Can I Get The Hunter Eye Look If I Have Had A Prior Coronal Browlift?

Q: Dr. Eppley,I had a coronal brow lift years ago when that procedure was much more common. I was wondering if a coronal brow lift can be reversed. I know endoscopic brow lifts can be reversed, but I wasn’t sure about coronal brow lifts. I basically want the lower brow look that is poplar these days, I’ve seen people on the internet refer to the look as hunter eyes. I want to lower them to conceal the upper eyelid. Can this be done using standard reverse brow lift surgical techniques or using a drop down supra implant in the forehead area?

A: I don’t know how achievable getting the Hunter Eye look is in someone who has had a coronal browlift. It is so rare to ever run across a male who has had such a browlift procedure, not to mention one that is now seeking the very antithesis of that operation. However what I do know is four things:  1) it would certainly require a brow bone implant, 2) the coronal browlift incision/scar provides unlimited access to place such a brow bone implant and be able to get it low enough in position, 3) re-elevating the forehead flap will allows galeal releases to be done which would help reverse the browlifting effect and 4) the results of your browlift is not severe or overdone plus it has aged a bit. (aka lost some of its effect)

That being said, I don’t know of the exact result you have shown can be achieved but I do know the best way to try and do it and it is very intriguing to see how much of such an outcome can be done.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon