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Brow Lift

A brow lift, or forehead lift, gives your face a more natural, alert, youthful appearance. Brow lifts are techniques that reposition low eyebrows and improve the associated hooding of the upper eyelids. With minimal change to the hairline, brow lifts may be combined with facelift or eyelid surgery and can also treat wrinkling in the upper face. Brow lifts can often be performed in the privacy of our office-based surgical facility under local anesthesia.

What is a brow lift?

A brow lift is a procedure that is primarily used today to reposition the eyebrows to help achieve a more alert, rested, youthful appearance to the forehead and the area around the eyes. Improvement in wrinkling of the forehead and the space between the eyebrows and above the nose have historically been part of brow lifts, however since the advent of BOTOX® Cosmetic, brow lifts are used almost exclusively in our practice to elevate the brows.

Am I a candidate for a brow lift?

In our practice, brow lifts are used, quite simply, to reposition the eyebrows. This can also help alleviate hooding in the upper eyelids in those troubled by excess skin.

In addition patients considering a brow lift should be:

  • In good physical and mental health.
  • Accepting of the associated risks as well as the inevitable scarring and asymmetry that accompany the procedure.
  • Have realistic expectations about what a brow lift can and cannot accomplish.
  • Willing to use their hair to camouflage the scars for several months, and perhaps even permanently.

Brow Lift FAQs

  • What type of anesthesia is used for brow lifting?

    Some types of brow lifts can be performed under local anesthesia in our office-based outpatient surgical facility.

  • Are there different types of brow lifts?

    There are many different types of brow lifts and they are categorized primarily based upon location of the scars and the areas of the brows that are elevated. Some examples are the bi-coronal brow lift, the prehairline brow lift, the temporal brow lift, the endoscopic brow lift and the direct brow lift.

  • What are the risks of a brow lift?

    All surgery carries uncertainty and risk and a discussion of the alternatives and potential complications is an important part of your preoperative consultation(s) with Dr. O’Connell. The more common risks of a brow lift are bleeding, infection, unsatisfactory scars, hair loss and minor wound healing difficulties.