Brow Lift (Browplasty)
What is a Brow Lift or Browplasty?
A brow lift or browplasty is a surgical procedure that raises low eyebrows and/or reshapes brows as well as reducing wrinkles on the forehead and correcting unwanted horizontal or vertical lines and wrinkles on the forehead, this includes frown lines or furrows between the eyebrows. A brow lift will often improve or eliminate crow’s feet and improve the appearance around the eye.
How does a Brow Lift help with Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)?
Women tend to have higher eyebrows than men so within the context of Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) a brow lift procedure is used to place the eyebrows into a more feminine position.
The Benefits of a Brow Lift
A Brow Lift will give your face a rejuvenated appearance. A Brow Lift eliminates or improves wrinkles in the forehead, in particular the corrugator muscle. The corrugator muscle is the muscle between the eyebrows into which individuals often have Botox injections.
Often during a brow lift, we will sever the corrugator muscle eliminating the need for any more Botox and alleviating vertical wrinkling between the eyebrows that cannot be addressed using Botox.
Are all brows lifted? Or is brow shaping more important?
Not all brows need to be lifted, in fact, some just need to be shaped into a more feminine appearance.
Depending on your facial features, your brows may actually elevate in their position as you age. In fact, in terms of aesthetically pleasing results, brow shape and positioning of the “tail” of the brow is more important than the overall position.
Additionally, we may loose volume in key areas of the brow – this can be significantly improved by restoring volume with a natural filler such as your own body fat via a Fat Transfer or Fat Grafting procedure.
How is a Brow Lift procedure performed?
A Brow Lift is performed under general anesthesia usually via an open approach. Although endoscopic techniques are certainly interesting the results we feel have been less than those we achieve with an open approach. In either case, an incision is made either in the hairline or in front of the hairline, leaving little to no visible scarring.