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How Can You Fix Sagging Eyebrows?

What does a brow lift achieve? Our Philadelphia and Main Line-based plastic surgeons Dr. Kevin Cross and Dr. Jackie Lyons explain that this plastic surgery procedure is ideal for patients who have eyebrows that sag or who have excess skin that hangs over their eyes and impairs their vision. 

The eyebrows are one of the most expressive aspects of our face, used to convey various emotions—from surprise to skepticism to anger. Droopy eyebrows can make people appear older, angry, or sad all the time, which can have a negative effect on self-esteem.

Aging, genetics, sun exposure, or—more likely—some combination of them all contribute to droopy eyebrows, which is also referred to as eyebrow ptosis. Facial muscles weaken over time, and the eyebrows drift lower, which affects the balance of the entire face. Nerve weakness, trauma, surgery, cancer, or other conditions could also cause the brows to sag.

The drooping of the eyebrows is usually more noticeable in areas close to the tail end of the brows. Although brow ptosis usually doesn’t cause any health problems, it can sometimes affect a patient’s sight by obstructing the uppermost field of vision. Brow ptosis also man make hooding of the outside corners of the eyelids look worse. 

Whether you want to be sure your face is giving off the impression you want it to when you look in the mirror, you want to address drooping skin intruding into your field of vision, or both, there are several techniques available to address the forehead and eyelids.

Brow lift surgery involves tightening or getting rid of the excess skin and tissues that are causing sagging brows. This surgery helps the patient to achieve a more refreshed, vibrant, and alert appearance. Another option that can help to restore a younger appearance and improve your vision is blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. Although eyelid surgery doesn’t involve the forehead, it can address concerns involving the upper and lower eyelids. These are lasting solutions for improving the upper third of the face, providing results that are more dramatic than possible with injectables and other nonsurgical treatments.

Learn more about the benefits of facial plastic surgery, including brow and eyelid lifts. Call us at (215) 561-9100 or submit a contact form to request a consultation if you would like to discuss cosmetic surgery options.


2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia, PA

2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
PH: 215.561.9100

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
Villanova, PA

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
PH: 610.688.9100



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