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Eyebrow Lift/Forehead Lift

Eyebrow Lift/Forehead Lift

The process of facial aging causes the skin of our forehead and around our eyebrows to sag or droop. This lowers the natural position of the eyebrows and can affect the appearance of the face. A droopy brow has the undesired result of making a person appear tired or angry. However, if the eyebrow is too high, it can make a person look overly surprised or concerned.

Our experienced surgeons work meticulously to place the eyebrow at a natural position, and they are able to diminish lines on the forehead, above the eyes and between the eyebrows. The result opens up the eyes, enhancing the beauty of the face and making an individual look younger, refreshed and vibrant.

Who is a candidate for an eyebrow lift or forehead lift?

The best candidates for eyebrow or forehead lift surgery are healthy men and women seeking to improve the contour of their neck and jawline. Your skilled surgeon will remove the excess fat and skin from your neck, resulting in a slimmer, more youthful neckline. The surgery tightens the platysma muscle, which has separated or sagged over time and contributes to an unsightly appearance. The soft tissues below the jawline are elevated, and any excess fat or skin beneath the chin is removed. Small incisions are hidden within the hairline and behind the ear. Our team delivers the most natural looking results while keeping facial future muscle movement and function in mind.

What is the procedure and recovery like?

Eyebrow or forehead lift surgery is performed with moderate sedation or general anesthesia, depending on a patient’s preference. Most eyebrow lifts are performed using a minimally invasive endoscopic technique that uses small 2-3 mm telescopes. This allows the surgeon to create small incisions that are hidden within the hairline instead of larger incisions that may be more noticeable. The muscle is gently lifted and reset to a more youthful position. This elevates the brows and reduces wrinkles of the forehead and lines around the eyes. The endoscopic technique reduces recovery time and minimizes pain or bruising.

The procedure is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return to home after only a few hours. Recovery may last up to one week, at which time patients may return to work and non-strenuous activities. Mild discomfort, swelling and bruising are common the first few days after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in seven to 14 days. Our experienced surgeons reduce bruising and recovery time with the application of state-of-the-art techniques. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.

Before-and-after photos of a patient who had a blepharoplasty at Keck Medicine of USC.

Before-and-after photo of a patient who had an eyebrow and forehead lift at Keck Medicine of USC

Before eyebrow and forehead lift

Before blepharoplasty

After eyebrow and forehead lift

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