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Brow Lift Surgery

As we grow older, skin and deep tissue in the forehead lose elasticity causing the brow line to sag and move closer to our lashes. We also begin to develop lines and creases between our eyebrows and on our forehead. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, can help correct these signs of aging.

What is a Browlift?

A brow lift is an outpatient cosmetic procedure that lifts the brow line and creates a more youthful, energetic appearance. The procedure is often performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery and skin resurfacing to achieve a harmonious, rejuvenated result.

Benefits of a Brow Lift

A brow lift can:

  • Remove or minimize lines and creases
  • Improve the appearance of sagging skin around the brow and forehead
  • Raise drooping brows and eyelids, which may improve vision
  • Provide a more refreshed and youthful appearance

How do I qualify for a Brow or Forehead Lift?

Those who inquire about a forehead lift feel that their heavy brow line has made them appear tired, sad, or even angry. If this sounds like you, a brow lift may provide the improvement you desire.

Qualified Candidates for brow lift procedures include those who:

  • Do not have a history of significant eye problems
  • Do not smoke and remain in good health
  • Do not have a history of excessive scarring or keloid formation

The Brow Lift Procedure

Eyelid and eyebrow surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis by oculoplastic surgeons using a sedating/relaxing medication through an I.V. along with local anesthetic to numb the tissues.

The objective of a brow lift is to elevate the brow, improve forehead lines and creases, and provide you with a more youthful appearance. During the consultation, you will meet with our doctors to discuss your unique concerns, desired results, and the surgical technique that will help to best address your unique anatomy.

Our plastic surgeons utilize the most advanced techniques to help you rejuvenate areas of the brow and forehead with results that can look natural and beautiful.

Depending on the surgical approach, eyebrow lifts take from one to two hours to complete.


Brow lift surgical techniques offered at Wellish Vision Institute:

Endoscopic Brow Lift. Utilizing an endoscope and small incisions along the hairline, our surgeon will release, lift, and reshape the brow and forehead.

Classic or Coronal Brow Lift. With the coronal brow lift technique, our surgeon will create an incision across the top of the scalp or a modified incision between the hairline and forehead. Following the incision, the brow and forehead will be released, lifted, and reshaped while removing excess skin and fat.

Pre-Trichial or Lateral Brow Lift. With this technique, our surgeon will create an incision in front of (or just behind) the hairline above the sideburn. Through this incision, our surgeon will release the connective ligaments that pull the eyebrow downward and lift the outer portion of the eyebrow.

Internal Brow Lift. This procedure is ideal for patients with mild eyebrow descent who are also having upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery. Our facial plastic surgeon will elevate the eyebrow and sculpt the eyebrow fat through the same incision used for upper eyelid blepharoplasty.

As with all of our oculofacial surgical procedures, brow lifts are performed with intravenous sedation and local anesthetic for the safety and comfort of our patients.

Results and Recovery After Brow Lift

Following surgery, you may experience swelling and bruising, which can migrate around your eyes and down your cheeks. You may also experience tightness and numbness around your brow line and forehead for a short period of time. The length of recovery time will depend on the technique utilized during surgery. Most patients are able to return to work after one or two weeks.

Most eyelid and eyebrow surgeries and their recovery periods are relatively painless but do result in temporary bruising and swelling that lasts 1-2 weeks.

Post-surgery recommendations following a brow lift include:

  • Keep your head elevated for the first few days, even while sleeping.
  • Using ice packs to control swelling.
  • Protecting your skin from the sun will help prevent scarring.
  • Avoiding strenuous exercise or lifting for several weeks, to minimize pressure on the forehead area.
  • Over time, swelling and bruising will disappear and incision marks will fade to reveal a rejuvenated appearance.