Brow Lift

A brow lift can give the face a more youthful appearance. Aging alters the entire face. Some areas, such as around the eyes, have more obvious aging changes. The eyes appear to be the most affected because they have so much expression, therefore, patients come in requesting eyelid surgery. Quite often, however, the more significant problem lies within the eyebrows.

What can I expect from a brow lift?

  • Minimize the creases that develop across the forehead or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes.
  • Improve what is commonly called frown lines.
  • Reposition a low or sagging brow that is hooding the upper eyelid.
  • Raise the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful looking position.

How long is the brow lift procedure?

A brow lift can be performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia and may take 1 to 2 hours.

What happens in a brow lift?

There are several techniques for a brow lift.  With the coronal method, the incision is located about 1 inch behind the hairline across the scalp. This is a very effective way to perform a brow lift when there is a significant amount of loose skin on the forehead and the eyebrows have descended a great deal and the hairline is not receding.  Alternatively, a hairline incision can be made. This prevents the hairline from being raised up any higher.  However, the incision line may be more visible with this technique.  Incisions can also be located immediately above the eyebrows, or they can be isolated to a shorter incision on either side in the temporal area.  Dr. Freed will discuss the various pros and cons of each incision with you to decide the optimal one for your circumstances.  We then removed selected muscles in the forehead to minimize wrinkling. The eyebrows are then elevated, and excess skin at the incision will be removed to allow a re-draping of your forehead skin.  This is a common procedure to be performed along with a facelift. Please see the facelift page for further details of the pre and postoperative care.

Schedule a brow lift consultation

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Freed and our caring staff to learn if a brow lift is right for you.

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