Step 4: Elevating The Brow

brow lift guide - step 4

Delicately elevating the brow with precision reduces lateral hooding and lifts the outer brow to an attractive level. The surgeon assesses the degree of brow elevation after overlapping the skin at the hairline. The key is to lift the outer brow without raising the inner brow, which can result in a surprised, or fake, appearance. Combining a brow lift with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at our Denver practice can create more dramatic results and better treat sagging skin above the eye.

Mini-Brow Lift vs. Traditional Coronal Brow Lift or Endoscopic Brow Lift

A coronal brow lift involves “peeling” the skin off the bone before the surgeon repositions it at a higher level. A surgeon removes a thick strip of scalp and then sews the gap together in layers. An endoscopic brow lift requires the surgeon to make several small incisions and then separate the skin from the bone using screws or other fixation devices. This technique doesn’t involve removing overlapping skin. Critics of the endoscopic technique say surgeons have to lift the inner brow because they elevate the forehead as a single unit, which can create the surprised expression patients want to avoid. Also, they say results often don’t last as long as other techniques because surgeons don’t remove tissue.

Step 5: The Scar and Final Result

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