Can some parts be lifted more than others during a brow lift?

I have a pretty low inner brow (beginning) and low lateral brow, but the middle part is very high, making them extremely arched. The low beginning always makes me look mad and stern. Id like a straighter brow, similar to the photo below. Is that achievable by lifting the medial part more?

Doctor Answers 5

3 main directions.

So when lifting the brow, there are typically three directions of pull, straight up the middle, above the mid brow and lateral to the lateral upper brow. All three areas can be tailored to what you want. 

Hope that helps. 

Adam Goodwin

Tailoring the Brow Arch is an Important Part of Every Brow Lift

The short answer to your question is yes.  Every cosmetic procedure can and should be tailored to fit your individual needs.  With that said, there are certain anatomic issues that can sometimes keep us from getting a perfect result, but overall it's likely you should be able to get a nice improvement.  As an aside, a combination of Botox and filler, done artfully, can give a very nice result in lieu of surgery in the right patient.  This may be something for you to consider as well.  Good luck.

Michael R. Menachof, MD
Greenwood Village Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Brow lift

Thanks for this question.  It is possible to obtain greater "lift" in some areas of the brow than others based on the aesthetics of the patient.  The simple answer to your question is yes.  When performing the surgery, however, sometimes your skin and underlying facial structure may not allow the optimal lift to occur.  A good result can be obtained nonetheless.

Taha Shipchandler, MD
Indianapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Brow lift candidate

A full set of facial photographs are required before making a determination about being a candidate for a brow lift. The goals of a brow lift are to lift low-set eyebrows, address any asymmetries of the eyebrows, adjust the hairline upwards or downwards based on placement of the incision, and soften the corrugator  and frontalis muscles of the forehead. For many examples and more information, please see the link and the video below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Brow Contouring

Every brow lift procedure should be individualized to achieve the best possible brow contour. Pictures would be helpful but it sounds like your goals are reasonable.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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