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Brow Lift 101

Browplasty, also known as a brow or forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that aims to ‘lift’ a drooping brow.

This plastic surgery procedure can be performed for:

  • Cosmetic purposes (eliminate deep creases or any unwanted facial lines)
  • Functional purposes (Improve vision which can be impaired by a drooping brow)

To further produce a more youthful appearance, forehead lifts are often combined with eyelid surgery in an effort to reduce the sagging skin of the upper eyelids.

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What Does a Forehead Lift Accomplish?

As the face ages, it naturally begins to droop. This includes your neck, cheeks and the brow region.

The main signs of brow/forehead aging are:

  • Horizontal wrinkles in the forehead
  • Vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows
  • Flat eyebrows/eyebrows which slope downwards
  • Eyebrows which sit low, causing the appearance of drooping eyelids

A forehead lift is a plastic surgery procedure aimed at restoring the forehead and brow to a smooth, naturally elevated position.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Forehead Lift?

In general, ideal candidates for a forehead lift should be in good health and be relatively fit.

Patients are recommended to quit smoking two weeks prior to the plastic surgery procedure and for at least 4 weeks after the surgery.

If you have some/all of the following signs, you may want to consider a forehead lift:

  • Descended brows
  • Flattened brow arches
  • Deep horizontal creases across your forehead
  • Excess skin or fatty tissue hanging over your eyes

One of our highly qualified plastic surgeons can help determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure.

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What are the Benefits/Risks of a Forehead Lift?

While there are many benefits of brow lift surgery, it’s important to know all of the necessary details, including any risks involved, prior to moving forward.

Benefits Risks
Enhanced/More Youthful Appearance Anesthesia Risks
Long Lasting, Natural-Looking Results  Facial Nerve Injury
Minimal Scarring Risk of Infection
Short Recovery Time Hair Loss at Incision Site
Can Combine With Other Plastic Surgery Procedures such as Eyelid Surgery For Best Results Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
Position Eyebrows To Better Suit Your Face Possible Scarring


The benefits and risks of this surgery will be fully discussed prior to your consent.

We urge our patients to address all of their concerns with our experienced plastic surgeons during your consultation.

To learn more about the forehead lift procedure or other face surgery techniques, contact our clinic today at 250-868-9799 or toll free at 877-505-8895.

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