If I pull up on the top of my forehead, it makes my eyebrows too arched so I look surprised. How do you avoid this when performing a brow lift?
I would have to evaluate your particular anatomy to determine exactly why you are looking surprised when your eyebrows are pulled, but you may be just pulling the central portion of it creating more of an arch that gives you a surprised look. Yet, during a brow lift, the most important portion of that procedure is the actual release of the attachments of the brow to the bone around the eye. Once the brow is released the entire brow will come up as a unit or if we desire we can change the shape of the brow slightly by elevating the outer portion or the inner portion independent of the other. This would be performed in patients who have eyebrows that are tilted slightly and in these patients we can significantly improve the overall appearance by simply changing the shape of the brow as opposed to strictly elevating the brow. Again, this is highly customized for each individual and, in fact, many individuals have asymmetric brows where one brow is lower than the other and we will take that into account as well during the procedure to try to make more symmetry in the upper third of their face.