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What is Involved in an Eyebrow Lift?

woman plastic surgery patientYou can eliminate that permanent frown with a surgical procedure called an eyebrow lift. Also called a forehead lift, this procedure can take years off your facial appearance by smoothing your forehead and lifting your eyebrows.

In this blog, top facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Cecil Yeung, will explain what is involved in an eyebrow lift.

What is an eyebrow lift?

An eyebrow lift is performed by a plastic surgeon. It eliminates the angry or sad look you may have, even when your face is at rest.

A forehead lift can be performed using one of these methods: a brow lift performed through an endoscope, or a coronal forehead brow lift. The procedure cosmetically corrects sagging in the forehead skin, upper eyelids and eyebrows.

Who is a candidate for an eyebrow lift?

You're a good candidate for an eyebrow lift when you want:

  • A more youthful appearance in your forehead area
  • To reduce the appearance of frown lines
  • To reduce the appearance of other wrinkles on your forehead
  • To minimize the droopiness of your eyebrows
  • To eliminate a permanent angry, sad or tired look on your face
  • To correct asymmetrical (unbalanced) eyebrows
  • To correct drooping eyelids (an eye lift may help as well)

Many clients who undergo an eyebrow lift also supplement their new look by adding other procedures. An eyelid lift, laser resurfacing and dermal fillers can enhance a brow lift.

What is involved in an eyebrow lift?

The coronal brow lift is one of two primary brow lift techniques. The other is the endoscopic brow lift.

Coronal Forehead Brow Lift

During the coronal brow lift procedure, your surgeon ties your hair back, and then trims the hair along the incision line. Your doctor finds the least visible spot to place incisions. Typically, the incision line is hidden along the hairline or in the scalp. Your surgeon will discuss where he will make the incision, and how it will be hidden after surgery, before you have the procedure.

Once your surgeon trims the hair, a scalpel is used to make the incision. In the coronal forehead lift, the incision will stretch from ear to ear. Your surgeon lifts the forehead skin and removes excess tissue, repositions certain muscles, and stretches the skin to lift the eyebrows. Any excess skin is trimmed, and then the incision is closed.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

The endoscopic brow lift technique uses a small, thin camera device that's connected to a display monitor. The surgeon inserts the endoscope into small incisions made behind the hairline.

The surgeon looks at the monitor to view the muscles and tissues under the skin. Then, another device is inserted through one of the small cuts to lift the skin and remove or reposition muscles. Once the eyebrows and forehead are lifted, everything is secured into place using sutures.

Where can I find the best eyebrow lift in Houston?

Dr. Cecil Yeung is the founder and plastic surgeon at the Yeung Institute. He has a highly regarded and well-known reputation for performing eyebrow lifts with natural-looking results. Dr. Yeung provides excellent care with a meticulous attention to detail.

Contact us today to discuss what an eyebrow lift can do for you at the Yeung Institute. Or call 713-795-4885 to learn more about eyebrow lifts and other facial rejuvenation procedures that can take years off your appearance. You can also get started by filling out the appointment request form right on this page. We are happy to answer your call or message promptly.

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