Transblepharoplasty brow suspension: an expanded role

Ann Plast Surg. 2008 Jan;60(1):2-5. doi: 10.1097/


Brow position and hyperfunction of the muscles of forehead facial expression contribute to the aging diathesis of the upper one third of the face. In many cases, the eyelids and brows are addressed together to achieve a satisfying rejuvenation effect. Many different approaches to the brow are used, including the long coronal or pretricheal incisions, direct incision of the suprabrow or forehead, and finally the use of smaller incisions with an endoscopic technique. Another technique, deserving of further consideration, is the transblepharoplasty brow lift (TBBL). Though generally reserved for occasional use, this technique is easy to perform, minimizes facial incisions and operative time, and can achieve results comparable to other, more extensive, approaches.

MeSH terms

  • Blepharoplasty / methods*
  • Humans
  • Suture Techniques