Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)

brow lift san diego A brow lift or forehead lift is a procedure used to reduce the signs of aging by softening frown lines and creases in the forehead and raising the brow position. Factors contributing to a furrowed forehead or drooping eyebrows are heredity, aging, or overactive facial muscles. Those who could benefit most from the procedure typically experience one or more of the following:

  • sagging eyebrows which may give off a tired or sad appearance.
  • frown lines or furrows across the top of the nose.
  • frown lines or furrows between the eyebrows.
  • horizontal creases in the forehead.

A forehead lift is a great way to achieve a more youthful energetic and rejuvenated appearance.

Brow Lift Surgery

Brow lift is an outpatient procedure that typically takes about an hour. The procedure involves making two incisions behind the hairline (carefully positioning them to ensure they will be hidden within the hair) or one long incision at the hairline, or across the top of the scalp. From here, excess skin is removed and deeper layers are then contoured and tightened, reducing wrinkles and deep lines. Any muscles that cause wrinkling and deep lines can also be weakened to decrease wrinkle formation following the surgery.
For patients who do not require a full forehead lift, the lateral brow lift is a less invasive option. A lateral brow lift is performed by making a short incision in each temple area behind the hairline to lift just the tail of the eyebrow and open up the eye area. This procedure is often done in conjunction with a mini facelift.

Recovery After Forehead Lift

After a brow lift, it is important to keep the head elevated to reduce swelling. Ice packs can be used intermittently to also help reduce swelling. Most swelling and bruising will disappear within two weeks following the procedure.
Patients may experience some numbness of the forehead which typically resolves within a few months. Stitches or staples are removed in 7-10 days. Some hair loss may occur near the scar, but usually satisfactory regrowth of hair will occur.

Brow Lift Results

Following a brow lift, the majority of patients are very happy with their results. A brow lift can restore a more youthful appearance, making a person look less tired and more energetic. A brow lift does offer long-term results; however, as the face continues to age, additional touch up procedures may be needed.

Brow Lift Cost

On average, the cost for brow lift ranges from $2,500-$5,000.

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