Background: Transpalpebral browpexy could be performed as an adjuvant procedure to the upper blepharoplasty or as a separate procedure. Particular indications included patients with lateral brow ptosis and discrete forehead wrinkles and balding men. Method: During the years 2003 and 2004, a prospective study was conducted at the Antônio Pedro Hospital with this approach. During this period 68 surgeries were done. Every patient was photographed just before the surgery and after 6 months of the procedure; preoperative and postoperative pictures were analyzed to compare the results. Results: Almost 89% of patients were female. It was seen that 22.3% of patients had eyebrows asymmetry. Bilateral browpexy were done in 94.1% of patients. In most cases (88.9%), only one stitch was needed to accomplish the browpexy and this stitch was located at the temples in 94.7% of cases and at the nasal side in 5.3% of patients. There were no decreased sensation and paresthesis in the undermined area in this casuistic. Complications during the postoperative course were: local swelling (100%), ecchymosis (47.2%), slightly depression at the site of anchoring stitch (100%). Conclusions: Transpapebral browpexy proved to be useful addition to blepharoplasty.
Keywords: Blepharoplasty. Eyebrows, surgery