The lateral half of the eyebrows sags down more than the medial half over the years in most people.
The eyebrow suture lift can be performed under local anaesthesia. It requires a two cm. incision in the hair-bearing skin of the temples and two stab incisions of only two millimetres in the brows.
Non-resorbable sutures are guided from the temples to the eyebrows and back. The sutures are firmly attached to connective tissue in the temples.
A lift of the lateral aspect of the eyebrows by a few millimetres is frequently enough to open the eyes without making them look unnatural. This technique is less appropriate when the entire eyebrow has to be raised. In such case, direct skin excision can be considered.
Although this operation is often performed to treat functional operations, it is not on the list of medical procedures covered by public Belgian healthcare.
This eyebrow lift is usually combined with an upper eyelid correction (blepharoplasty).