Brow Lift

Serving Orange County: Newport Beach, CA

Brow Lift Model Orange CountyIt is quite common for men and women to notice a gradual drop of their brows as they age. A fallen brow may overshadow your eyes and make you look tired and upset. Many of my brow lift patients initially come in for an eyelid surgery consultation, when in fact in many cases a sagging brow is just as responsible for eyes that look heavier and appear smaller. With a brow lift, I am able to restore a more refreshed, vibrant and younger-looking appearance.

Is This You?

Here are some of the common reasons I hear about why a person is considering a brow lift:

  • I’ve noticed that my eyebrows have dropped or that their shape has changed
  • I have heavy, hooded upper eyelids
  • I often hear comments that I look sad, tired, angry, worried or stressed
I was so confident with Dr. Savalia that after my breast surgery I had a facelift! I’m thoroughly happy. I love the idea that nobody really can tell I had something done. They only know I look refreshed.
– PAM, Real PatientSee more Real patient Stories

Please contact us online or call 949-759-0980 today to schedule a brow lift consultation at my Newport Beach office in Orange County. Along with my supportive staff, I am committed to helping you reach your cosmetic goals and I will take the time necessary during your consultation to give you my recommendations and educate you about all your options.

Signs of aging in the brow are often concentrated on the outer sides of the eyebrows. Through a brow lift, I can correct sagging skin and tissue for a naturally refreshed appearance.

– Dr. Savalia

Focused Correction of the Drooping Brow

Aging of the brow does not happen uniformly across all areas of the brow. The brow can actually be divided into three areas:

  • The inner/medial eyebrow, adjacent to the bridge of the nose
  • The middle eyebrow where the eyebrow begins to arch upward
  • The outer/lateral eyebrow side where the eyebrow drops down to meet the temple

Most people will find that the center and middle of the brow does not droop nearly as much as the lateral sides of the brow as they age. A traditional full brow lift procedure may be an overcorrection for these patients, and result in an unnatural, altered appearance. For this reason, I focus on correcting ptosis (sagging) in the outer/lateral sides of the brows for most of my patients who select a brow lift. By elevating this part of the brow, a “sad” brow can be restored to a naturally arched brow, and rejuvenate the eyelid as well.

That said, for the person who does have ptosis across the entire brow (and for instance has a horizontal line of sagging skin between the eyebrows), I can effectively raise the entire brow to a more youthful position. My recommended surgical approach is always developed following a careful review of your existing facial structure and cosmetic concerns.

The Ideal Brow Shape

The brow shape that is considered “ideal” depends on several factors, including a person’s age, gender, and existing facial features. Some degree of arching of the eyebrows is necessary; a straight or drooping eyebrow will cause a person to look sad or expressionless. In general, women will benefit from an eyebrow arch that is slightly more pronounced than a man’s. Men generally should have a flatter brow with minimal arching. I also take into account a patient’s existing facial anatomy, and review older photographs to determine what each patient’s natural eyebrow shape and position is. I am careful to create an end result that does not change your expression or give the “surprised” look that is associated with overcorrection of a sagging brow.

The Procedure

Lateral/temporal brow lift – this type of brow lift is usually all that is necessary for most patients, and serves to lift and reshape only the outer part of the brow. It is performed under general anesthesia with a one inch scar that is either within the hair of the scalp above the temples, or closely follows that hairline.

Endoscopic brow lift – this type of brow lift has largely replaced a traditional coronal brow lift, where the scar runs from ear to ear across the scalp.  An endoscopic procedure means smaller, half-inch incisions, and is designed to result in less swelling and a quicker recovery. In addition to elevating the brow, I am also able to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the brow, either through surgery or by using BOTOX® Cosmetic or a similar product such as Xeomin® or Dysport®. I perform brow lift surgery with the patient under general anesthesia.

After surgery, you will be instructed to keep your head elevated for several days, which helps to minimize swelling and promote the healing process. Any bruising or swelling should dissipate rapidly within the first week, and the majority of my patients are able to return to work in just a week or two.

For more information on brow lift surgery, I encourage you to contact us online today.