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How is a Temporal Brow Lift Different from Other Lift Methods?

Why would doctors recommend a temporal brow lift for some patients?

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Who is a candidate for a temporal lift?

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When I evaluate the position of the brow, there are two basic things that I look for: the height of the brow in relation to the orbital rim and the shape of the brow.  These two factors guide the selection of the best approach for a brow lift.  In those patients where the medial brow is in good position but the lateral brow is flat to downsloping, the temporal lift is a great procedure to improve the aesthetics of the eye. 

A further benefit of the procedure is that it can easily be done under local anesthetic in the clinic.  There is almost no downtime from the surgery.  Cost is about $1500.

Now a few warnings:  Make sure that you choose a board certified facial or general plastic surgeon to do the procedure.  The dissection runs directly across the path of the facial nerve and if your surgeon does not know the anatomy, a facial droop will result.  The second thing you need to know is that it is easy to cheat with this procedure.  By removing a little scalp tissue and sewing it up, the brow will appear higher and the skin tighter.  In about 3-6 months, however, it all relaxes and the brow is right back to the position it was before. Again, pick a good plastic surgeon not a 'cosmetic surgeon' to avoid this issue.  Finally, you will get black eyes and they will last for 2 weeks.  Make sure you have adequate time before any special event.

Minneapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Temporal Brow Lift

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A temporal brow lift just addresses the outer one third position of your eyebrow.  It is a wonderful procedure and often times I find  the only lift  most patients need is the outer one third of the brow.  It gives the eye an elegant more open eyed look without the surprise component..

Silverdale Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How is a Temporal Brow Lift Different from Other Lift Methods?

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 Temporal Brow Lifts, often called Lateral Brow Lifts, are limited dissection Brow Lifts for elevating the outer segment (lateral section) of the eyebrows.  These lifts are less invasive but don't affer the lasting results that a full Coronal Brow Lift does, IMO.  

Web reference: http://www.drfpalmer.com

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Temporal Brow Lift

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A temporal brow lift is a lift of the outer portion of the brow.  It can be done in conjunction with an endoscopic brow lift or as  stand alone procedure.  In some patients, the lateral lift is all you need.  There is less down time and patients really like the results.  Good luck!

Web reference: http://www.vargasfaceandskin.com/

Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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It is a limited procedure.

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Hello,

Temporal browlifts are small incision procedures that are used to lift the outside portion of the eyebrows to decrease the hooding that occurs above the outside area on the upper eyelid.  It is a lower risk procedure than can often being combined with upper blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) to optimize the look of the upper eye region.  

If a patient needs the central portion of the eyebrows, or the central and outside portion of the eyebrows lifted, then procedures such as endoscopic browlift or transblepharoplasty corrugator muscle resection can be used to shape the affected areas.

An evaluation by a specialist in facial plastic surgery who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, can help you decide on which procedure would fit you best.

Good luck,

Dr. Shah

Denver Plastic Surgeon
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Temporal brow lift

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Temporal brow lift is used when people only need a lift in the lateral temporal area of the brows.  This is not used for a medial brow elevation.  A temporal lift is simply an excision of skin and cannot address any of the muscle function such as the corrugator and frontalis muscles and the glabellar frown lines.  

Web reference: http://seattlefacial.com

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Depends on who is performing the surgery, terminology is variable amongst surgeons

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It depends on who is performing the surgery. Generally speaking, temporal brow lift only addresses drooping of the outer portion of the eyebrow (which is the most important region to be treated). The terminology is variable and not consistent amongst surgeons.

Web reference: http://www.facialplastics.info

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Temporal browlift versus other lifts

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I personally prefer to do an endoscopic lift and undermine the area down past the zygomatic arch. This allows you to free the entire area and simply shift the brow back into it's original pre aging state. From this approach you may select the amount of lift deciding on the patients aesthetic needs.

Web reference: http://www.michaelelammd.com

Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Temporal brow lift vs other lifts

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Temporal brow lifts are a limited lift for the outer third of the brows.  They can be performed under local anesthesia.  The incision for the temporal brow lift is not always as hidden as desirable

Web reference: http://www.seattleface.com/html/brow_lift.php

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Temporal Brow Lift vs Other Lifts

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The Temporal Brow Lift addresses the lateral brows, temporal areas and the lateral orbits (crow’s feet areas). In many people this is all that is needed. Additionally, with the new, more vertical facelifts, the temporal ares becomes crowded when the face is lifted and needs to be elevated also. This is basically the lateral part of a standard brow lift. If you have significant transverse lines in the forehead or significant lines between the eyebrows or descent of the entire eyebrow, you need the other half, i.e. a standard brow lift. This generally adds only 2 or 3 small incisions in the scalp in order to get medially with the endoscope.
 

Web reference: http://www.todaysfacelift.com/procedures.htm#browlift

Highlands Plastic Surgeon

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