Brow lifting complications

Morris E. Hartstein, Sathyadeepak Ramesh, Cat Nguyen Burkat*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Brow lifting, particularly laterally, is integral to the management of the aging face, and contributes to lateral hooding of the eyelids. Achieving a consistent tarsal platform show throughout the length of the upper eyelid during upper blepharoplasty often requires reshaping of the brow simultaneously. A myriad of surgical techniques have been described for adjusting eyebrow shape and position. While the endoscopic brow lift is often favored over other techniques for surgical forehead rejuvenation, this chapter discusses common complications associated with the most common brow lifting techniques, such as facial nerve apraxia, poor scarring, malposition and asymmetry, numbness, granulomas, hematoma, and cerebrospinal fluid leak.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAvoiding and Managing Complications in Cosmetic Oculofacial Surgery
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030511524
ISBN (Print)9783030511517
StatePublished - 10 Oct 2020


  • Alopecia
  • Apraxia
  • Bicoronal
  • Brow lifting
  • Browpexy
  • Coronal
  • Facial nerve
  • Forehead
  • Midforehead
  • Numbness
  • Periosteal
  • Pretrichial
  • Scarring
  • Supraciliary
  • Supraorbital nerve
  • Temporal brow lift


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