Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)

A brow lift can provide a significantly more refreshed and youthful look to the face by correcting the characteristics that cause a tired and aged appearance. Due to a loss of skin elasticity, sun damage and repeated muscle contraction, the brow begins to descend lower on the face and creases become etched along the forehead and between the brows causing the face to have an aged, fatigued and worried appearance.


Patients commonly request rejuvenation surgery on the forehead because the area is large enough to comprise the major focal and expression point of the upper face, the eyes notwithstanding. Given time and gravity, the muscles that hold the forehead smooth become loose and weak, allowing deep wrinkles to appear. Correction of a wrinkled forehead usually leads to a more youthful look.

When performing a forehead lift procedure, muscles and tissue areas that droop or cause creases are removed or corrected to smooth the skin on the forehead to reduce frown lines and raise the eyebrows. There are two surgical methods, and during your initial consultation the procedure that works best for you will be recommended. The first is the most conventional method where a surgical incision is hidden just above the hairline. Browlifts are also performed using an endoscope which enables the procedure to be performed with a minimal number of incisions. While the traditional method can sometimes attain more lift, both methods create smoother, flatter skin on the forehead.