Brow and Forehead Surgery Overview – Dr. Miller
Slight changes in the height of your eyebrows can have major effects on your apparent age and remarkably affect how your eyes appear. Many women pluck their eyebrows in order to change the height of the brow. A high arched eyebrow is a sign of youth and can highlight your eyes and draw attention to them. A droopy eyebrow can hood your eyelids, draw attention away from your eyes, and is more typical of the male brow.
If you are a man, the natural position of your eyebrow is slightly lower than a woman’s. This means that you have even less leeway before droopy eyebrows affect your upper eyelids and not only draw attention away from your eyes but may interfere with your peripheral vision. Hence droopy eyebrows in men often are a functional as well as a cosmetic problem. More and more men are interested in facial plastic surgery today. We take care not to elevate your eyebrows too much since too high an eyebrow can be feminizing.
The forehead and eyebrows make up the upper one third of the face. A standard face and neck lift is really a lift of the lower two thirds of the face and neck. A forehead lift is a facelift of the upper one third of the face. It may be combined with a standard face and neck lift or an eyelid lift. (For more information on facelifts, see our Face and Neck section.)
A forehead lift is recommended for people whose eyebrows have fallen with time and whose forehead has deep wrinkles. It is a permanent way to improve the deep horizontal and vertical grooves on the forehead that develop after years of facial expression.