Browlift Questions

Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts - Nashua, Salem and Manchester, New Hampshire

What problems can a browlift address?

Due to aging factors or inherited factors, a person's eyebrows may sit lower than desired. A browlift is useful in repositioning the lateral brow or repositioning the mid-brow and the lateral brow. A browlift can also reduce the appearance of transverse forehead lines as well as reducing vertical lines between the eyebrows.

Will a browlift raise drooping eyelids?

A browlift will correct some degree of lateral upper eyelid "hooding." The degree to which the drooping of the lateral eyelid is corrected with browlift needs to be evaluated on an individual basis. Many patients benefit from simultaneous browlift and upper blepharoplasty in order to achieve the desired degree of upper facial rejuvenation.

What is the most common browlift performed by Dr. Chatson?

The most common type of browlift performed by Dr. Chatson is the endoscopic browlift. This procedure enables Dr. Chatson to reposition the brow through several small scalp incisions hidden within the scalp hair. The brow is elevated such that the resulting appearance is natural and attractive.

Who is a good candidate for browlift?

A good candidate for browlift would be a man or woman with a low eyebrow position that produces a tired or aged appearance. It is also necessary to have a hair pattern in which browlift incisions may be hidden. Candidates for browlift surgery should:

  • Be in generally good health
  • Be prepared for a surgical procedure and recovery time

What is recovery from browlift surgery like?

Some swelling and bruising are common following a browlift. Pain is usually mild and can be controlled through the use of medications prescribed by Dr. Chatson. Swelling and bruising should subside within two weeks. You will have postoperative visits during this time to ensure you are healing appropriately.

What are the risks of browlift surgery?

Surgical complications with a browlift are rare, but not impossible. These include decreased sensation to the forehead, recurrence of brow drooping, and asymmetry.

Dr. Chatson is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. All of his procedures are performed in state-of-the-art surgical facilities where your safety, comfort, and satisfaction are the top priorities. Taking time to closely follow all of Dr. Chatson's postsurgical advice will further help reduce your risk of complications following this procedure.

If you live in Lowell or Andover, Massachusetts, please call 978-687-1151 to arrange a consultation with George P. Chatson, MD. We also have an office in Nashua, New Hampshire, and encourage patients in and around Salem, Manchester, and other communities to call 603-882-2103 to learn more about browlift surgery.