Will A Browlift Help Get Rid Of Folds Of Skin Between My Eyebrows and Nose?

Q:  I have noticed that some fat has developed above the very top of the nose between my eyes. I have attached a picture of it. It seems to be getting thicker and heavier as I age. Is it possible that I am growing fat between my eyes? I have never heard of such a thing. Is there nyway of getting rid of this?

A: The ‘fat’ to which you refer between your eyebrows is not really fat. It is thick heavy skin and muscle, which over time and with age and continuing facial expression, has fallen downward into the glabella (area between the eyebrows). This creates a bunching of tissue and skin folds which looks like fat to you but is just sagging tissues from age and gravity. Its correction would require some form of a browlift to both thin out the overactive muscle in this area and to lift the sagging brows and forehead tissue which is pushing it downward.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana