Many patients come to see Dr. Davis for a blepharoplasty, or eyelid-lift, only to find out that a brow-lift is what they really need to achieve their desired results. Sometimes, age and gravity can cause the eyes to droop, but the problem often begins at the brow line, and by lifting the brows, the eyes are lifted as well.
There are several different types of eyebrow-lift procedures, but Dr. Davis prefers the endoscopic method.
In a mini brow-lift, no incisions are made on the scalp. Instead, the surgery is localized to the brow region and a small incision is made just under the brow. A stitch or small tack-like device is placed to help hold the skin up during healing. The tack-like tool dissolves after healing. This style of brow-lift is often done on men to prevent too high a lift of the brows, which can appear feminine.
This type of brow-lift is an older and much more invasive procedure than the endoscopic brow-lift. An incision is made across the entire scalp and the skin is lifted. Then, the extra skin is removed and the area is stitched back up to heal. This style of brow-lift leaves a considerable scar.
In an endoscopic brow-lift, small incisions are made in five different places on the scalp. Then, specialized instruments made to fit in those incisions are used to pull the skin back. This type of brow-lift doesn't remove any skin, it simply pulls the skin back to where it was before. A small tack-like device is used in each incision site to hold the skin up as it heals. The small tacks dissolve as the skin heals and you're left with younger-looking, rejuvenated eyes and brows.
For more information on brow-lifts or to schedule a consultation to see if a brow-lift could help you achieve your desired results, call us today at the Advanced Eyelid Surgery Center at 817-778-4444.