Our facial expressions are influenced heavily by the appearance around our eyes. Our eyebrows convey many emotions, frowning, surprise, happiness and sadness. Fashion and trends change but in general, when the shape of the eyebrow arches in its outer part, it is aesthetically pleasing. Conversely a low lateral eyebrow position indicates sadness or tiredness. A heavy middle brow indicates anger or distress. Similarly to eyelids, premature aging of the brow is in part hereditary, but very simple to correct.
A brow lift is the popular procedure for rejuvenation of the forehead and eyebrow is known as a brow lift; otherwise referred to as the eyebrow lift or forehead lift. It is carried out to correct the signs of ageing, in which forehead creases and the descent of the brow has caused a worn-out or aged look.
This can also occur in younger patients, leading to crowding of the eyebrow/eyelid complex giving a tired, concerned appearance. By crowding the eyelids, it can also make the upper-lid skin appear hooded, giving the impression of excess skin. The contour of the brow also changes with loss of its natural arc.
Repositioning the brow and forehead not only raises the brow and enhances the eye area, but also restores the youthful shape to the browline. The aim of surgery is to restore the natural appearance of the upper facial area, which looks in line with the rest of the face.