Brow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift, elevates the brows and improves wrinkles in the upper portion of the face. This procedure removes excess skin and tightens the tissues to restore a rejuvenated appearance to the forehead, eyebrow, and eyelid areas.
The Benefits of a Brow Lift
Removes Forehead Wrinkles
Horizontal creases across the forehead are eliminated to reveal smooth, youthful skin above the eyebrows.
Corrects Frown Lines
Vertical furrows between the brows, known as “frown lines,” are improved to help express a more cheerful facial appearance.
Rejuvenates Your Eyes
Drooping brows that hang over the eyes can make you appear tired or angry. With a brow lift, you can project a more alert and friendly appearance.
Improves Line of Sight
Excess skin and fatty tissue from the eyebrows and overhanging eyelids can be lifted, leading to improved peripheral vision.
How do I know when I’m ready for a brow lift?
If you would like to experience the benefits of a brow lift, now might be the right time if you:
- Are physically healthy
- Do not smoke
- Have a positive outlook
- Have realistic goals
Types of Brow Lifts
Endoscopic Brow Lift
- Utilizes several tiny incisions, resulting in minimal scarring hidden within the hairline
- Uses an endoscope (thin tube with a camera and light attached) for the surgeon to see and adjust the internal structures
- Does not efficiently eliminate excess skin
- Allows for a faster recovery time
Classic Brow Lift
- Utilizes an incision hidden along or within the hairline above the forehead
- The skin is lifted to give the surgeon access to adjust the underlying tissues and remove fat, if necessary
- Excess skin is removed, and the new brow position is secured as the incision is sutured together
- Numbness behind the incision may persist for nine to twelve months
Brow Lift FAQs
How do I determine which brow lift technique is right for me?
During your consultation, you will meet with your surgeon for an evaluation and to discuss your goals. The amount of correction you require and a variety of other factors will be taken into consideration to help determine the right technique for your individual needs.
What procedures are commonly combined with brow lift surgery?
Facelift surgery, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and injectable fillers are often combined with brow lift surgery to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.
How do I know if I need an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) combined with my brow lift to rejuvenate my eyes?
Sagging brows as well as excess tissue in the eyelids can contribute to vision impairment and drooping in the upper eyelids. A consultation with your doctor will determine if a combined brow lift and blepharoplasty are the right procedures for you.
What is the time frame for recovery after a brow lift?
You will be advised to sleep with your back and head elevated for the first five to seven days after the procedure, and mild activities such as walking can be performed during this time. Most patients can return to work one week after surgery, but strenuous activities and heavy lifting must be avoided for at least a few weeks. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow after your procedure to ensure the safest and most effective recovery.