Brow lift surgery is performed through multiple limited incisions hidden within the hairline or through a single incision in the natural crease of each upper eyelid. The procedure can also be performed through an endoscope. An alternative brow lift technique is the coronal brow lift. The coronal brow lift can pinpoint specific regions of the brow to correct. This technique involves an incision from ear to ear, lifting the forehead and removing excess skin from the scalp.
Results of a brow lift may be enhanced through laser resurfacing or a chemical peel that can further improve skin tone and surface appearance.
When there is significant excess skin in the forehead, an alternate technique using a wide incision across the top of the scalp may be recommended. The incisions are closed with removable or absorbable sutures, skin adhesives or a surgical tape. The elevation of the brow may be maintained by using a permanent suture or absorbable fixation devices.