I’m 63 and thinking about getting a brow lift. I know there is more than one method for performing a brow lift, but I’m unfamiliar with the common techniques. What kind of brow lift is best for someone my age?
The type of brow lift that you have performed has less to do with your age and more to do with the position of your brow and the height of your hairline. I prefer the endoscopic approach to brow lift because of the small incisions which are needed and the relatively rapid recovery from the procedure. The endoscopic brow lift would not be a suitable approach in a female with a high hairline as you run the risk of raising the hairline along with the brow. The endoscopic brow lift would also not be suitable in males as male pattern baldness would eventually expose the incisions that were used for the endoscopic brow lift. In the case of females, I would suggest a pretrichial incision for the brow lift, and for men I prefer a trans-blepahroplasty approach to brow lift. Rarely, would a mid-forehead approach to brow lift be suitable except in cases of severe functional impairment of the brow in an elderly patient with significant forehead wrinkling.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld