while smoothing creases and lines to resolve a “heavy” brow and restore the eyebrows to a youthful position. The goal is to achieve a refreshed look that looks open and engaging in the most natural way.
What is the surgery like to experience?
There are many techniques used to elevate the brow. The best type for you depends on several factors. The common brow lift techniques include:
- Endoscopic brow lift: This is the most common brow lift performed by Dr. Harbison at Omaha Face. Very small incisions are placed in the hairline, and as the incisions are minimal, this approach leads to less risk of forehead numbness, bleeding, and scarring when compared to some of the other methods. This technique is excellent for patients with a full hairline and normal-to-short forehead height.
- Lateral brow lift: This technique is similar to an endoscopic lift but with less work performed at the mid-forehead. It is ideal for patients who want a minimally-invasive procedure and wish to lift the eyebrow peak.
- Classic brow lift: The traditional brow lift involves an incision just behind the hairline and can obtain a dramatic and predictable lifting of the brow. This technique may be appropriate for those with a very heavy, hanging brow. A trichophytic brow lift is a variation of this technique better suited for patients with a high forehead.
- Direct brow lift: This technique involves small incisions near the brow, often concealed in a forehead wrinkle. With this technique, a small strip of skin is removed, and the brows are raised and suspended in a more attractive position. This approach is often the best choice for male patients or those with thinning hair who want to avoid visible surgical scars.