Browlift is customized by Dr. Steve Laverson to achieve desired aesthetic and functional goals with minimal surgery, complications, and scarring. First, characteristics of the “ideal” brow and forehead aesthetics are considered. There are inherent differences between men and women. Plans to approach these characteristics are discussed with each patient, and a procedure designed to accomplish the desired result is agreed upon.
Surgical methods for lifting the forehead may be closed (through small incisions) or open (through longer incisions that are concealed by natural anatomy). Sometimes, an entire browlift is not needed, just removal of squint muscles through the upper eyelid or small suspension at the sides of the brows, also accomplished through the upper eyelids. Dr. Laverson often adds a “temporal” browlift when facelift is performed. The goal of this procedure is to smooth redundant skin bunched over the temples after lifting lower facial and cheek skin. Browlift is generally a safe procedure with quick recovery, inconspicuous scars, and good results. Most common problems associated with browlift are numbness of the scalp, localized (often temporary) hair loss, changed hair line, visible scar, recurrent brow descent or muscle activity. asymmetry between right and left sides, diminished forehead and/or scalp sensation, weakness (temporary or permanent) of brow elevation from nerve stretching or injury, and others.