Eye brow position is a frequently overlooked area but heavy brows can make you look angry, tired and older than you are. Brows may begin to sag over time due to frequent scowling, frowning or squinting to read or avoiding the sun. Eyebrow shape and fullness trends frequently change with fashion but the general position remains the same. There are several techniques that can be used to restore the eyebrow position to their proper position.
Dr. Butz has experience performing advanced endoscopic brow lifts, transpalpebral browlift (through an upper eyelid incision) and more traditional hairline incisions.
Ideal candidates are healthy men and women who desire improvements in the following:
- Heavy drooping brows
- Brow ptosis
- Asymmetric Brows
- Deep forehead rhytides or wrinkles
Preparing for your Procedure
As with any procedure, you should stop any medication or supplements that are not essential for 10-14 days prior to decrease your risk of bleeding complications. Please refer to your list of medications to avoid and always check with your Doctor prior to stopping medications.
The technique used depends on hairline position and patient preferences. Endoscopic brow lifts are performed using small incisions hidden in the hairline. A lighted video scope is used in combination with specialized instruments to release the tethering ligaments. The brows are then suspended and positioned on a dissolvable hook, called an Endotine.
A transpalpebral brow lift technique can be used when combined with an upper blepharoplasty. The brow is elevated and stabilized in a more appropriate position using dissolvable sutures or an Endotine.
The procedure is typically performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center with the assistance of an anesthesiologist under light anesthesia. You may have some bruising and swelling that will subside in 24-72 hours. Most people have minimal pain and are ready to be social in 7-10 days. You should avoid rigorous exercise for at least 2 weeks but we encourage you to be up and walking several times throughout the day.
Recovery Time: 7-10 days
Schedule a consultation today to discuss your concerns and learn about your potential treatment options.