Although they appear as distinct features on the face, the underlying anatomical structure of the eyebrows and eyelids is closely linked. In fact, when an upper eyelid appears heavy, the problem is often the gravitational effect caused by the descent of the lateral brow. Similarly, even when the issue pertains more to upper eyelid changes, the eyebrow position relative to the eyelid helps determine whether simply limiting surgery to the eyelid is wise; if the brow appears too low, then the resultant effect after upper eyelid surgery may appear too crowded unless the brow is elevated as well.
Due to this continuum between the eyelids and eyebrows, Dr. Albert Cytryn always evaluates both features when performing an aesthetic assessment of the upper face. If the brow is determined to be a contributing factor to cosmetic concerns—whether alone or in combination with eyelid-specific issues—a brow lift can often an excellent option.
What Is a Brow Lift?
A brow lift—sometimes referred to as a forehead lift—is a cosmetic procedure designed to elevate the browline to a more desirable position while also helping rejuvenate the entire forehead region. More specifically, brow lift surgery can be performed to:
- Raise heavy, drooping skin that hangs into the upper eye area
- Broaden range of vision previously obstructed by hanging skin
- Improve the symmetry of uneven eyebrows
- Smooth deep vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Minimize horizontal wrinkles and creases extending along the forehead
- Relieve forehead muscle tension
- Improve a perpetually angry or tired appearance
Dr. Cytryn has over two decades of experience in forehead lifting for both women and men, and he is highly skilled in utilizing the advanced endoscopic approach to achieve exceptional results while limiting signs of surgery. Depending on your unique needs and goals, he can perform a brow lift by itself or as a complement to other aesthetic facial procedures, such as an eyelid lift and/or facelift.
How Is the Endoscopic Brow Lift Performed?
When performed alone, endoscopic brow lifting is typically a 45-minute, outpatient procedure that requires only mild twilight sedation. During treatment, Dr. Cytryn will make a few small incisions that are strategically hidden in the scalp to minimize the potential for visible scarring. Through these incisions, he carefully raises and tightens both the skin and underlying musculature of the forehead with the aid of several specialized instruments and a tiny fiber optic camera. If necessary, the eyebrows will also be repositioned for an improved look and ideal symmetry. To complete the procedure, any excess tissue is meticulously removed, and all incisions are carefully closed to promote optimal healing.
What Is the Brow Lift Recovery Process Like?
Following brow lift surgery, you may experience some degree of swelling and/or bruising throughout the treatment region, but these temporary symptoms should dissipate relatively quickly. Significant pain is rare, though if any discomfort does arise, it can generally be effectively controlled with analgesic medication. You will likely be able to return to work and non-strenuous daily routines within about seven days; however, any activities of intense physical nature—such as heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, and most sports—should be avoided for at least several weeks to allow the body ample time to heal.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?
On average, an endoscopic brow lift from Dr. Cytryn costs between $2,200–$2,900 when performed by itself. In the event an even less invasive approach can be used to elevate the brow, however, the cost may be slightly reduced.
Ultimately, exact treatment pricing will be influenced by factors such as the technique employed, the complexity of surgery, and whether or not additional procedures are simultaneously conducted. As a result, an in-person consultation is needed to determine brow lift cost. During this appointment, Dr. Cytryn will evaluate your unique needs and aesthetic goals and provide a personalized price quote based on the specifics of your custom treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you have additional questions about brow lifting, or if you think this procedure may be right for you and wish to speak with Dr. Cytryn, we encourage you to contact us online or by phone today to schedule a consultation.