A brow lift is used for the rejuvenation of the forehead and eyebrows so as to compensate for the gradual lowering in the brow position that occurs as we age. The aging pattern depends on a person’s hereditary characteristics, and differs between men and women.
Traditionally the technique involved a long incision across the scalp, behind the hairline (an open brow lift) a method used only in selected cases these days. The latest and most popular is an endoscopic forehead lift, which requires several small incisions hidden in the hair, behind the hairline. The dissection is assisted with the use of an endoscope, hence the name.
The brow lift procedure is carried out as under general anaesthetic and most commonly involves an overnight stay. It is frequently combined with a facelift or eyelid operation.