No one’s face is 100 percent symmetrical, but for some people, asymmetry is more noticeable than others. Since your eyes are usually the first area of your face that people notice when they see you, brow asymmetry can be a cosmetic concern for lots of people.
Some types of brow lifts can fix asymmetry to create a more balanced appearance, but natural asymmetries in the face will still remain present.
How to Fix Brow Asymmetry with a Lift
A skilled plastic surgeon can improve asymmetry through a brow lift by lifting one side more than the other. This can create a more even and balanced look, in addition to improving the appearance of sagging eyebrows, forehead wrinkles and the vertical lines between your eyebrows.
When a Brow Lift Isn’t the Answer to Asymmetry
A brow lift can be combined with a facelift to rejuvenate both the upper and lower areas of your face.
Sometimes, facial asymmetry is caused by the positioning of bone, rather than muscle tone or sagging skin. In this case, a brow lift may not be the best option to correct asymmetry. However, you can talk to your plastic surgeon about eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, which may be the most effective procedure.
Choosing a Facial Plastic Surgeon
Whatever the case — whether you’re going for a brow lift, eyelid lift or combination procedure — make sure you’re working with an experienced facial plastic surgeon. The face is a very delicate area and requires a certain level of skill and expertise to get just right. Schedule a consultation or two and choose the plastic surgeon who seems to be the best fit for your particular needs and goals.