Sub-brow lift rejuvenates the sagging eyelids to younger appearing eyes. This method is especially useful for older patients who have their brows at normal positions but lost elasticity in the eyelid muscle or patients with thick upper eyelid skin regardless of the age. The satisfaction rate is exceptionally high for this surgery.
Most Asian patients have thick eyelid skin and underlying eyelid components underneath the brows that will descend over time. This phenomenon occurs mostly in 30’s, but it can start as early as late 20’s in some patients, where the skin stretches with time and eyelids cover a portion of one’s eyes.
Patients often undergo sub-brow lift simultaneously with double eyelid surgery for dramatic improvements. Moreover, patients with double eyelids that were covered by the sagging eyelid will benefit from this procedure, as the surgery will reveal their double eyelid. This surgery is advantageous in that there is precise control of how much eyelid is lifted and how much crease will be shown. As the skin and muscle underneath the brow lines are lifted, eyelid skin appears less puffy and smooth.
This procedure requires an incision just below the eyebrows, and minimal-tension, meticulous suturing technique is applied that the remaining scar is less visible. However, patients who are concerned about incision lines may apply brow makeup or brow tattoo for more natural-appearing results.
The surgery takes place under local anesthesia, with or without oral sedatives. The duration of the surgery is 45 minutes. The skin stitches will be removed 4-6 days after the surgery at our office. Sub-brow lift will not cause large swelling. The critical swelling will subside in 1 week. Any bruises or remaining swelling will disappear in 3 to 8 weeks.