Eye Center South provides world-class eye care to the Wiregrass, and our patients have trusted us for our advanced technology, compassionate care, and highly-experienced eye surgeons for over forty years. As a result, we’ve continued to expand our services to address issues with other areas of the face that can affect the vision. This includes the eyelids, brows, and facial muscles.
One of the surgical procedures we offer to treat the area around the eyes is a brow lift, which can be performed for both aesthetic and functional reasons.
Our Dothan Facial Surgeon
Brow lift surgeries are performed by our board-certified Facial Cosmetic and Orbital Reconstructive Surgeon, Richard W. Bryant, M.D. Dr. Bryant trained in Beverly Hills, California, where he completed his highly-specialized fellowship in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery under the direction of some of the world’s most renowned cosmetic surgeons. He brought this wealth of expertise and experience with him to Eye Center South, where he provides patients with precise and compassionate care before, during, and after surgery.
What is a Brow Lift?
As people age, skin, muscles, and soft tissues around the eyes start to lose their elasticity, and the brows begin to sag. This can cause someone to look tired or upset, and can sometimes be so severe that it impedes vision. A brow lift, also called an eyebrow lift or a forehead lift, is a procedure in which the forehead is raised to restore a more alert, youthful look to the eyes, and to smooth out deep lines on the forehead, in a way that looks completely natural.
Brow lifts are sometimes performed with an upper blepharoplasty to lift droopy eyelids, as sagging lids can occur at the same time and also affect vision.
How are Brow Lifts Performed?
There are several ways to perform a brow lift, but the contours of your face and the degree to which your brow needs to be lifted will determine which type of eyebrow lift you’d benefit from most:
- An endoscopic brow lift is done with small incisions behind the hairline
- A limited incision brow lift is mostly done at the same time as eyelid surgery
- A classic brow lift involves making a longer incision along the hairline
All brow lifts involve removing excess, sagging skin from the forehead, and adjusting the tissue and muscles underneath. When you come in for your consultation at Eye Center South, Dr. Bryant will determine which method makes the most sense for your brow, based on your individual needs.
Does Insurance Cover Brow Lifts?
Since a brow lift is generally considered a cosmetic surgery, it’s not usually covered by insurance providers. However, if your brows sag so severely that your vision is obstructed and the brow lift is deemed medically necessary, it may be covered by your health insurance provider.
Eyebrow Lifts in Dothan, AL
Whether you’re seeking an eyebrow lift for functional reasons or to restore a more youthful look, Dr. Bryant and his team will take the time to evaluate your face and determine which procedure is right for you. Call (866) 869-7305 today to schedule your consultation at Eye Center South!