What is a Brow Lift?

As we age, the skin on our forehead and in between our eyes begins to loosen, which results in the formation of deep creases or lines. This can also cause the brows to droop and make a person look more tired or disgruntled. In fact, one of the reasons waxing the eyebrows can make you look more youthful is because the distance between the upper eyelid and lower brow is a sign of a youthful appearance. A beautiful, natural arch in our brows can also dramatically improve the appearance of our eyes.

A brow lift (also referred to as a forehead lift) is a surgical procedure designed to minimize the creases that develop across the forehead or at the bridge of the nose.

Yes, a brow lift can:

  • Decrease frown lines (vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows)
  • Physically raise the brows to a more youthful position
  • Reposition a sagging brow that is causing a fold in the upper eyelid
  • Alter the position of the facial muscles by the forehead & remove excess tissue
  • Soften overall facial lines around the forehead
Yes. As with other minor facial rejuvenation procedures, a brow lift is commonly performed in combination with other procedures such as a facelift, skin resurfacing, or an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty).
Yes, a brow lift is a common surgical procedure for men, too. However, the facial anatomy of men and women are different, so the position of the brows differs in each gender. Drs. Lin and Cohen-Kashi at North Shore Center for Plastic Surgery in Long Island, NY can discuss these details with you during your consultation.

Ideal candidates for a brow or forehead lift include:

  • Women or men who are seeking a more youthful, aesthetically pleasing appearance in their forehead region
  • People who have a tired or disgruntled look due to aging eyes
  • People whose brows are sagging or drooping
  • People who have heavy brows creating hooding at the outer corners of the eye
No, a browlift or forehead lift is a relatively quick procedure and lasts about 1 hour. General anesthesia is used and patients can leave to go home on the same day.
Mild discomfort is common but is controlled with pain medication. It’s also common to experience bruising and swelling around the region, but this will diminish within one to two weeks after your surgery. Swelling will resolve completely and final results will be visible within four to six weeks.

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