A group of physicians discussed their success with minimally invasive eyebrow shaping techniques at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting in New York.
“Surgeons have come to realize that the aggressive brow lifting procedures of the past did not impart a natural look,” Richard J. Warren, MD, of Vancouver, British Columbia, and panel moderator, said in a news release from the organization. “It turns out that only minimal changes to brow shape and position can make a big aesthetic difference.”
Each plastic surgeon developed a minimally invasive procedure to alter brow aesthetics and rejuvenate the upper one-third of a patient’s face, according to the release. The long-term results of the panelists’ approaches were demonstrated by a presentation of four cases with at least 6 months of follow-up after surgery.
“Minimal brow shaping is possible,” Alain Fogli, MD, of Marseille, France, said in the release. “For an optimal outcome, the approach must be personalized for the patient and often requires a combination of surgical and nonsurgical techniques.”
Tancredi F. D’Amore, MD, FACS, of Corte Madera, Calif., was to discuss browpexy, which is performed through the same incision used for an upper eyelid lift, according to the release.
“The brow is internally elevated and stabilized — using only one suture — to correct sagging,” D’Amore said. “This procedure … has allowed me to improve the results of eye rejuvenation with minimal downtime.”
Armando Chiari Jr., MD, of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, has used a transpalpebral eyebrow elevation technique for nearly two decades.
“Among the advantages … are that it does not increase the length of the upper face after surgery, that there is no alopecia as a complication, and that there are no limitations to using this procedure with bald patients,” Chiari said.
For more information:
Warren RJ – Simplified Techniques for Restoring Brow Aesthetics (Minimal Brow Shaping). Presented at: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2013 Annual Meeting; April 11-16, New York.