We tend to show the signs of aging most visibly on the upper portion of our faces. Horizontal creases develop across our foreheads. Vertical frown lines lodge between our eyebrows, just above the bridge of the nose. Our eyebrows may descend on a sagging brow that can interfere with our vision and even cause headaches. A brow lift addresses each of these problems simultaneously.
How a Brow Lift Works
Depending on what is needed, we can perform a brow lift using an endoscope, which is a tube with a tiny video camera on the end, that we insert underneath the forehead skin through small incisions made near the hairline. The endoscope enables us to see what we’re doing, and other instruments let us manipulate the muscles and inner tissues to remove furrows and wrinkles. Raising your eyebrows requires incisions at the temples as well as along the hairline. We handle frown lines by hiding incisions in the natural creases of your upper eyelid.
A coronal brow lift provides extra flexibility in lifting your forehead and targeting specific areas of the brow region. It requires a longer recovery time because here we make a longer incision—one that runs from ear to ear over the top of your scalp. In this case, it is your hair that keeps the scar hidden.*
*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.
General or local with sedation
Temporary Swelling, Some Pain, Bruising, Bleeding, Infection, Rare Damage to Nerves, Incomplete Improvement
Back to work with makeup: 1-2 weeks. More strenuous activity: 2-3 weeks
1-2 months for swelling to completely resolve*