Brow Lift

Brow Lift & Forehead Lift

Our team performs brow lift and forehead lifts to raise eyebrows and reduce ridges and furrows on the forehead, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with other surgeries.

Three general techniques are used for Brow Lift:

  • Direct – An incision is made near the brow.
  • Scalp – An incision is generally made across the top of the head from above one ear to the other ear. The forehead and brows are elevated and excess skin is removed. The flap is then sutured.
  • Endoscopic – Newer techniques now allow us to perform forehead lifting through small incisions in the scalp by using an endoscope and specialized instruments.

All the techniques have advantages and disadvantages depending on your situation. These will be discussed in detail at the time of the consultation visit.

Recovery

Antibiotics may be prescribed for several days following surgery. Sutures are generally removed within one week. Swelling and some bruising may occur which should subside within a few weeks. Our doctors will prescribe ice compresses and eye exercises to reduce swelling and regain mobility. Women will be allowed to use eye cosmetics two weeks after surgery. You can proceed with your normal daily activities within 1 to 2 weeks. A final evaluation may occur within several months from the initial surgical procedure.

Insurance

Your insurance company may pay for part or all of the cost of surgery if the procedure is performed as a result of visual impairment. If this is anticipated then a pre-operative visual field test must be performed. You will be sent to an ophthalmologist to have this test. The results will be sent with a preauthorization to your insurance with accompanying photographs documenting the impairment. Because every insurance carrier is different, it is recommended that you check with your own insurance company to determine the level of coverage.