Aesthetic Analysis of the Eyebrows

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Advances in surgical techniques and instrumentation have led to an increased popularity of brow-lifting procedures. However, because of patient variability and differing surgeon opinions, eyebrow aesthetics and thus surgical goals remain to be clearly defined. We performed an in-depth evaluation of current eyebrow aesthetics using two study groups. Popular fashion models were evaluated and compared with our own patient population. Important differences in eyebrow position and shape between these groups are delineated and the surgical implications defined. Criteria that contribute to the aesthetics of the eyebrow are reviewed, and guidelines to optimize surgical results and avoid potential complications are discussed. (Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 99: 1808, 1997.)

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