What is a brow lift?

Also referred to as a forehead lift, a brow lift is a surgical procedure that involves lifting and repositioning the brow to create a more alert but peaceful appearance with fewer worry lines. 

What does a brow lift improve?

Aging causes skin to lose its volume and elasticity, causing forehead sagging and/or permanent lines left by our expressions. Worry and anger create furrows that leave us looking upset or fatigued, even when we feel content and rested. A brow lift can restore a fresh, relaxed appearance. It can:

  • Reduce forehead lines above the eyebrows
  • Lessen worry lines between the eyebrows
  • Lift drooping eyebrows
  • Weaken the forehead muscles that create wrinkles and decrease the future development of forehead lines.

How is the procedure performed?

Each procedure is individualized according to a patient's specific needs, but a brow lift  requires anesthesia  and often involves either several tiny endoscopic incisions near the hairline, or a coronal incision beyond the hairline.
Tissue and muscle beneath the skin are adjusted to reduce lines.  Skin is then draped back over the forehead, and eyebrows repositioned. Excess skin is trimmed and incisions are closed with sutures or skin adhesives.

What are the risks?

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Hair loss at incisions
  • Nerve injury
  • Undesirable scarring
  • Pain and/or swelling
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Blood clotting issues
  • Eye dryness or irritation
  • Poor wound healing

What can be expected after the surgery?

Will I have bandages/drainage tubes?
Your forehead may be taped and loosely wrapped and there may be a small tube for fluid drainage.

How soon return to work?
All cases are different, but most patients are healed and can return to work within 14 days.

How soon achieved results?
It will take several weeks to achieve final results.

Anything else to consider?

Is a brow lift covered by insurance?

A  brow lift is a cosmetic surgery and is not covered by insurance companies.