Sagging skin over the eyes or a person with deep frown lines due to stress of muscle over activity may be the result of a naturally low brow. A person with this condition could possibly benefit from a brow lift.
Three techniques are used when performing this surgery and depend on clinical findings such as brow height, amount of excess upper eyelid skin and the height of the hairline. The first technique uses an incision across the top of the scalp, beginning above the ears and is hidden in the hair. The second may be placed at the front of the hairline or the middle of the scalp. The last technique, and most common, uses an endoscope, a long, thin tube with a light on the end, attached to a video camera. It is inserted through several tiny incisions in the scalp and although not beneficial to all patients it has the advantage of requiring minimal incisions. Muscles can be modified and excess skin removed to lift your eyebrows to a more youthful level. Swelling and bruising should be gone within two weeks.