What is a Brow Lift?
As people age, skin, muscles, and soft tissues around the eyes lose their elasticity, and the brows begin to sag. This process can cause someone to look tired or upset and can sometimes be so severe that it impedes vision. 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 smooth out deep lines on the forehead in a natural-looking way.
Brow lifts are sometimes performed with an upper blepharoplasty to lift droopy eyelids, as sagging lids can coincide and 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 mainly performed at the same time as eyelid surgery
- A classic brow lift involves making a longer incision along the hairline
Does Insurance Cover Brow Lifts?
Since a brow lift is generally considered cosmetic surgery, it’s not typically 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.