One of the first signs of facial aging is the drooping and excess folds of the upper eyelids. This is often aggravating and even causes drooping of the eyebrows and overall forehead. This droop tends to cause the upper eyelids to bulge and be pushed down and lie almost directly on top of the eyelashes. Patients often complain that their eyes appear smaller or deeper set than they really are, or that they appear to look sad and tired – even though they don’t feel this way. In addition, the inner eyebrow and area between the eyebrows may sag and develop deep creasing, which creates an angry look or scowl – like you are frowning when you actually are not.
Correcting the underlying muscular cause of these problems can be accomplished with a forehead or eyebrow lift surgery. The forehead/eyebrow lift can be performed as a procedure on its own as well as in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery (most commonly because they directly relate to face rejuvenation, such as face lifting).
Any type of forehead lift will help the sagging of the brows in the area between the brows at the root of the nose as well as decrease the wrinkles in this area and on the forehead. It is especially helpful in diminishing the creases and furrows between the eyebrows that tend to give you a stern or angry appearance. The procedure usually results in eyes that appear brighter, larger and more youthful looking as well as a lessening of the “crow’s feet” often found in the outside corners of the eye. This procedure, however, will not correct excess skin that collects on the upper and lower eye lids or “bags” caused by fat herniation at the inner corner of the eyes.
Most importantly, Dr. Perkins with his skill and experience will not “over-do” the brow lift, leaving you with a “surprised” look. A refreshed, rested appearance is always his goal for patients so that they look like their natural self.
Less Invasive Techniques Produce Hidden Scars
It used to be that possible hair loss, hair removal and large incisions accompanied a forehead/ eyebrow lift procedure. Dr. Perkins utilizes much less invasive endoscopic techniques for this surgery that minimize incisions, decrease the possibility of hair loss and reduce areas of temporary numbness. These newer techniques also rarely produce bruising and can often be performed totally behind the hairline.
Forehead/Eyebrow Lift Techniques
For patients with a high hairline, thinning hair or for men with male pattern baldness, there are other options for making access incisions to accomplish the brow lift yet end up with non-noticeable incision scars.
Determining which approach or type of forehead-brow lift that is appropriate for you will be discussed in your consultation with Dr. Perkins. It often relates to your natural hairline, the amount of hair you have and your type of hairstyle.
Dr. Perkins utilizes computerized imaging with forehead/brow lift procedures. This gives patients the opportunity to see what their results will look like before they have their surgery.