Brow Lift

Forehead Lift

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation, is a cosmetic procedure to raise the brows. A brow lift improves the appearance of the forehead, the brow and the area around the eyes by raising the soft tissue and skin of the forehead and brow.


You might choose to have a brow lift if you have a low, sagging brow or brow asymmetry. A brow lift might also boost your self-confidence.


A brow lift can be done alone or with other facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or a face-lift.

Why it's done

Aging typically causes the brows to move down. As skin and soft tissues lose elasticity, the distance between the eyebrows and eyelashes also shortens.


The lower position of the eyebrows can make you look tired, angry or sad. A brow lift can raise the eyebrows and restore a refreshed, more pleasing appearance.


You might consider a brow lift if you have a low or sagging brow that's contributing to sagging upper eyelids.

Risks

A brow lift poses various risks, including:


  • Scarring. Scarring might be visible after a brow lift.

  • Changes in skin sensation. A brow lift can cause temporary or permanent numbness on the forehead or top of the scalp.

  • Asymmetry in the position of the brows. A brow lift can result in asymmetry, with one or both of the eyebrows appearing too high. However, asymmetry may even out during the healing process. Persistent brow shape or position problems can be treated through additional surgery.

  • Hair problems. A brow lift can cause an elevated hairline or hair loss at the incision site. If hair loss doesn't resolve on its own, it can be treated with scar excision or hair grafting.


Like any other type of major surgery, a brow lift poses a risk of bleeding, infection and an adverse reaction to anesthesia.

Results

By raising the soft tissue and skin of your forehead and brow, a brow lift can give your face a more youthful appearance.


Keep in mind that brow lift results won't last forever. As you age your facial skin might begin to droop again. Sun damage also can age your skin.