Brow Lift: Salinas and Monterey, CA

Also known as a forehead lift, a Browlift elevates the brow position so that your eyebrows aren’t sagging onto the upper eyelids. This used to be a much more common procedure and is rarely done today by most plastic surgeons. The reason is that it can lead to an unnatural always “surprised” look, can lead to visible scars, and can elevate the hairline. The other major goal was to remove part of the muscle that causes the vertical frown lines between the eyes. Theses frown lines can now be treated much more effectively with Botox.

Types of Browlift Incisions

  • Coronal – In the past, it was common to do this in conjunction with a face lift by making an incision from ear-to-ear across the top of the head above the hairline. Skin inside the hairline was then removed and the skin of the forehead undermined and lifted. This led to a long scar across the top of the head that usually was hidden by hair. It also would elevate the hairline.
  • Endoscopic – Minimally invasive (endoscopic) browlifts were very popular for a long time, but were much more difficult technically. Resection of the muscle causing the frown lines was one of the goals of this procedure. With Botox, this is no longer a reason to do an endoscopic browlift so it has become less common.
  • Lateral Browlift – Currently, the only browlift that we do is a lateral browlift done through incisions inside the hairline. The goal is elevation of the lateral brow to give more of an arch. Although this works well, it is not a common procedure because placement of small amounts of Botox under the lateral brow can achieve similar but subtle results, all without surgery.

If you are interested in brow rejuvenation, please call and make an appointment for a consultation.