How to Prevent a High Forehead with Brow Lift

Written by Frank P. Fechner, MD

The hairline and size of the forehead are very important to discuss before any browlift procedure. Most browlifts are performed in women; browlifts in men requires an entirley different discussion.

Most techniques used for brow lifting (i.e. endoscopic brow lift, coronal browlift) will, by definition, raise the patient’s hairline. Because a somewhat high hairline is common in most women, approximately 80% of our patients we plan the procedure so that the hairline will be constant. When now the  brows are lifted CONSERVATIVELY, we effectively decrease the height of the forehead which is desirable. This procedure is called a trichophytic (hairline) browlift.

If the hairline is already very high, hairline lowering can be achieved by advancing the scalp forward. It is a little more work to accomplish this but can be of great value in the right situation.

The scar line after these procedure heal very well if planned and sutured meticulously.