If you’re looking for a way to elevate and tighten the skin around your eyebrows and upper eyelids, brow lift surgery could be right for you. This procedure also reduces lines and wrinkles in the forehead, resulting in a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.
Ideal brow lift candidates have one or more of the following issues:
- Lined and furrowed brows and foreheads
- Drooping and sagging brows
- Tissues down at the lower eyelids
- Deep forehead furrows
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What to expect before, during and after a brow lift
Plastic surgeons at Penn use one of two brow lift methods, depending on your facial structure and the goals you discuss during your initial consultation. A classic lift involves one continuous cut, starting at ear level and going up around the hairline. In an endoscopic lift, the surgeon uses a special viewing instrument to see the surgical area while only making small incisions at the temples and behind the hairline.
Prior to surgery, your care team will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your brow lift, including any foods, drinks and medications to avoid. Your care team also will share individualized aftercare instructions to help hasten your recovery.
Even though brow lifts are an outpatient procedure, they require anesthesia, which means you will need to arrange for transportation home. Your care team will give you individualized instructions on how to care for your surgical site and advise you on complications to watch for. You’ll need to sleep in an elevated position for a few days after surgery, and most swelling or bruising should subside within two to three weeks.
Brow lift cost
Brow lift cost varies based on your specific treatment goals and other services you may also undergo. Your surgeon will discuss the cost of brow lift with you during your consultation.
Brow lift risks
As with any surgery, brow lifts can result in complications such as infection. You can prevent complications by following your pre- and post-surgery instructions to ensure your body is primed for the healing process.
Risks specifically associated with brow lifts include:
- Hair loss around the scars
- Large scars (rare)
- Inability to raise the eyebrows or furrow the brow
- Temporary forehead numbness that resolves on its own
In nearly all cases, these issues resolve on their own. However, we put your safety and comfort above all else, and your care team is available through every step of your recovery to answer your questions and concerns.