Reverse Browlift

hello I'm 32 years old and have ten years ago endoscopic Forehead lift and ptosis surgery of the eyelids. My eyes looks very prominent and lover upper eyelids assymetric and I look a bit surprised through the browlift, what can improve my appearance beside the hairs? Thank you

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I'm not sure it will help your particular concern...

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Hello Rivera,

Thanks for your question.  Unless you think you are showing too much forehead, a reverse browlift would not be recommended by most surgeons.  When I look at your picture, I can see the asymmetry that you describe, but in my opinion, it is the lower eyelids that look to be in need of revision.  I see some lateral rounding which may indicate that you might need some type of lower lid tightening procedure to reduce prominence of your eyes.  I think the upper lid on the right looks great and the left upper lid might have been ever so slightly over-corrected.  Of course this is all conjecture as I have not seen you in real life.  I agree that conversative measures are always a great place to start, such as Botox to try and reduce the height of your eyebrows.  But beware, this may make it seem like your forehead is even bigger.  I hope this answer helps.

Warmest regards,

Dr. Shah

Denver Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 69 reviews

Reverse Browlift?

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This can be done in patients that have a high forehead, undermining the posterior hairline and then moving it forward and then fixing it with fixation sutures do it. This will bring the brow forward and is done with an anterior hairline incision. It is a very effective procedure.  

Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon

Brow lift reversal

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I have operated on several post endoscopic brow lift cases. They were all done to lower a hairline that had been moved upward by the surgery.  It would certainly be possible to also lower excessively raised brows. I doubt that Botox would give an improvement with your situation , but there would be little to lose by trying it. The asymmetry of the brows is minimal and it is likely there was assymmetry before your operation. If it is the change in your expression that bothers you, and it is more than a year since your surgery, you could consider a reversal of your brow lift.

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon

Reverse Brow Lift

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Regarding: "Reverse Browlift
hello I'm 32 years old and have ten years ago endoscopic Forehead lift and ptosis surgery of the eyelids. My eyes looks very prominent and lover upper eyelids assymetric and I look a bit surprised through the brow lift, what can improve my appearance beside the hairs

The ONLY reason to attempt a Reverse brow lift (pulling the hair bearing scalp forward) is to reduce your high forward. If the high forehead does not bother you I do not think the operation would deliver on your expectations. Personally, I think you look manly and attractive and I if you want to lower your brows some, some Botox placed strategically to lower the brows without flattening them would be in order.

Dr. Peter Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

May try botox

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I would not suggest any surgical treatments. If you are concerned about the high position of the eye brow,you may try Botox to the forehead. This will relax your frontalis muscle and lower the eye brow(all of the frontalis muscle needs to be injected)

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 154 reviews

Asymmetry after a brow lift

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Asymmetry is the normal on the face, even after surgery. It would appear from your photograph, that some carefully placed small amounts of Botox would correct your upper eyelid, eyebrow problem. You may need a revision blepharoplasty on your lower eyelids however.

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 83 reviews

Reverse Brow Lift: Is it worth it?

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It is possible to lower your hairline if you feel that your forehead hairline is significantly too high. Your picture indicates mild elevation to normal location does not seem to be the case. I would not recommend a reverse brow lift for you (based on your picture), in that it is an invasive procedure with significant scarring. Rather, I would recommend Botox injections for a period of time. Aging will self correct the Endoscopic Brow lift effects soon enough without surgery especially if you are not concerned about your hairline.

One of the reasons you feel that your eyes are prominent is because of the successful ptosis surgery and your baseline now shows a more normal open eye. I don't thin you have a surprised appearance. The asymmetry that is most noticeable to me from your photo is left lower lid lag laterally which can be corrected with a canthopexy procedure done in the office under local anesthesia. In situations like this I would seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to help you understand the risks and benefits of options available to you.

Reverse Browlift Combined with Hairline Advancement

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I have actually performed several of these procedures-  a hairline advancement combined with reverse browlift.  In order to make sure the hairline stays at a more anterior direction, I utilize Endotine® hooks that secure the scalp skin.

Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 145 reviews

Refverse brow lift

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The reverse brow lift will lower the hairline and may drop the eyebrows as well. Having had an endoscopic brow lift before probably will not limit your ability to have this done.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Reverse Browlift

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I'm sorry you are not satisfied with the height of your hairline and brows. Years ago we developed a technique to permanently lower a high hairline and brows whether this was due an unwanted inherited physical characteristic or secondary to previous surgery . Perfect symmetry is not a reasonable goal, but this can be improved.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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