I had a browlift last year and hate the results because I look surprised all of the time.

Question:

I had a browlift last year and hate the results because I look surprised all of the time. Can you repair this for me? Would this be as extensive a surgery as the first one?

Answer:

The short answer is ‘yes’. If you follow my thinking and what I am about to say it makes this all make sense. A surprised look occurs when a rather inexperienced surgeon has pulled the central brow up too high without addressing or under-addressing the outer ends of the brow. Take your fingers and pull up on the central part of your forehead and this gives you a somewhat surprised look. With experience we learn that effective brow-lifting occurs with very little central elevation and most of the elevation occurs in the outer area near the temple and outer brow. Even in this situation it is important not to over-correct that. Nonetheless, correcting this is a matter of revising the procedure and lowering the brow to a more esthetically pleasing and natural position. It may not be as expensive as the first procedure but unfortunately it may still be almost as expensive as the first procedure because of the time involved and attention to detail.

Posted by Dr. Williams