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.
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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.