Dr Julia Sen, Consultant Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon
    Dr Julia Sen, Consultant Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon

      BROW PTOSIS

      What is Brow Ptosis?

      Ptosis is a medical term meaning descent. A low brow position tends to lead to a hooded effect of the brow and skin over the eye and may result in an obstruction to the superior field of vision. The position of the eyebrows tends to descend with advancing age (often more pronounced on the side a person prefers to sleep) but can be particularly pronounced as a result of facial nerve paralysis (Bell’s palsy) or obstructive sleep apnoea.

      Treatment for Brow Ptosis

      Botulinum toxin injections can be used for cosmetic correction in mild cases but needs to be repeated every few months to maintain the effect. Surgery is the most effective way to correct a more significant brow ptosis. It is often combined with upper lid blepharoplasty (removal of the upper lid excess skin) where indicated at the same time. The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthetic as a day case procedure.

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