Eyebrows may sag due to aging tissues and diminished production of collagen and elastin. These structural changes combined with gravity, sun exposure and other factors may cause the brows to hang over the eyes, making you appear tired and angry. Dr. David D. Magilke is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who offers endoscopic brow lift to elevate the tissues and reduce eyelid hanging. The procedure minimizes forehead lines and wrinkles between the brows and is often a good solution for people who struggle with a stern-looking face, despite a cheery disposition.
If you feel the need to raise your eyebrows with your fingers to keep your eyes open and have deep forehead creases and drooping brows, brow lift may be an option for you.
What are the Benefits of Brow Lift?
Brow lift revitalizes the appearance of your upper face and provides a refreshed look, with elevated brows and tighter underlying structures. Sagging brows that hood the upper eyelids are raised to a more alert and youthful position. Brow lift can dramatically improve horizontal forehead lines and wrinkles between the eyes and on the nasal bridge. Most adults with drooping brows qualify for the procedure as long as they are healthy with realistic goals.
Brow Lift Procedure
Brow lift requires general anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure. Dr. Magilke inserts an endoscope (a thin tube with a camera on the end) and specialized instruments through small incisions along the hairline. Tissue and muscle adjustments are made to smoothen visible creases and furrows, and the brows are elevated. Removable or absorbable sutures are used along with skin adhesives to close the incision sites.
Dr. Magilke provides specific instructions for brow lift recovery that detail how to care of the brow area and post-surgical drains and which medications to apply topically or take orally. He encourages his patients to call our Portland office to discuss any concerns while healing.
Why Choose the Portland Face Doctor
As one of Portland’s premier facial plastic surgeons, Dr. David Magilke provides high-level care and excellent results. He is double board-certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is passionate about helping his patients reach their desired results and has the talent and experience required for safe, effective facial plastic surgery.
If you’re interested in brow lift or another face procedure, contact Dr. Magilke today. Schedule your consultation in Portland by calling (503) 297-6511 or filling out our online contact form.