Forehead/Brow Ptosis

  • Evan H. BlackEmail author
  • Dianne M. Schlachter
  • Christopher J. Calvano


Descent of the upper face and brow area frequently occurs with age. With brow ptosis, in particular, many patients complain of appearing tired or angry. Returning the brow, sub-brow fat, and forehead to an improved anatomical position is important to achieve an aesthetically pleasing appearance of the face and periorbital area. Numerous techniques exist to elevate the forehead and eyebrow area so a thorough evaluation and discussion will help determine which technique is appropriate for each patient.


Frontalis Muscle Supraorbital Nerve Frontal Branch Temporoparietal Fascia Deep Temporalis Fascia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evan H. Black
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  • Dianne M. Schlachter
    • 5
  • Christopher J. Calvano
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyWayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital SurgeryKresge Eye InstituteDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Oakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineRoyal OakUSA
  4. 4.Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery, P.C.SouthfieldUSA
  5. 5.Department of OphthalmologyKresge Eye InstituteDetroitUSA
  6. 6.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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