The eyebrow/eyelid complex is critically responsible for our facial expressions. Eyebrow position can suggest sadness, anger, confusion and alertness. When eyebrows droop, a sad, angry or tired appearance appears. Surgery can be used to address this problem. Eyebrow lifts can be performed directly in the hairs of the brow if the brow is thick, indirectly through an eyelid incision when performing cosmetic eyelid surgery or at the hairline.
The eyebrow lift is usually performed to lift the outer half of eyebrows. In situations where the brows fall below the eye socket rim, the procedure will raise the brows back to a more youthful position. The operation will also help to reduce wrinkles on the sides of the eyes, commonly called “crows’ feet”.
During operation, the surgeon separates the skin from the underlying structures and stretches the skin upwards. Some of the central muscles are freed from their attachments or removed, and excess skin is eliminated before the incision is carefully closed. The surgery is done under local anaesthesia and takes approximately 2 to 3 hours.
The result of this treatment is a younger and more relaxed look. Disturbing wrinkles on the sides of the eyes will be improved and the upper eyelid folds will also look more lifted and youthful.