Lifting heavy infrabrow skin off of the upper eyelid allows visibility of the upper eyelid crease following blepharoplasty. The skin of the upper eyelid is some of the thinnest on the body. Immediately above the eyelid but below the eyebrow is the infrabrow skin. Unlike the skin of the upper eyelid, the infrabrow skin is quite thick. If eyebrow position is too low – either naturally or because of age related changes – a browlift may be required in addition to a blepharoplasty in order to achieve optimal results.
The purpose of the brow lift in this case is to elevate the infrabrow skin off of the upper eyelid in such a way as to allow visibility of the upper eyelid crease when the blepharoplasty has been performed.
Example of a Patient who needs Infrabrow Lift
This procedure can increase the height of the double eyelid crease by removing the excess lax skin on the upper eyelids and muscle. This will achieve a pair of bigger eyes, youthful looking and more rejuvenated look.
Is the scar visible?
The incisional point would be under the eyebrow. Most of the time is very nicely conceal on the brow line.
When do the stitches come out?
Usually 7 days later.
Is the procedure painful?
Patients do not experience any pain since anesthesia is performed at the time of local anesthesia. Sedation can be administered as well if the patient prefers to be sleeping.
How long can this last?
Depending on the age, usually the eyelids will droop over time. Average skin lax over 10 years as the skin is removed permenantly, the result is usually long lasting.
• Average downtime is 7-14 days.
• Post-treatment, the patient experiences bruising and swelling with minimal discomfort.
• Painkillers will be provided to ease the discomfort.
• Results appear immediately and on average, the final desired result is seen in roughly 1 month.