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Brow Lift (Forehead Lift) in Los Angeles, CA


One of the earliest signs of aging is the look of being tired and aggravated all the time. This is often due to drooping eyebrows and excess wrinkles and fine lines across the forehead. At Rejuva Medical Aesthetics, Kian Karimi, MD, FACS, and Chester Griffiths, MD, FACS, double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, perform brow lifts on people living in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Brentwood and the surrounding communities in California, who want a relaxed and pleasant facial expression as well as a younger appearance.

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift, also called a forehead lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that raises the eyebrows and eliminates fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead. It also diminishes or erases furrowed brows that give off an angry expression. The goal is to create a more relaxed appearance that looks rejuvenated without looking surprised.

There are several methods for performing an eyebrow lift. They consist of endoscopic (minimally invasive), open approach (making incisions either just behind the hairline or within the hair itself), or direct approach.

  • Endoscopic Brow Lift: The endoscopic brow lift is probably the most frequently utilized approach. It uses multiple, small incisions made behind the hairline. Mostly younger people with congenital, or early aging brow sagging, and mild forehead lines and wrinkles elect this method.
  • Open Brow Lift: This method, also called a trichophytic or coronal lift, is the most effective and long lasting brow (forehead) lift. An incision is made just behind the hairline or within the hair to conceal any scarring although most scarring fades dramatically. Those undergoing an open brow lift have significant brow hanging and marked wrinkles and forehead lines.
  • Direct Brow Lift: This method is very safe and straightforward with the incisions made just above the eyebrows. It is performed almost exclusively on males, as full eyebrows are helpful to camouflage the incision.

Before and After 8 Months, Endoscopic Brow Lift, Facelift and Necklift with Fat Transfer by Kian Karimi MD, FACS

Benefits of a Brow Lift

Brow lifts decrease lines and wrinkles, eliminate a tired expression, and restore a brighter appearance. They also offer the following benefits:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved appearance
  • Minimal or no scarring
  • Short recovery
  • Increased self-esteem

Who is a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift?

Whether hereditary or simply the effects of aging, anyone with excess amounts of skin that seem to hang from the eyebrows that causes an unhappy or irritated appearance is the ideal candidate for a brow or forehead lift. It is important to be in satisfactory health to undergo this, or any surgical procedure as well as have a realistic expectation about the outcome.

What Do I Do to Prepare for My Brow Lift?

Prior to having a brow lift, there are several steps involved to ensure a successful procedure. These include getting consent from your primary care physician that you are healthy enough for the surgery, along with having bloodwork to test for any underlying conditions that may have an impact.

During your consultation, we provide you with a list of preoperative and post-op instructions. Some of the steps to take to prepare for your brow lift involve you stopping any smoking several weeks prior and following your brow lift, and avoiding any medications and supplements that thin the blood a couple of weeks before surgery. Additionally, we ask that you have someone provide transportation to and from the procedure as well as stay with you for the first 24-48 hours following your brow lift.

What Should I Expect on the Day of My Brow Lift?

On the day of your brow lift, the plastic surgeon marks the places where he plans to make the incision. Following that preparation, anesthesia is administered, and the procedure is performed. Incisions are made according to the selected method. Once the incisions are made, the skin is lifted and pulled to raise the brows and smooth any wrinkles and lines in the forehead while maintaining a natural look. After that is done, the incisions are sewn up then dressed and bandaged to provide support and protection during the initial healing process.

How Long Does It Take to Perform a Brow Lift?

Depending on the length of the procedure, a brow lift typically takes between one and two hours; however, if it is combined with other facial surgery procedures, it may take a little longer. Your plastic surgeon may provide you with more details about the length of your surgery during your consultation.

What to Expect After a Brow Lift

The healing and recovery process vary based on the method used to perform the brow lift. Endoscopic brow lifts often involve slight numbness as well as minor swelling and discomfort around the incision sites for the first few days. This is easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Any sutures used to close the incisions are removed within the first week.

More invasive brow lifts (open and direct approaches) take a bit longer for recovery since they are more invasive. To minimize swelling, it is best to keep the area wrapped, and the head elevated even when sleeping for the first few days. Sutures are usually removed within about two weeks. There may be some swelling around the eyes and cheeks that diminishes within a couple of weeks. We suggest that patients plan to take one to two weeks off work for healing and recovery. At that point, any bruising or redness may be camouflaged with makeup.

Will I Have Scars from My Brow Lift?

Incisions are made within the hairline or eyebrows, so any residual scarring is well hidden to the point that women are able to wear their hair pulled back with no anxiety about scars being noticeable.

When Will I See the Results?

Initially, the results from brow (forehead) lifts may leave a surprised look. As the swelling goes down and the bruising and redness fades, the eyebrows and forehead look natural with just a subtle change that is more relaxed and pleasant.

How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost in Los Angeles?

The cost of a brow lift is different with each patient as it takes into the consideration the method used, the extent of the procedure and whether it is done in conjunction with another facial surgery procedure. During your consultation, we will review the costs along with payment and financing options.

Rejuva Medical Aesthetics is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Brentwood and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us now!

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