Direct Brow Lift Procedures Clinical Presentation

Updated: Oct 05, 2021
  • Author: Francisco Ferri, MD; Chief Editor: Zubin J Panthaki, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC  more...
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Physical Examination

The focus of the clinical exam is as follows [3] :

  • Brow position and stability
  • The distance between the top of the brow and the pupil
  • Forehead length
  • The presence of baldness or a thinning anterior hairline
  • The presence of ‘widow’s peaks’ and other irregularities of the hairline’s contour
  • Forehead skin quality and rhytid depth and prominence
  • Heaviness of the tissue around the brow and thickness of the brow hair

All patients must undergo eye examination. The focus of the ophthalmic history and physical examination is the presence or absence of lagophthalmos, lid position at rest, and ocular surface disorders, such as dry eye disorder.