The Quick Facts
Length of Procedure: Varies, depending on method used
Anesthesia: Local, with deep sedation
In or Outpatient Procedure: Outpatient
About the Brow Lift
Wrinkles and frown lines often first appear in the forehead and brow area. A forehead lift or brow lift can reduce the horizontal wrinkle lines on the forehead & bridge of the nose and the frown lines between the eyebrows.* A forehead brow lift can also raise sagging eyebrows into a more alert and youthful position.*
A brow lift can be performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or laser skin resurfacing.
Brow Lift Procedure Methods
There are two methods to perform the procedure.
THE OPEN METHOD
During the open method, the incisions are placed behind the hairline, or just at the hairline if you have a very high forehead. Improvements are made to the muscles of the forehead and brow area then the skin and muscles are tightened to raise the eyebrows.
THE CLOSED, ENDOSCOPIC METHOD
Many patients today may be candidates for an endoscopic brow lift. Instead of making a large incision across the top of the head, several small incisions are made within the hairline and an endoscope camera and special instruments are used to perform the muscle work. The brow is then elevated and suspended with special anchoring sutures to hold the brow and forehead in the ideal position. With this approach, scarring, hair loss, and other minor drawbacks associated with the standard approach can be avoided.
Brow Lift Video
For additional information on a Brow Lift, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for this procedure.
* Disclaimer: Individual results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed