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Eyebrow Ptosis

Eyebrow Ptosis (Droopy Eyebrow)

Our eyebrows help to convey many of our facial expressions, but after years of using eyebrow muscles, the eyebrows have a tendency to fall.

Additionally, each eyebrow might be affected differently, with one falling lower than the other, creating an imbalance in the face. In certain cases, drooping eyebrows may become so severe that they rest on the eyelids and prevent them from fully opening. This condition is known as eyebrow ptosis. When droopy eyebrows cause significant effects on peripheral vision, insurance may cover eyebrow surgery.

Dr. Michael McCracken can lift the eyebrows by a variety of techniques, which may involve incisions in the eyelid crease, in the eyebrow, or behind the hairline. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and may be performed with local anesthesia in the office or in the operating room with IV sedation. Postoperative discomfort is minimal, and most patients can expect to return to normal activities within a week. Stitches are removed at a postoperative visit, usually about a week after the procedure, and most patients can resume wearing makeup and contacts at that time. Cosmetic excision of upper and lower eyelid skin and fat may be performed along with eyebrow lift surgery.

Dr. McCracken will meet with you to assess your individual situation and discuss any possible risks that you may experience. Request an appointment online or call the McCracken Eye and Face Institute today at 720-729-3988 to set up an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Michael McCracken. Dr. McCracken is an experienced oculoplastic and cosmetic surgeon who performs a wide range of procedures, including upper eyelid surgerycheek lift and brow lift.

qt-imgIn September I had an accident which vertically split my upper right eyelid. Dr. McCracken’s office made room to see me on an emergency basis and scheduled me for surgery a few days later…

-Roger Harmelink

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