What is the Smallest Incision That a Temporal Browlift Can Be to Be Effective?

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Length of incision in temple lifts.

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I find that the incision must be to the 2 o'clock position in the hair line.  12 0'clock is straight up fron the center of the pupil of the eye. A more lateral position will not bring up the temple and outer eyebrow enough.  The scar is well hidden in the scalp hair.  This is a nice procedure especially if done with a mini-facelift.


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Temporal brow lift incision

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As stated by others the incision is typically about an inch in length but every situation is unique and modifications may be required.  With any incision the size matters less than ideal placement and final appearance.

Sam Naficy, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Temporal brow incisions

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since the lift is actually from underneath  a 2.5 or one inch incision can be used.   since they heal so well . the incision shouldn t really matter

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Smallest Incision for Temporal Browlift

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A  temporal Browlift will raise the lateral brow but also will elevate the temporal hairline. The surgery can be done with a one inch incision in the temporal hair. I prefer to use an incision at the lateral aspect of the frontal hairline which will not alter the hairline position. 

Richard W. Fleming, MD
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What is the Smallest Incision That a Temporal Browlift Can Be to Be Effective?

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 Whether a Temporal Lift aka Brow Lift is the correct procedure depends on the aesthetic goal.  If you have significantly low eyebrows the gold standard Brow Lift remains the Coronal Brow Lift with an incision (inside the hairline) across the head.  Smaller versions, thread lifts, suture lifts and other modifications termed Lateral Brow Lifts have limited incisions, dissection....and results/reliability.  These IMHO are often a waste of time and money, so be sure to consult with a plastic and cosmetic surgeon capable of performing and discussing the real benefits of all these procedures.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Browlift incision

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The length of the incision depends on what needs to be done.  If skin need to be tightened, then skin will need to be removed.  This will require a longer incision.  This incision can be in the hairline if the hairline in fairly far forward.  If the hairline is fairly far back, then the incision is at the hairline.

If only the brow needs to be elevated, then a 1-1.5 inch incision is all that is required.  Also, our trademarked Invisiline procedure can perform the lift with only a hidden eyelid incision and no brow incisions.

David Alessi, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Temporal lift will alter your hairline by raising it.

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Temporal lift will alter your hairline by raising it and your outer brow. The length of the incision depends on the amount that needs to be raised-usually 1 inch.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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