Brow lift (or forehead lift) surgery is a procedure that can dramatically rejuvenate the upper portion of your face. It can make your eyes appear larger, and it can help you look fresher and younger overall.
A popular cosmetic procedure for both men and women, a brow lift can correct:
- Excess or sagging skin under your eyebrows
- Creases on your forehead that are visible even when you are not tired, sad, or angry
- Frown lines (“11” lines) between your eyes
- Eyebrows that are uneven, low, or not arched
- Furrows across the bridge of your nose
Most patients who seek a brow lift are between the ages of 40 and 60. However, if genetics have created deep lines on your forehead at a younger age, or if your eyebrows lack an arch, you can benefit from the surgery. Although the natural aging process continues, you can expect satisfying, long-lasting results from your brow lift.
There are 5 different techniques for brow lift, which you will read about below. The best method for you will depend on your anatomy, your goals, and your desired recovery period. Our surgeons have extensive experience with all of these techniques, so you will emerge from surgery looking very natural. There is no need to fear that you will look perpetually surprised. Your brow lift will not interfere with your normal facial expressions or eyebrow movements.
There is nothing generic about a brow lift. We evaluate your anatomy carefully to determine what portions of the face are causing the effect you dislike. Only then can we devise a detailed surgical plan to give you an optimal correction that will look seamless and natural.
A brow lift only affects the upper portion of the face. To create the most polished, balanced results, you also might want to have a facelift/necklift, a chin implant, eyelid surgery, Botox, dermal fillers, fat injections, or skin resurfacing. Some of our patients decide to have a full facial rejuvenation so that both the upper and lower portions of the face can be improved at once. It is less costly to combine procedures, and they can usually be done concurrently so that you have only one incident of anesthesia and one recovery period.
Even for those patients who do not choose to have full facial rejuvenation, we often suggest the addition of dermal fillers, Botox, or skin resurfacing after a brow lift in order to improve the results. Fine surface lines and wrinkles, for example, are not improved by a brow lift but are improved with a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment like laser resurfacing, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion.