Eyebrow lifts are usually done for people whose eyebrows are so low they push the upper eyelid skin down into the field of vision.
Others seek eyebrow lifts because they just don’t like the position of their eyebrows and want them to sit higher, Dr. Jeff Popp said.
What eyebrow lifts are available?
Dr. Popp said eyebrow lifts are all about where you make the incision:
- Direct brow lift: The incision is made right above the eyebrow hairs. With this type of lift, the scar is very visible above the eyebrows.
- Mid-forehead lift: This is suitable for the bald guy (thus no easy place to hide the scar in the hair) who has lots of wrinkles in his forehead when he raises his eyebrows. Those horizontal wrinkles work well to hide the incision scar.
- Pretrichial lift: The incision is made in front of the hair line where the scar can be hidden with bangs. This is especially useful for a high or receding hairline as it will improve this issue.
- Coronal lift: In this eyebrow lift, the scar is completely hidden in the hair at the top of the head.
- Endoscopic lift: This one is different because it takes the eyebrow scar and splits it. So you end up with numerous small scars instead of one long one.
“We cut skin out in all these procedures except the endoscopic lift,” Dr. Popp said. “When we sew the skin back together, it lifts the eyebrows up.
Which procedure to choose?
The type of brow lift you select really comes down to where you hide the scar. Dr. Popp said there is no way to do a surgical brow lift without some scarring somewhere.
So when he confers with a patient, he asks which surgical option the person is most comfortable with when it comes to concealing the scars.
Brow lift scars are easier to hide on women because they have more hair.
Dr. Popp said he may not do any brow lifts for two or three months and then have three in a few weeks.
Thinking about having a brow lift? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Popp at 402-391-4558.