Procedure Spotlight: Brow Lift

spotlight:brow lift

Who says you have to look your age? Not us! With a brow lift, you’ll find yourself looking and feeling 10 years younger. A brow lift (sometimes referred to as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation) is a cosmetic surgical procedure that drastically improves the appearance of the skin around the forehead and eyebrow area by removing excess sagging skin and repositioning the underlying muscle and tissues.

Why a brow lift?

Well, why not? Aging foreheads tend to have an undesirable effect on our facial expressions. For example, a sagging, wrinkled, brow can cause us to constantly look distraught, exhausted, or even angry. A brow lift has the ability to completely eradicate that tired, angry, appearance by smoothing away facial creases. In addition, raising the brow can open up the eye area, giving the face a more alert and youthful appearance.

Types of Brow Lift Surgery

There are two main types of brow lifts—classic and endoscopic. The classic lift is the standard of brow lift procedures, which involves one continuous incision. An endoscopic lift is a minimally invasive procedure in which an endoscope is used to make small incisions, adjusting the skin and muscles and creating the appearance of a lift. The type of lift you get will depend on your aesthetic goals and what your cosmetic surgeon recommends.


A brow lift is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are able to go home soon after your procedure (Be sure to have Netflix up and queued!) Patients typically experience very little pain after a brow lift, but pain medication can be prescribed if need be. The timeline of recovery depends on the individual. For an endoscopic lift, you can expect to resume normal activities within ten days and be fully recovered by three weeks. With a classic lift, recovery is longer and can sometimes last up to six months until 100% recovered.

If you’re considering getting a brow lift, want to learn more, or wish to schedule a consultation, give us a call at Institute of Facial and Oral Surgery Phone Number (703) 729-0077 and start your journey TODAY!