Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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Brow Lift

Brow and Forehead Lift

As men and women get older, the natural position of their eyebrows drop, giving a heavy or tired appearance to the face and casting a shadow over the eyes. A brow lift raises the skin of the forehead, softening facial lines, tightening loose skin and restoring a more youthful appearance which also allows more light to enter the area around the eye. Dr. Shipchandler at Indiana University Health analyzes where volume has been lost and gravity has caused pulling or sagging. He then corrects the aging face by replacing volume and gently pulling specific areas.

Choosing Brow Lift

In addition to making you look tired and older, a drooping brow can overhang part of the eye and block out light needed to see correctly. We analyze your forehead to determine where volume has been lost and then gently pulls specific areas and replaces volume to restore a more youthful look. In some cases, part of the muscle that causes vertical frown lines between the brows may be removed. 

A brow lift can be performed alone or with other facial procedures. Tiny incisions are made in the hairline and nowhere near the eye. We offer the latest endoscopic methods, using a camera to guide the surgeon, enabling precise accuracy and results. Bruising in most patients is minimal and healing time is quick.

In addition, we offer the minimally invasive temporal lift. This minor procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in an office setting, but offers excellent results similar to the benefits of a complete brow lift. 

Addtional Information for Patients

As with all surgical procedures, refrain from taking any aspirin or blood thinners before surgery.