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What is a brow lift and what are the benefits of having this procedure?

A brow lift refers to a surgical or sometimes non-surgical procedure to raise the eyebrows. As we age, the eyebrows tend to drop and this can cause loose falls of skin to a part of the upper eyelids and the eyebrow at the upper eyelid, they are not separate structures, they are continual. Lots of patients with ageing, with active frowning muscles experience the dropping of brows. This can cause a cosmetic problem, it can also cause functional problems with comfort or restriction of patient’s visual field. In some patients brow can be raised with the use of botulinum toxin injections or there’s a surgical procedure required to raise the brows. This can vary from procedures such as an endoscopic brow lift, a temporal direct brow lift, an internal browpexy, procedures that can be performed either under local anaesthesia (that would be on a day case basis) or under general anaesthesia. What surgery is precisely required depends very much on the individual circumstances that the patient presents.

More about Leatherbarrow

Mr Brian Leatherbarrow is a Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic and Orbitofacial Surgeon at Clinica London. He has over 20 years of specialist experience in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery, which involves reconstructive and cosmetic operations of the areas around the eyes, the midface and the upper face. Common problems he manages include droopy eyelids and brows, eyelid bags, and watery eyes. He is the author of a major textbook “Oculoplastic Surgery”. At Clinica London he sees patients with eyelid, tear drainage, and orbital disorders. He also sees patients for medical reports at the request of solicitors.


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