As we age, our eyebrows tend to sag or fall after years of using them to convey facial expressions. Sometimes, each eyebrow is affected differently and one may fall lower than the other. In some cases, the drooping causes the eyebrows to rest on the lids, making it difficult to lift the eyelids. As with ptosis and dermatochalasis, brow ptosis repair may be covered by insurance if vision is significantly impaired.
Dr. McInnes can resolve this issue by making an incision in the eyebrow, behind the hairline or in the eyelid crease, resulting in minimal scarring.
This may be done in the office or at a surgery center with IV sedation and local anesthetic and is considered an outpatient procedure, so patients are able to return to the comfort of their own home the same day. Most patients are able to return to relatively normal activities within about a week. Sutures are removed around the same time in the office and wearing makeup and contacts may be resumed. Many insurances will cover the costs of this procedure. Dr. McInnes will meet with you for an exam and address your individual situation and discuss the risks and benefits of having surgery to help make the right decision for you. Aesthetic Eye will also pre-authorize any procedures with your insurance company for you if surgery is the right choice for you.
Request an appointment or call Aesthetic Eye, P.C. today to set up an appointment for a consultation with Dr. McInnes.