Brow (Forehead) Lift FAQ

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Who is a good candidate for a Brow Lift?

Patients who are unhappy with droopy hooded eyebrows and upper eyelids may benefit from the brow lift. The ideal candidate is in good health and fully understands the eyebrow lift procedure, having realistic expectations. While many brow lift patients are over the age of 50, the procedure can also be beneficial for those younger patients who have genetically low eyebrows.

How is a Brow Lift procedure done?

Dr. Weiss performs the majority of brow lifts endoscopically with small incisions made behind the hairline. An endoscope, which is a pencil-like camera device connected to a television monitor, is inserted through one of the incisions. This allows Dr. Weiss to visualize the muscles and tissues beneath the skin and to mark the small muscles that create the deep furrows in the forehead. Dr. Weiss then uses another instrument to lift the forehead skin and alter the underlying tissues to create a smoother position. Also, the eyebrows are lifted and placed into a higher position.

What is the recovery from a Brow Lift procedure?

Patients have few side effects when recovering from a brow and forehead lift. Side effects include forehead discomfort, swelling and numbness. They can return to work within 7-10 days, sometimes sooner.

Is a Brow Lift combined with other cosmetic procedures?

Brow and forehead lift surgery is frequently performed in conjunction with eyelid lift surgery as part of a complete approach giving a more rejuvenated look to the upper face and forehead. Volume loss in the forehead and temples can be addressed at the same time as a brow lift with a fat transfer procedure. The brow lift is also commonly combined with a facelift.