What is a Browplexy of the Eyebrows?

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Browpexy operations are used to tuck the upper lid tissue at the orbital rim. It is not a great operation and does not give good  long term results in my opinion..

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Description of a browpexy

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The Brow-pexy is usually done in conjunction with upper eyelid surgery as the incision line is the same, in the natural crease of the eyelid. “Pexy” means to secure or fix. Through the incision, there is removal of excess muscle, fat and  skin, using hidden stitches; the eyebrow is “fixed” at a higher, more desirable position. This prevents the brow from dropping below the superior orbital rim and creates a sculptured upper eyelid.

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Browpexy - what is it?

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A browpexy is an operation done at the time of an upper eyelid blepharoplasty.  The brow area is freed up from the eyelid incision, and then an internal suture is used to re-attach the skin of the brow to the forehead structures at the new, higher location.

Unfortunately, some physicians report a high failure rate - often the brow descends again once the suture absorbs or loosens.


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A browpexy is a brow lift procedure done through the upper eyelid incision rather than through a scalp incision. I personally perform this procedure much more than standard scalp incision brow lifts as the results are as good, if not better, and patient tend to be bothered by the scalp incision.

Gary D. Breslow, MD, FACS
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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What is Browpexy

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Browpexy is a fixation of the brows to the rim of the forehead to try to raise them in place. It is important to know that the brows are dynamic, not lymphatic. When the brows are fixed in place, patients can look odd when attempting normal facial expressions.  

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Browpexy is a procedure to change brow position through an upper eyelid incision. The brow is fixed using a suture or the Endotine device. This procedure is most effective when minimal elevation is needed.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Eyebrow Plastic Surgery with Browpexy

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Hi bern in Australia,

Browpexy is another method of brow lift surgery. The browpexy is performed via the same incision as an upper eyelid plastic surgery (blepharoplasty). The brow skin & underlying tissue is sutured to a higher position. Browpexy brow lift procedures have more direct control of the final shape & positions of the eyebrow. However, some patients don't get enough of a lift with this approach, and may be better having an endoscopic brow lift or alternative cosmetic surgery.

Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a plastic surgeon help determine appropriate options for you. Bets of luck.

Dr. Chaboki

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Brow pexy surgery

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This is a nice way to help support the eyebrow tissue at the time of upper eyelid surgery. Since the lid and brow are one continuous structure, both brow & lid surgery mustbe considered when rejuvenating the area. Sutures are placed via the lid surgery but this is not at dramatic as a full forehead brow lift.

Scott M. Goldstein, MD
Philadelphia Oculoplastic Surgeon

What is browpexy

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A brow pexy is a procedure done through an upper blepharoplasty incision. A small suture is used to elevate the brow. The results are not as dramatic as a browlift, but for some patients this is all they need.

Andres Bustillo, MD, FACS
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 123 reviews

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