Can An Overdone Browlift Be Fixed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested on finding out if a browlift I had done can be reversed or a brow lower ing procedure be done. About one year ago I had an aggressive endoscopic browlift done in which afterwards has  lifted my eyebrows way too high. I only had a minor brow sagging problem beforehand and was borderline for the procedure anyway. My surgeon told me they would eventually drop but have not done so and if they have it is clearly not enough. I look like the proverbial ‘deer in the headlights’ look compared to what I looked like before surgery. Can this overdone browlift be fixed in your experience?

A: Excessive brow elevation from an from an overdone browlift can be treated by observation for 3 to 6 months or a brow lowering procedure. Most overlifted brows will usually relax to an acceptable level. But if not, a brow lowering procedure can be done with a subgaleal dissection release combined with an intraoperative tissue expansion manuever. Using a small tissue expander placed in the mid-forehead, it is inflated to its maximum volume to aid with the subgaleal release. Done together, a browlift can be reversed.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana