A brow lift is a surgical procedure that helps improve the contour and position of the eyebrow, as well as eliminate the furrows and wrinkles that result in a tired, sad, or angry appearance. As we age, the eyebrow descends and flattens and our eyebrows lose the normal arch, creating a sagging appearance to our upper eyes. A brow lift or forehead lift will restore the brows’ normal position and arch, and it can also eliminate the furrows/wrinkles of the forehead.
There are a number of different ways to perform a brow lift (see below for more information). The amount of elevation is critical as some surgeons can lift the brow too much and cause their patients to have a “surprised” appearance after the procedure. Our plastic surgeons will elevate the brow and create a natural arch to result in a younger and smoother appearing forehead.
Our facial plastic surgery team will help you decide which technique best suits your needs. At Florida Plastic Surgery Group, we believe that patients, their desires, and anatomy are all unique. Therefore, our doctors evaluate each patient and create a customized surgical plan for all of their patients.
Temporal Brow Lift – Minimally Invasive
A temporal brow lift is used to elevate the lateral portion of the eyebrow to restore the natural youthful arch of the brow lost with the aging process. Through a small incision (2-3 cm) behind the hairline, the lateral brow is freed from its underlying attachments to the bone and is elevated. There are no scars on the face or forehead as a result of this procedure. Although a temporal brow lift does not address the muscles causing brow furrows, performing a temporal brow lift in conjunction with the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic can produce results similar to an endoscopic brow lift while minimizing incisions.
Conventional Brow Lift
A conventional brow lift is performed through an incision behind the hairline in a coronal pattern (from ear to ear like wearing headphones). If your hair is receding, the incision may be placed directly at the hairline to prevent adding even more height to your forehead (non-hair bearing areas). Most scars become inconspicuous within the hair as they heal.
Before the procedure begins, your hair will be tied in rubber bands, but will not be shaved. Once the incision is made, the skin and muscles are elevated to gain access to muscles and eyebrow. The eyebrow is elevated to its normal more youthful position and the muscles producing brow wrinkles are weakened. Any excess skin is then removed.
Preparing for Your Brow Lift / Forehead Lift
Who is a candidate for brow lift?
Men and women of all ages with deepened furrows or wrinkles, drooping brows, and loss of the normal eyebrow arch are candidates for a brow lift procedure.
How do I prepare for my brow lift?
Patients undergoing either an open or endoscopic brow lift should ensure their blood pressure is well-controlled and should stop an medications that increase bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), etc.
Recovering After Your Brow Lift / Forehead Lift
Our cosmetic surgery team will help ensure a rapid recovery. Sleeping with your head elevated helps blood flow and will minimize postoperative bruising and swelling.
The mild pain associated with a brow lift is generally well-controlled with oral pain medications and usually improves in the first few days. There may be some temporary numbness of the forehead, but this symptom will resolve over the coming weeks.
Financing for Your Plastic Surgery
Our cosmetic surgery team constantly evaluates multiple companies to find the most reliable financing options for our patients. Please view our financing page to learn about the financing options available to you.
If you are interested in learning more about a browlift, please contact our doctors today to schedule an initial consultation.