With time, your eyebrows tend to fall. You may notice the lines on your forehead are deepening, or you have to raise your forehead to lift your upper lid “out of the way” to see. The eyelid commonly hoods at the outside of your upper eye, making the upper eyelid seem too full. All these changes can make you look tired or sad. Frequently in my younger patients and men, there is a strong family disposition to droopy eyelids or heavy brows.
Browlifts are common procedures in men as well as women. They help “open” up the eye, lift the brow, and make the eyelid look less full. An endoscopic browlift uses a camera and special tools through small incisions in the hair to help elevate the eyebrow. It lifts the brow position and can improve asymmetry of the brows, where one brow is higher than the other. A browlift also helps rid wrinkles between the eyebrows that make you appear upset or concerned. I tend to favor the endobrow technique, due to its smaller scars, particularly in men and women with thinning hair. Following a browlift, the forehead wrinkles will disappear, and the eyebrow will be repositioned. I favor a natural look, so I do not get that “surprised,” overcorrected, high arched brow. Again, most of my patients in the Bay Area want this natural look.
Browlifts help “open” up the eye, lift the brow, and make eyelid look less full.
– Dr. Greenberg
The procedure lasts about two hours and is done in my Palo Alto center. Recovery time is from one to two weeks, depending on additional procedures performed and the amount of swelling and bruising. Additional facial cosmetic surgery procedures frequently include blepharoplasty or facelift surgery. When we meet at my Palo Alto office, we can discuss which procedure will help you achieve your goals. When you have documented severe visual field impairment due to the overhanging skin, insurance may help pay for the procedure.
To find out if you are a good candidate for facial cosmetic surgery such as browlift or endobrow, contact my Palo Alto practice today.