Coronal brow lift: brow position and shape change. Is it possible to shape the eyebrows differently?

During a coronal brow lift, is it possible to shape the eyebrows differently, say from a more angular to a straighter brow or vice versa? Can each brow be adjusted individually? And most importantly, will the hairline always be lowered?

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Brow Lift

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hank you for your question. A coronal forehead lift describes incisions that are made ear to rear, over the top of the head. Previously a common technique for forehead and brow rejuvenation, it is considered outdated by some surgeons. I suggest that you consult with a single or double board certified facial plastic surgeon.Best wishes,

Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Coronal brow lift: brow position and shape change. Is it possible to shape the eyebrows differently?

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Hi, I have performed many Brow Lifts over the past 30 years.  Non smiling photos of your face would help evaluate the eyebrow position.  If the eyebrows are significantly low, compared to the desired aesthetic position, an open (Coronal Brow Lift) remains the "gold standard" by which all other brow lifting techniques are measured.  The issue with an endoscopic brow lift is that it requires some method of tissues suspension (hooks, screws, sutures or threads) and while one point of fixation can be achieved using the bone of the skull, the brow tissues are much softer allowing any suspension technique to ultimately pull through which will release the lifting effects.  The Coronal Brow Lift, on the other hand, trims excess, loose scalp created by the lifting process which holds the brows in the elevated, lifted position.
The Coronal Brow Lift can be performed in a manner that "first" places the front portion of the forehead down to eliminate it being raised or elevated unless that is the goal.  This also allows each eyebrow and each portion of the eyebrow (inner and outer) to be adjusted.  I always raise the lower of the two eyebrows first and then match the other brow to that level.  Female eyebrows should be arched with a 45 degree break (at a imaginary vertical line drawn through the outer colored portion of the eye) and be more elevated (and taper) along the outer segment.  If the eyebrows have previously been plucked or otherwise shaped, the Brow Lift will not create specific shape changes.  These should be done after the Brow Lift has healed (2-3 months) by direct brow shaping by a qualified aesthetician.
In my experience Brow Lifts, when properly performed, can create more almond shaped, famine and youthful appearing eyes.
Hope this helps.

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

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A coronal Browlift is not done by many surgeons as the endoscopic or Irregular Trichophytic Forehead Lift will give you what u want with less disadvantages. See a very experienced Browlift surgeon who can show you the hairline after surgery. No scar should be seen. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Coronal brow lift candidate

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when performing a coronal browlift, the entire 4 head is lifted as a unit, so is very difficult to control or shape of each individual eyebrow. Placement of the incision either at the hairline or behind the hairline will determine whether or not the hairline is raised or lowered with the browlift procedure. Asymmetric height of the eyebrows can also be adjusted with a coronal approach browlift. For more information and many examples, please see  the link and the video below 

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Coronal brow lift

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it is unlikely a coronal brow can be done in which one brow is selectiveky shaped. Also this approach always raises the hairline to some extent. If the hairline is too low before, the surgery has an added benefit to the brow lift. 

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

Coronal Brow Lift

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With a coronal brow, where the incision is made within the frontal scalp hair, the hairline is always elevated. The shape and position of each brow can be adjusted individually but perfectly symmetrical brows is not a reasonable goal.

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

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