Aging of the upper face can lead to heaviness in the eyes, obscuring them, and sometimes leading to an “unhappy” appearance. With constant raising of the brows, patients develop horizontal forehead creases and deep furrows in the brow.
Oftentimes, patients come in desiring improvement in the appearance of their eyes and requesting a blepharoplasty. However, if the brow is in a low position, this is likely the cause for the excess upper eyelid skin and should be corrected first.
There are several techniques to perform a browlift, which are tailored to the patient’s needs and anatomy. The most common technique performed today is the endoscopic browlift, which is done through several tiny incisions hidden within the hair. With endoscopic forehead lifts, patients have a very quick recovery and youthful result. To address any excess skin of the upper eyelid, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed at the same time.
Browlifts may also relax some of the deeper creases in forehead and brow by addressing the underlying muscles that cause them. For those patients who only seek improvement in their wrinkles, Botox or other neuromodulators will relax superficial wrinkles in the forehead and brow.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.