The eyebrows drop as a normal part of the aging process. Otherwise known as browtosis, the latter part of the eyebrow begins to fall creating excessive skin in the upper eyelid and possibly obstructing the eyes. In many instances, a browlift will be recommended to raise the eyebrows, improve wrinkled skin of the forehead, and in certain cases reduce the appearance of a high hairline or high forehead. Depending upon the goals of the procedure, the browlift may be performed with minimal incisions via the endoscopic approach or through hairline incisions to change the position of the hairline. A well planned out browlift should have the effect of rejuvenating the forehead, brows, and eyes without giving the patient a “surprised” look.
Eyes are a prominent facial feature. It is the surrounding skin, rather than the eyes themselves, that conveys emotion. The tissue, muscle, fat, hair, and lashes all contribute to the wide array of expressions. Age, sun exposure, and hereditary are all contributing factors to wrinkles, deep lines, and puffiness around the eyes.
The aging process can cause unwanted changes in expression, causing us to look permanently fatigued and older than we really are. These changes in appearance can cause emotional distress and sometimes even visual impairment. Eyelid rejuvenation is designed to restore a more youthful appearance to your eyes. It may involve the upper lids, the lower lids, or both. More often than not, excessive upper eyelid skin is caused by a fallen brow. In many cases, a browlift may be recommended in conjunction with eyelid rejuvenations procedures.