From Botox to brow lifts, there are a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for brow ptosis, or drooping brows. While some causes of drooping eyelids are due to aging or genetics, others can be the result of trauma or previous surgery. In some cases, drooping eyelids can lead to functional problems, such as difficulty seeing and a loss or reduction of peripheral vision. A brow ptosis surgery, also calleda forehead lift, can improve the appearance of drooping eyelids and help with functional difficulties.
A brief consult with Dr. Yaplee at Triangle Laser & Aesthetics can help you determine which treatment options are right for you and answer any further questions you may have.


The most common cause of droopy eyelids is age-related changes in the skin and muscles. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and gravity takes its toll, causing the forehead, eyebrows and eyelids to sag. This condition, called brow ptosis, can result in a tired, angry, or sad appearance. Brow ptosis can also be caused by trauma, such as a car accident, or by a neurological condition, such as Parkinson’s disease. Surgery is the most effective treatment for brow ptosis. The type of surgery will depend on the cause of the ptosis.


Brow ptosis surgery involves making an incision in the scalp, repositioning the forehead tissue, and removing any excess skin. This will help to keep the eye from drooping down and will also help to improve vision. Fortunately, brow ptosis surgery can help to restore a more youthful appearance by lifting the brows and opening up the eyes, therefore reducing signs of aging.

The surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, under local anesthesia. After the surgery, you can expect some bruising and swelling, which will resolve over the course of a few weeks. The incisions will also heal and become invisible over time. Overall, brow ptosis surgery is a safe and effective treatments for droopy eye lids.


There are risks and complications associated with brow ptosis surgery, such as infection, bleeding, and nerve damage, however these risks are similar with any surgery. Recovery from surgery can take several weeks, during which time you may experience bruising, swelling, and numbness. A huge benefit from brow ptosis surgery is that results from are usually long-lasting. If you are concerned with side effects and recovery, Dr. Yaplee can help you understand the risks involved and if brow ptosis surgery is right for you.


One of the biggest benefits of brow ptosis surgery is that it is a permanent procedure. By removing excess skin and repositioning your brow line, your new features will stay in place. Some treatments, like Botox, require repeated procedures to keep the youthful appearance. If you have questions on brow ptosis surgery, you can contact us at Triangle Laser & Aesthetics to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yaplee.

Even though there are many causes of brow ptosis, ranging from everyday habits to more serious underlying medical conditions, brow ptosis surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can correct drooping brows and improve appearance. Although brow ptosis surgery is generally safe, as with any surgery there are some risks and complications associated with the procedure. Recovery after brow ptosis surgery is typically quick and easy, with most people seeing dramatic results immediately.

Whether you are losing vision due to droopy eyelids or are just tired of a sagging brow, we can help you achieve results you want. Contact Triangle Laser & Aesthetics today to schedule your consultation and see if Brow Ptosis Surgery is right for you.