Male Brow Lift Los Angeles, CA
What is a brow lift? What is different about the male brow lift?
The male brow should follow the contours of the supraorbital rim, while the female brow is higher and more arched. In addition to the shape and height of the brow, patterns of male pattern baldness may limit some of the procedures used in males. Dr. Hughes will select the type of brow lift that meets your demands, but one that does not create large visible scars.
A brow lift is simply a surgical maneuver to bring the position of the brows up to a more youthful level. Anyone who has brow droop may benefit from a brow lift. A brow lift also tends to improve the youthfulness of the eyelids, particularly the lateral hooding that is difficult to correct with upper and lower eyelid surgery alone.
Dr. Hughes performs the full spectrum of brow lift techniques available. The coronal browlift, the endoscopic browlift, the temporal browlift, and the direct browlift all have unique benefits for the right patient.
Dr. Hughes will help you choose the one that is right for you during your consultation.
The coronal browlift perhaps provides the greatest longevity for maintaining brow position. However, it does create a greater scar burden. However, the scar is hidden within the hairline. Although alopecia (hair loss) can occur at the the scar, this hair loss is technique and surgeon dependent, and Dr. Hughes has not noticed this in his patients. This is only appropriate in male patients with a full head of hair.
The endoscopic brow lift provides for three small scars usually within the hairline, but no skin is removed. The brows are anchored at their new position to the underlying bone. This technique is appropriate for males requiring a browlift.
The temporal brow lift works well for lateral hooding of the brow, but it does not raise the entire brow and the glabella musculature and forehead wrinkles cannot be addressed through this maneuver. The incision is hidden within the hairline as well and is only a few centimeters. This is generally not useful in male patients.
Finally, the direct brow lift can be used in a patient with very deep forehead wrinkles. This may also be appropriate in older, male candidates for brow lift.
An internal brow pexy can be performed at the same time as an upper eyelid surgery without a visible scar, but can only elevate the brow by about 2 mm and probably has least longevity of the methods mentioned above. However, 2 mm may be the right amount of lift in alot of patients, and the internal brow pexy can be used to correct brow asymmetry as well. This can also be used in male patient as well.