Brow & Forehead Lift

Also known as forehead lift or browplasty

A brow lift or forehead lift reverses the effects of gravity and tightens the soft tissues of the forehead to restore a more youthful contour to your forehead skin, upper eyelids and eyebrows. There are various brow-lift methods, which involve different length incisions in different locations. A youthful brow at rest is positioned above the orbital rim, with a gradual arch laterally, and the lateral end or ‘tail’ of the brow located higher than the medial end. As one ages, it is common for the brow to assume a flat or horizontal position. If a sagging brow inhibits your facial expression, a brow lift is a time-tested method for rejuvenating the upper third of your face. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful brow-lift surgery and are pleased with the results.

When to Consider a Brow Lift

  • Sagging or low eyebrow position creates a tired, sad or grumpy appearance
  • You have deep horizontal creases across the forehead
  • You have frown lines or furrows between the eyebrows or across the top of your nose
  • You have excess skin hanging over your eyes

Related Procedures

Many people who consider a brow lift also consider a facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and Botox® Cosmetic.

Considerations

Pros

  • Repositions a low or sagging brow that hangs over the upper eyelid
  • Raises the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position
  • Makes you look happier, friendlier and more approachable

Cons

  • Recommendations for surgery are dependent on hairline location, especially in men.
  • Choice of brow-lift technique is very important to outcome, so this procedure is very clinician dependent.
  • You may also need blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), as a forehead lift does not fully correct excess upper eyelid skin

These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering a brow lift. If you want to focus on what is unique to you, please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon.

Am I a good candidate for a brow lift?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider a brow lift:

  • The outside of your brow sags, resulting in a sad expression.
  • The central portion of your brow hangs down, making you look angry
  • If you are a female and you are unable to apply makeup on the upper eyelid, because the surface area has been obscured by drooping tissues as you have aged.
  • If you gently lift the skin above your eyebrow into a pleasing position and it eliminates most of the excess skin in your upper eyelid, a brow lift may be right for you.

Rely on an evaluation from a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out if you would benefit from a brow lift, blepharoplasty, or both procedures. If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for brow lift and eyelid surgery procedures.

Your Consultation

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We are privileged to have an outstanding team of medical professionals who are caring, exceptionally talented, and driven to help you look and feel your very best."

- Robert J. Perry, MD FACS