Simon Madorsky, MD Premier Orange County
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

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Brow Lift | Forehead Surgery

Brow Lift can restore a youthful look to the upper third of the face. Horizontal creases, frown lines and even crow's feet are smoothed. The brow is elevated and eyelids are lifted.

What is Brow Lift?

Brow Lift, or Forehead Lift, treats a low or heavy brow and deep horizontal creases in the forehead. Dr Madorsky can restore a youthful look to the upper third of the face. Horizontal creases, frown lines, and even crow's feet are smoothed, the brow is elevated, and the eyelids are lifted.

Brow Lift Procedure

Brow Lift surgery is done using an endoscopic technique allowing for minimal incisions. The procedure is done by making 3 - 5 half inch scalp incisions that are concealed in the hairline. The hair does not have to be shaved. An endoscope, a pencil like viewing device, is inserted into these small incisions along with the surgeon’s instruments. The surgery is done in an outpatient surgery center using sedation anesthesia. It is often done in conjunction with other facial rejuvenative procedures such as a facelift. In these longer cases, general anesthesia may be required.

Following surgery, discomfort is mild and can be controlled with pain medication as needed. There will be some tightness of the forehead. There may be bruising and swelling for 7– 14 days that can be minimized by using ice packs and sleeping with the head of bed elevated the first 48 hours.

Most patients can return to work after the first week and should avoid strenuous activity for 3-4 weeks. The result is a more alert, refreshed appearance. The brows are returned to their natural position, and eyelids are lifted. This procedure can be done alone or as a compliment to other facial rejuvenation procedures.

Why Choose Brow Lift?

  • Low, heavy brow that leaves you looking tired, sad, or angry
  • Deep horizontal creases and hooded or lowered brows
  • Restore a youthful appearance to the upper third of the face
  • Smooth crow's feet, frown lines, and creases
  • Elevate the brow
  • Lift the eyelids