The procedure commonly known as a brow lift or forehead lift is often associated with elevating the eyebrows. However, it also plays a significant role in addressing issues related to the upper eyelids, particularly in managing excess lateral skin hooding. While the brow lift is frequently combined with other surgeries like facelifts or eyelid procedures, it can also be performed as an independent treatment.
Several techniques exist for forehead lift or browlift surgery, one of which is the endoscopic approach. This method involves using slender instruments and a small camera inserted through discreet incisions hidden beneath the hair. Unlike the open brow lift methods, the endoscopic forehead lift avoids the need for a single large scalp incision and the potential permanent numbness associated with it.
For individuals with a higher hairline, the pretrichial approach may be employed. This technique involves an incision along the front of the hairline, strategically placed to blend with the hair as it grows, typically becoming inconspicuous within six to twelve months. This approach is effective in raising brows without altering the hairline's position and can even be used to simultaneously elevate brows while lowering the hairline, resulting in a reduced forehead size.
The mid-forehead approach is typically reserved for individuals with minimal hair, often men. Incisions are made within natural forehead creases for optimal camouflage once healed.
A traditional method for brow elevation is the coronal brow lift, executed through an incision concealed within the hairline, extending from ear to ear over the top of the head.
Dr. N. Nick Bhatt is skilled in these techniques and will carefully consider your objectives and anatomy to help you determine the most suitable approach for your needs.