Sagging of the eyebrows and deep lines in the forehead can give one a tired, even angry appearance. The forehead/eyebrow lift is designed to restore the eyebrows to a higher, more youthful postion, and soften the wrinkles so often seen in the forehead. The surgeon is careful to strive for a natural-looking result which does not make the patient look permanently surprised.
The lift may be performed through an incision at or behind the hairline, depending upon the patient’s specific hair pattern. A recently developed technique involves using much smaller incisions and lighted retractors to perform the procedure, and is applicable to some, but not all patients.
One point that patients sometimes find surprising is that lifting the brow can often dramatically improve the appearance of the upper eyelids and allow the surgeon to perform a more conservative upper eyelid blepharoplasty, while still realizing a beneficial effect.