What is a Brow Lift?
Surgery to lift the brow (also known as a forehead lift or browplasty) is a popular cosmetic procedure for Shenandoah Valley men and women that helps create a higher brow position for a more youthful look to the top section of the face. A drooping brow can often create a tired or angry appearance. This procedure surgically improves a drooping brow to give you a refreshed face by eliminating excess skin from the forehead while also raising the eyebrows. Dr. Matthew Karen is a plastic surgeon in Winchester, VA who has completed brow lifts on patients of all ages to give them a more youthful appearance. BOTOX® and fillers are commonly performed along with brow lift surgery at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa for best results, producing a softer and smoother appearance.
"I highly recommend coming here!! Wouldn’t trust anyone else to touch my face. Sabrina is wonderful!"- L.M. / Google / Aug 17, 2021
"I left New York Long Island in Manhattan I was a stylist for many years when I moved here then I met Dr. Karen both Northerners we share a lot in common. Dr. Karen has done Botox on my face he’s about to do Botox on my TMJ he did a neck lift and an eye lift on me years ago people still tell me all the time how great I look I’m 72 you can look me up on Facebook and see what I look like anyway Dr. Karen did a rhinoplasty on one of my grandchildren because her nose was broken he closed my daughters throat when she had to have surgery for her thyroid cancer to be removed he was kind he stood by the EMT and then he did the plastic surgery in closing her throat my husband had rhinoplasty from Dr. Karen it was wonderful I have sent numerous clients of mine to Dr. Karen over the years and years no one ever had a complaint he’s Very professional and his office is wonderful The staff are efficient friendly very kind. His office itself is magnificent just looking at the picture above on the outside of the building it’s magnificent I have grown to care for Dr. Karen a lot Especially I love his Botox work I have never had a bruise or a problem of any kind thank you Dr. Karen for all that you have done for me for many many clients of mine and for Winchester Virginia you are the best"- P.P. / Google / Aug 14, 2021
"Best doctor and staff around. Dr. Karen is knowledgeable, and experienced in his work. I would not trust anyone else with my face."- C.M. / Yelp / Aug 11, 2021
"Great - Dr Karen and his staff are informative and so helpful I am always happy with results"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 03, 2021
"I went to see Dr. Karen two weeks ago for Botox and filler. I absolutely LOVE my results. My lips are plump and symmetrical. My forehead, under eyes and mouth look entirely rejuvenated. Also I’ve noticed a HUGE difference using ZO skin care. It’s only been two weeks but my acne has cleared up immensely my skin looks brighter and healthier. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Karen and speaking with Sabrina about ZO skin care. Sabrina is amazing!!! She is passionate about making you look and feel the best you can be. She was so easy to talk to and I felt very confident the money I spent on the skin care products would work. Worth every penny!!! I will be going back in the near future, and restocking on all of my ZO products 10/10👌🏼"- L.W. / Google / Jul 02, 2021
What Can I Expect from My Brow Lift?
At the start of the procedure, you will be given sedation so you can stay comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. This may be done under IV sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery. The incision technique performed in a browplasty is determined, depending on the degree of skin sag, if your forehead is affected, and the appearance of your hairline. Some of the many approaches to consider:
- Traditional Incision
Also called the open lift incision, the incision is placed behind the hairline at the top of the head and not only masks scars but also provides a certain degree of lift control during the procedure. The traditional incision is good for those with both a sagging brow and frown lines or for patients who are at risk for having a receding hairline.
- Trichophytic Incision
This incision is placed directly along the hairline and allows more dramatic lifting of the brow for women and men who have a low risk for hairline recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also called a temporal brow lift, the lateral method places the incision in the hairline just above the temples, allowing the outer parts of the brow to be treated and is best for sagging that is visible in the outer brows. The lateral technique also helps to treat Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
This is a more modern method that places multiple small incisions beyond the hairline and inserts a tool known as an endoscope, which is pushed to the eyebrow to release its attachments. Using the endoscope's camera, the brow tissue is suspended using stitches to place the brow in its better position.
Recovery following a brow lift varies, typically with more swelling and discomfort with the traditional approach versus the endoscopic or lateral techniques. Overall, you will likely have some bruising and swelling around your eyebrows and near your eyes. Cold compresses may help to diminish the inflammation, and Dr. Karen recommends sleeping with pillows propped under your head for 3 – 4 nights following your brow lift. It is critical to avoid activities that may place pressure on the face. Typical recovery is about 2 – 3 weeks. The outcome can often be seen right away, resulting in a refreshed appearance that seems softer, more alert, and with a visible reduction in sagging skin and fine lines in the upper portion of the face.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $6,650
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Raise and Rejuvenate Your Brow
Don't let your sagging brow make people wonder if you're sad, mad, tired, or angry — schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen to learn more about brow lift surgery at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa. By raising your hanging brow, you can improve your whole appearance and appear younger and more refreshed. For more information about this surgery, cost, or other rejuvenating procedures, call our Winchester, VA office today.