As we age, the brow (forehead and eyebrows) tends to drop downward — causing excess skin above the eyelids and sometimes even blocking the ability to see a complete visual field. A heavy, sloping brow can also create a permanently stern expression.
Brow Lift Surgical Details
A brow lift can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation, and takes 1-2 hours. The procedure involves elevating the brow to a more youthful position either endoscopically through small scalp incisions, or through an upper eyelid incision (often in conjunction with upper eyelid surgery). The type of anesthesia for your specific surgery and the technique to be used will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Reitzen.