Commonly referred to as a forehead lift, a brow lift can provide patients with a rejuvenated appearance to their forehead by eliminating the cause of furrowed brows. Forehead lines and unsightly textured skin between the eyes increases in severity as we age. Injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and Dysport® can provide temporary benefits, but a brow lift may be necessary to give you the long-term results you desire.
A brow lift is designed to soften facial lines by raising the skin on the brow, adjusting the underlying muscular structure and removing excess tissue. This process can raise the eyebrows and provide a softer overall appearance to the face.
The effects of a browlift are limited to the treated areas, therefore a forehead lift will not reduce the appearance of crows-feet or in any way change the appearance of the eyelids. These additional benefits can be reached by combining a forehead lift with another procedure, such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
Brow Lift Facts
- Anesthesia: General
- Length of procedure: 1 hour
- Length of stay: Home the same day
- Discomfort: Mild, well controlled by pain medication
- Anticipate: Swelling and bruising that usually improve within 1 to 2 weeks
- Final result: 4 to 6 weeks as swelling resolves completely
- Duration of results: Usually 5 to 7 years, with normal aging
There are three commonly performed versions of the brow lift: the Coronal brow lift, hairline brow lift, and Endoscopic brow lift. Each procedure offers its own set of benefits that can be used interchangeably to place the incision in different places. The only way to know which procedure is best for your needs is to consult with an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon such as Matthew Malamet, MD.