Although sometimes not as obvious as sagging cheeks and neck, aging effects on the upper part of the face have a dramatic effect on one’s appearance. As the skin and muscles of the forehead lose their natural support, the eyebrow begins to descend toward the eyes. This creates a tired or even angry look to the entire face.
Browlift, also referred to as a forehead lift, is the procedure of choice to address this problem. Depending on the anatomy of your forehead and hair pattern, Dr. Chegar uses one of several different browlift techniques to restore a more youthful look to the upper face. The most common method is the endoscopic browlift, used for its less invasive approach through small incisions just behind the hairline. Sometimes, an open technique called a trichophytic browlift is necessary when extra skin needs to be removed along with elevating the brow. For men who have a very high hairline or no hair, the incision can be hidden if a natural forehead crease or within the eyebrow itself (indirect and direct browlift).
Dr. Chegar’s goal with browlift is to create a natural, rejuvenated appearance to the forehead, brow and upper eyes. In addition, the muscles that cause frown lines between the eyebrows can be surgically weakened during a browlift to smooth the appearance in this area, similar to the effects of a Botox® Cosmetic injection. For optimal rejuvenation, browlift is sometimes combined with blepharoplasty if the upper eyelids have excessive skin or bulging fat pads.
For individuals who have been affected by a permanent facial paralysis, browlift can be used to restore symmetry to the upper part of the face and to help improve peripheral vision caused by sagging forehead skin. Insurance may cover surgical costs related to such conditions and can be verified beforehand.