Forehead/Brow Lift

What is a Browlift?

This lift will elevate the brows where needed in order to open up the eye area and restore the brow to its prior younger position.  Often eyelid surgery is not needed or is less aggressive when a brow lift is performed.

What is the expected outcome of a Forehead Lift?

An eyebrow lift produces a more youthful appearance to the upper face.  A tired or angry look is diminished.

How is a Browlift performed?

 Dr. Gurley prefers to use an endoscopic approach to lift the brow.  Small incisions are placed within the hair.  Dissolvable anchoring clips are used to support the forehead and brow in a lifted position.

Are there any alternatives?

A brow pexy may help a droopy eye brow. An eyelid lift does not lift the brow and may even lower the brow.

What is the recovery process from a Brow Lift?

An overnight stay is recommended but not mandatory.  The drain is removed the morning after surgery.  Scalp sutures are removed 2 weeks after surgery.  The majority of the swelling will resolve in the first week but there is residual swelling for 3-4 weeks. Most patients may return to work with 1-2 weeks.

Are there any risks?

Some risks associated with endoscopic brow lift include:  loss of hair within the skin incisions, injury to a nerve, asymmetry.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about a browlift, and would like to see if you are a good candidate, call (636) 812-4300 to schedule a consultation with Chesterfield Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Judith Gurley.