A brow lift reduces deep forehead wrinkle lines and treats sagging upper eyelids or a hooded brow. These aesthetic issues contribute to a tired, aged appearance, regardless of how young and energetic, you feel. The surgeons at Hill Country Plastic Surgery perform brow lifts in San Antonio to lift the upper face and achieve beautifully refreshed brow arches while opening the eyes to create a more youthful look.
How is a brow lift performed?
There are several techniques used when performing a brow lift:
- An endoscopic brow lift is a less invasive technique that uses two small incisions made away from the hairline into the scalp area. Tiny dissolvable implants called Endotines are used to hold the brow in the lifted position. These dissolve over time, leaving the skin and eyebrows stabilized in the newly restored and youthful position. The advantage of this technique is that it uses smaller incisions, resulting in less swelling and a shorter healing time.
- A traditional coronal incision approach to brow lift uses an incision made behind the hairline in the scalp. This can remove forehead wrinkles, lift the eyebrow, and even adjust the hairline to a new, more desirable position. This involves a larger incision, so the recovery time is slightly longer.
- A temporal brow lift involves the placement of two small incisions near the temple area. A temporal brow lift (often considered a mini brow lift) is best suited for patients who are looking to enhance and lift the tail end of their eyebrows or for patients who do not have the downtime available associated with a full brow lift. This approach is often combined with a mini facelift and/or upper eyelid lift.