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A brow lift, with our board-certifiedsurgeonDr. Holdenat Scottsdale Plastic Surgeons, corrects droopy, sagging eyebrows by elevating them to give the face a more alert, awake appearance. This procedure is sometimes confused with a forehead lift. While both produce similar results, the incision technique is different. The brow lift involves anincision either directly above the eyebrow (direct brow lift), or in the middle to lower section of the forehead. A forehead lift places the incision along the hairline, whichlifts the forehead and elevates the eyebrows to a higher position. Each method will be discussed in detail during the initial consultation.The muscles that cause deep forehead lines and those between the eyebrows are carefully reduced in order to decrease the ability to form new lines. Of course, you will still have facial expression, but the effect will be a softer, more relaxed look.
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"Wouldn't Trust my Face to Anyone Else - Scottsdale, AZ - Dr. Holden was my top choice after meeting with several other “well known” plastic surgeons. His professionalism and knowledge of face surgeries gained my confidence. I never felt pressured to add on surgeries I didn’t want. He did correct my perceptions about what surgeries would provide which enhancements. Dr. Holden is a real artist!"
- M. / RealSelf / Jan 14, 2012
"Ponytail Upper Facelift and Revision Rhinoplasty for 45 Year Old. Scottsdale AZ - I continue to have Dr. Holden as my plastic surgeon because he is the best around. He has excellent surgical skills, he's not pushy, he understands what I want and tells me in a straightforward way how he can, and in some cases cannot, get me there. His concern is always for my safety and comfort first and foremost. And- he is a truely talented surgeon. I wouldn't let any other surgeons touch my face."
- J. / RealSelf / Feb 03, 2016
"Thank you dr holden - Last year I went in for a consultation with dr Holden after seeing the results a friend of mine had with a brow lift, revision rhinoplasty, and Blepharoplasty. I was also looking into having an upper Blepharoplasty. During my consultation dr holden noticed the droop in my nasal tip (from a prior rhinoplasty I had done nearly a decade prior by another surgeon). He inquired about my..."
- E. / RealSelf / Aug 11, 2017
"Last year I went in for a consultation with dr Holden after seeing the results a friend of mine had with a brow lift, revision rhinoplasty, and Blepharoplasty. I was also looking into having an upper Blepharoplasty. During my consultation dr holden noticed the droop in my nasal tip (from a prior rhinoplasty I had done nearly a decade prior by another surgeon). He inquired about my..."
- E. / RealSelf / Aug 11, 2017
"Forehead Advancment....yay - I'm only one week post op from a forehead advancement. I mean I have dealt with a very high forehead all my life. Hated it, and tired of hiding it with bangs. Yes I'm a very young 67 yr old who dates younger men so I want to look good. However, the benefit of the surgery was a one inch lowering of my hairline AND a brow lift. Besides alittle bruising under the eyes and normal numbness on my..."
- M. / RealSelf / Sep 04, 2018
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There are several techniques that can be considered during a brow lift procedure. Some of the approaches are interchangeable with a forehead lift, but may be used to achieve different objectives.
Also known as a direct brow lift, this approach places the incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid.Depending on the structure of the brow, an incision can also be made at the brow hairline to complete this process. Weak and sagging skin and tissue will be lifted and reattached to the brow bone. This approach does not affect the forehead and works to treat a sagging eyebrow and eyelid.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
This approach provides a gentlechange in the position of the eyebrows. It uses several small (1-inch or smaller) incisions inthe hairline of the forehead where an endoscope (specialized camera) is placed, and surgical tools are used to elevate the eyebrows. The stitches are located inside the incision to help minimize scarring. This technique is a specialized, hiddenapproach and the results can be significant and natural looking.
Coronal Brow Lift
This approach places the incision lines several inches above the hairline of the head. These incisions are typically long, yet still hidden by the patient’s hair. This technique repositions the eyebrows by pulling them up to offer an alert and revitalized appearance. Sometimes hair will need to be removed during the incision closure process where the skin is reattached. Dr. Holden uses gental surgical techniques to ensure the hair regrows to cverthe incision.This particular approach does offer dramatic results and in most cases actually repositions the hairline higher. Hair transplant surgery can be utilized at a later date to bring the hairline down, if the patient desires.
All brow lifts are performed under monitored anesthesia care (MAC)sedation as an outpatient procedure in our surgical facility. The surgery typically takes around 2 hours to complete depending on the approach. Patients can generally return to work and resume normal activities within a few days following surgery. Patients may feel that their new facial structure is not as symmetrical as it should be, nor how they anticipated. This is a common anxiety. Facial features will settle and take on a natural look within a few weeks. It may take several months for the optimal surgical results to take effect.
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Brow Lift FAQs
Brow Lift or Facelift?
This will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation. Many times, the effects of aging take place in the forehead region alone. If wrinkles, loose skin and sagging eyebrows exist on the forehead, then a brow lift or forehead lift may be sufficient. For drooping jowls and wrinkles along the lower area of the face, then another procedure such as a full facelift may be worth consideration. Sometimes these procedures can be combined for maximum results.
Will I Look Fake?
While a brow lift produces results that allow patients to appear more awake and alert, the results are often subtle. Dr. Holden is anexperienced facial plastic surgeon who works within the confines of a patient’s facial structure and skin tone to create natural results that avoid a wide-eyed or hyper-alert appearance.
Can I Just use BOTOX?
No, not necessarily. BOTOX is a great non-surgical option that can improve the wrinkles and fine lines of the forehead. However, it will not lift the forehead and improve sagging and drooping features if they exist. Patients who are contemplating surgery may want to try BOTOX first and see if the results satisfy their aesthetic goals.If BOTOX proves ineffective, then a brow lift will probably help in this area.
The incisions made during a brow lift procedure are usually well-concealed once they heal. Whether they are placed in the hairline or brow line, every effort is made to keep the incisions along natural folds and hairlines so they are not visible after surgery.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost? The cost of a forehead lift is typically between $5,000 and $7,000, including the facility fee, anesthesia fee, and the surgeon's fee. It also depends on the surgical technique and level of correction.What is brow plastic surgery? ›
Overview. A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure to raise the brows. It's also known as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation. A brow lift improves the appearance of the forehead, the brow and the area around the eyes. The procedure involves raising the soft tissue and skin of the forehead and brow.What is the best type of brow lift? ›
The coronal brow lift is the classic brow lift technique. It is also the gold standard against which results of other brow lifts are compared. It elevates the eyebrows and smoothes the forehead, producing longer lasting results than other techniques.What's the difference between a brow lift and a mini brow lift? ›
Also known as a lateral brow lift, mini brow lift, and mini forehead lift, this cosmetic surgery is less invasive than a typical brow lift. It only has one small incision hidden in the hair and using telescopes, the outer 1/3 of the brow and forehead is lifted.Can a brow lift fix hooded eyes? ›
If a brow lift is done well, and not overdone, it can fix hooded eyes by lifting the thicker skin of the eyebrow off of the thinner skin of the eyelid. However, if you have eyelid hooding, the brow lift will not address that.How long does brow lift last? ›
For surgical brow lifts, you can expect to enjoy the results of your procedure for 10 to 12 years on average. Of course, some patients will enjoy the results of a surgical lift for a longer period of time. Factors such as your age and skincare routine will determine how long your treatment will ultimately last you.How painful is a brow lift? ›
Patients typically experience very little pain after a brow lift, but it is common to feel slight discomfort as well as a sensation of tightness throughout the forehead. Swelling and bruising are most common during the first 10 days or so after surgery, and are mostly resolved after about 2 weeks.What is a mini brow lift? ›
Mini-brow lift is a less-invasive surgical procedure that can help many individuals achieve a rejuvenated facial aesthetic. This precise procedure is completed using a tiny incision concealed within the hairline through which forehead muscles are surgically released.What is the most natural looking eyebrow procedure? ›
"Microblading is meant for someone who prefers a natural brow look and who doesn't wear makeup all the time, as the technique mimics real hair." Microblading uses a pen-like hand tool with a blade made up of needles to etch hair strokes into the skin, says Tran.What is the best age to get a brow lift? ›
Most people who use a brow lift procedure are between the ages of 40 and 60, which is when most sagging or drooping on the brow is most noticeable.
Basically, if your area of concern is the eyelid area, eyelid surgery would be the likely solution, whereas if your concern is around the forehead, eyebrows, and between the eyes, a brow lift may be the better option.How do you mimic a brow lift? ›
One of the quickest ways to give an instant lift to eyebrows is to frame them with a concealer. Use concealer to trace around the eyebrows, and blend with your foundation brush or makeup sponge. This highlights all the right places while helping sustain shape.Does brow lift change eye shape? ›
A brow lift procedure can enhance the overall look of your face, but it isn't designed to change the shape of your eyes. However, a brow lift will improve the natural arch of your eyebrows, giving you a more refined and elegant look.What is a gliding brow lift? ›
A brow lift surgically elevates the brows to a higher position. “Gliding” means that skin and brow are separated off the underlying muscle and moved higher. The skin and brow are then fixed to the muscle underneath with a quilting type of suture, also known as a “hemostatic net”.What is a keratin brow lift? ›
The keratin brow infusion treatment will smooth unruly brow hair, thicken and increase the diameter of each strand of brow hair for a fuller and better shape for the brow. This service goes perfect with our eyebrow waxing and tint, combine them together to get the ultimate brow shape and look.Do brow lifts look natural? ›
A brow lift is a procedure that can restore the brow to its original position, resulting in a more natural and youthful appearance for the patient.How much does eyebrow lift cost? ›
How much does a brow lift cost? The average cost of a brow lift is $3,900, according to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This average cost is only part of the total price – it does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.Does Medicare pay for brow lift? ›
If a patient wishes to have a blepharoplasty or brow lift for cosmetic purposes: The physician should explain to the patient, in advance, that Medicare will not cover cosmetic eyelid or brow surgery and that the beneficiary will be liable for the cost of the service.How long do brow lifts last? ›
For surgical brow lifts, you can expect to enjoy the results of your procedure for 10 to 12 years on average. Of course, some patients will enjoy the results of a surgical lift for a longer period of time. Factors such as your age and skincare routine will determine how long your treatment will ultimately last you.Is a brow lift worth it? ›
You can expect an improvement in the brightness of your face, helping you look and feel like we've turned back the clock. For the cost of a single procedure, these are just a few of the physical results: Reduces lines of aging in the forehead and brow areas, softening and relaxing your overall appearance.
- Anesthesia risks.
- Elevated hairline.
- Eye irritation or dryness.
- Facial asymmetry.
- Facial nerve injury with weakness or paralysis.
- Fluid accumulation.
It is not unusual to need Botox Cosmetic after brow lift surgery. The need for repeat Botox injection is largely based on what was done during the initial plastic brow surgery. Eyebrow lift surgery not only lifts the brow, cosmetic surgery may also modify the forehead muscles.