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Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)

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Frown lines and furrows in the forehead can create a prematurely aged or tired appearance. However, an elective cosmetic surgery known as a brow lift can help to refresh the face while addressing deep furrows, sagging brows, and/or excessive skin on the forehead1. Also commonly referred to as a forehead lift, a brow lift can even correct fine lines and wrinkles, drooping eyebrows, and some sagging in the upper eyelids. At Long Island Plastic Surgical Group our expert physicians understand the complexities of facial rejuvenation. With skill and experience they perform cosmetic procedures, including brow lift surgery, that not only rejuvenate the face, but also significantly reduce visible signs of age and exhaustion. To schedule a consultation for brow lift surgery, please contact us today.

Benefits of Brow Lift Surgery

Brow lift is a surgical procedure that has many benefits including:

  • Tighter, more lifted forehead skin and eyebrows
  • Reduced hooding of the brows onto the eyelids
  • A more youthful appearance
  • Reduce appearance of crow’s feet
  • Long-lasting results

Candidates For Brow Lift Surgery

Good candidates for eyebrow lift surgery are typically those affected by sagginess in the forehead and eyebrows, who are in general good health, and don’t smoke2. One of our plastic surgeons will meet with you in an initial consultation to review your medical history, discuss all aspects of the brow lift procedure, and address any questions or concerns you may have. Depending on your cosmetic goals, you may be a candidate for other facial plastic surgery procedures such as eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty or eyelid lift), facelift, necklift, or minimally invasive procedures such as Botox or dermal fillers.

Types of Brow Lift Procedures

Coronal Brow Lift

Endoscopic Forehead Lift

Temporal Lift

Pretrichial Forehead Lift

Brow Lift Recovery

In an effort to minimize swelling, patients will need to keep their head elevated for several days following brow lift surgery5. Numbness, bruising, and discomfort are common side effects of surgery. However, these should dissipate after a few days. For those experiencing aching or tenderness, pain medication can be used to help. Patients can typically resume normal daily activities about 7 to 10 days following a brow lift procedure. Less recovery time will be needed after an endoscopic brow lift. Exercises that increase blood pressure and strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks.

After brow lift surgery, patients should have a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

Brow Lift Risks

Safety is our top priority, and our experienced physicians and medical staff at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group will take every precaution to minimize risks and ensure a smooth, safe procedure and recovery process. While rare, possible risks include poor wound healing, hair loss at the incision site, and headache6. One of our plastic surgeons will discuss the risks and benefits of brow lift surgery, as well as every step of the procedure with you, from pre-operative details to after-care information, prior to the procedure.

Schedule A Consultation For Brow Lift

If you are experiencing wrinkles, drooping, and furrowing in the area of the brow and forehead, a brow lift may be the best plastic surgery option for your needs. Doctors at LIPSG can help you reduce premature signs of aging and exhaustion for a more youthful aesthetic. Please contact Long Island Plastic Surgical Group to schedule a consultation for brow lift surgery.



1 ASPS. What is a brow lift? Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/brow-lift. Accessed May 17, 2021.
2 ASPS. Who is a good candidate for a brow lift? Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/brow-lift/candidates. Accessed May 17, 2021.
3 Mayo Clinic. Brow lift. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/brow-lift/about/pac-20393257. Accessed May 17, 2021.
4 Johns Hopkins Medicine. Brow Lift. Available at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/forehead-lift. Accessed May 17, 2021.
5 ASPS. What should I expect during my brow lift recovery? Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/brow-lift/recovery. Accessed May 17, 2021.
6 ASPS. What are the risks of a brow lift? Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/brow-lift/safety. Accessed May 17, 2021.

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