Brow Lift Los Angeles, CA
What is a brow lift and who needs one?
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 brow lift, the temporal brow lift, the direct brow lift, and the internal brow pexy 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.
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.
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.
The direct brow lift can be used in a patient with very deep forehead wrinkles.
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.
Please feel free to browse some of Dr. Hughes’s before and after galleries below.