What Is Brow Lift Surgery?
A brow lift, also known as a browplasty or forehead lift, is a popular cosmetic procedure that helps create a lifted brow appearance, which offers a younger look to the upper section of the face. A drooping brow can frequently cause a tired or angry appearance. A browplasty surgically corrects a sagging brow to create a refreshed face by removing excess skin while lifting the eyebrows. Our skilled surgical team has been performing brow lift surgeries on both women and men for many years. The result reveals a younger and smoother facial contour. In addition, dermal fillers and BOTOX are often included with a brow lift at Plastic Surgery Vegas for optimal results, creating a softer appearance. Reach out to our office in Las Vegas, NV to learn more.
What Are The Benefits of A Brow Lift?
An individualized brow lift surgery performed by a member of our skilled team of plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Vegas has a number of great aesthetic benefits, including:
- Reducing the "angry and tired" look
- Smoothing wrinkles, creases, and lines
- Creating a more alert, refreshed appearance
- Achieving a rejuvenated, more youthful look
- Eliminating sagging skin in the upper eyelid
- Restoring the natural eyebrow arches
- Procedure can be customized to your unique needs
- Results are dramatic and long-lasting
Brow Lift Reviews
"My journey with Dr. Andrew Silver began nearly a year ago after my neighbor had recommended I see him for a consultation regarding a procedure (PDO threads) that I had booked elsewhere. She had just gotten a facelift and neck lift and looked absolutely incredible only 10 days post-op. I noticed how quickly she was healing as well as her beautiful, natural results. She then showed me a photo of Dr. Silver and I called to make an appointment immediately. I was able to get in within a week or two which was nice, given his reputation as one of the top plastic surgeons in Las Vegas. I had a few other procedures I had recently taken interest in so I was looking forward to covering all of them in the consultation. When I arrived at his office I appreciated the aesthetic of the facility itself. It’s warm and chic, similar to one of the five star resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. His entire staff, from the front desk, to nurses, assistants, and office managers are all extremely friendly, and welcoming. When I finally met Dr Silver, I was a little disappointed because he was wearing a mask, but he introduced himself and asked what my concerns were. I quickly realized how thorough he was, patient, and a perfectionist of his craft! All of the things you look for in a plastic surgeon. He detoured me from the PDO threads and explained in detail why. He answered all my questions, and gave his opinion; which is refreshing because he’s conservative and I feel his approach “less is more”- helps give elevating results rather than changing anyone’s unique natural beauty. I had botched lip filler from another office he helped dissolve. He was able to meticulously dissolve the migrated filler without dissolving all of it, so he didn’t even have to add anymore! Last year the tiny bags under my eyes had started to bother me and I was feeling self conscious. Dr. Silver suggested a lower blepharoplasty with fat transposition for the results I was seeking. I could not be MORE IN LOVE with the results :) His surgery team was so caring and funny, or maybe it was me on the anesthesia, but either way it was a great experience. Preop was the following morning and my entire healing process from that procedure was seamless which I partially attribute to Stacie and her amazing pre-op, post-op instructions that she gives in person ; via email, and has written handouts. I’m also grateful for the healing pre/ post op vitamins they give you! Fast forward to today, I’m laying here on my sofa one day out from my second surgery (3rd procedure) with Dr Silver! This time I was correcting some excess fat sub-mental (double chin). I wanted to do it under general anesthesia as I was too chicken to do it awake, so I decided to try something I liked the look of that’s popular throughout the entertainment industry right now, an endoscopic brow lift. What I call a “pony tail” brow lift. I’m slightly swollen on day two, but I’m already ecstatic with the results I’m seeing!!! Same experience with surgery yesterday. Everyone was on their A game at 6am. I felt completely comfortable thanks to the whole team. I will update this review with before / after pics of myself as soon as I’m healed. I hope this reaches everyone exactly as it is meant to. I’ll just end by saying I’m never letting another surgeon touch my face, EVER!"- A.P. / Google / Oct 01, 2021
"A huge shout out to Dr. Silver and his attentive team at Plastic Surgery Vegas. I had Dr. Silver perform a brow lift/lower blepharoplasty in September and from my first evaluation through my one month follow-up, his professionalism, attention to detail and expectation setting has made me feel comfortable and confident that he was the right provider for me. I am thankful to his team for the exceptional care and high level of communication and look forward to being a client long-term. Thanks Dr. Silver for helping me feel my best! I will be sharing my experience with my friends and am happy to have potential clients call me as a reference. Melissa"- M.M. / Google / Oct 07, 2021
"A huge shout out to Dr. Silver and his attentive team at Plastic Surgery Vegas. I had Dr. Silver perform a brow lift/lower blepharoplasty in September and from my first evaluation through my one month follow-up, his professionalism, attention to detail and expectation setting has made me feel comfortable and confident that he was the right provider for me. I am thankful to his team for the exceptional care and high level of communication and look forward to being a client long-term. Thanks Dr. Silver for helping me feel my best! I will be sharing my experience with my friends and am happy to have potential clients call me as a reference. Melissa"- M.M. / Google / Oct 26, 2021
"I first went to Dr. Silver for a consultation in October of 2021. After much thought and seeing several other Dr. Offices I chose Plastic Surgery Vegas. I had a Browlift, Blepharoplasty, and Dermabrasion. I very much appreciated the efficient way the office is ran. It is a very welcoming office. Dr. Silver took the time to address all of my concerns. His staff is very kind and understanding. If you follow all instructions you will have a great outcome, as I did. I healed very fast, and with minimal down time. I am very happy with my decision. I also appreciate the post op visits. He is very thorough with every thing he does. I highly recommend him to anyone considering any procedure. Thank you again Dr. Silver."- T.K. / Google / Apr 29, 2022
"I had an upper blepharoplasty and brow lift done by Dr. Silver last month. The results have exceeded my expectations! He is truly gifted at what he does. I feel like a younger version of myself and this has ultimately boosted my confidence! The entire experience from the front of the house staff to the surgical staff were amazing!! I felt like they genuinely cared about me and went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process."- J.C. / Google / Nov 12, 2022
Am I A Good Candidate For A Brow Lift?
As we age, skin laxity decreases and causes many aspects of the face to begin to sag. This is especially important in the upper face region and usually impacts women and men. When looking in a mirror, do you seem angry or tired, or see frown lines between the eyebrows, or are bothered by a drooping brow? A surgical brow lift at Plastic Surgery Vegas can be the right aesthetic procedure for your goals.
How is A Brow Lift Performed?
Before the procedure, anesthesia is used. This may be done under general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the extent of the procedure. The incision technique used during a brow lift is determined, depending on the degree of sag, if the forehead is affected, and the appearance of the hairline. Some of the different techniques to consider:
- Traditional Incision
Also known as the open lift incision, this puts the incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. The traditional incision not only hides scarring, but it allows a certain amount of controlled lifting during the procedure. The open incision is good for those with both frown lines and a sagging brow. This is the better method if you are concerned about a receding hairline.
- Trichophytic Incision
This incision is made right against the patient's hairline. A trichophytic incision permits significant lifting of the brow for patients who have a strong hairline with little risk for recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also called a temporal browplasty, the lateral method sets the incision inside the hairline slightly above the temples. The lateral incision permits the outer sections of the brow to be treated and is best for sagging that is visible in the outer brows. The lateral technique also helps to smooth Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
The endoscopic lift is a more modern method employed in a brow lift. This method places several tiny incisions beyond the hairline and inserts the endoscope, which is pushed down to the eyebrow to release its attachments. Through the endoscope's camera, the brow tissue is repositioned using stitches to place the brow in a better position.
What Should I Expect After Brow Lift Surgery?
The recovery period following a brow lift varies in each patient with the majority of discomfort and swelling reported with the open approach compared to the endoscopic or temporal methods. In general, there will be slight bruising and swelling in the upper face around the eyebrows and sometimes near the eyes. Cold compresses may help to diminish the swelling. We recommend patients sleep upright for at least three nights following their surgery. It is important to avoid any movement or activities that may put pressure on the face. The average recovery time from a brow lift is about 2 – 3 weeks. The outcome can usually be seen immediately with a rejuvenated appearance that seems softer, more alert, and with a visible improvement in sagging skin and fine lines in the upper half of the face.
Brow lift FAQ
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a brow lift or full facelift will depend on where you have sagging skin, as well as your goals. You should openly talk about your concerns during your consultation so we can help you decide which treatment is best. Many patients come in wanting a full facelift discover they only need a brow lift and vice versa. With our extensive experience, our team can confidently help you create your unique treatment plan to give you your best results.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical options, including laser skin tightening and injectables (like Juvéderm and BOTOX), that can provide mild improvements. However, brow lift surgery is better for longer-lasting results and significant improvements. In your consultation, we can go over both your surgical and nonsurgical options so you can decide which is better for you.
What technique should I choose?
We will go over brow lift surgery techniques during your consultation to help you know the benefits of each. We will then help you choose the best technique for your needs and goals. Some of the factors that might influence your choice are your hairline (factoring in both your current hairline, as well as your risk of developing a receding hairline), the degree of skin sagging, and recovery time available.
Will my results look natural?
We will create your treatment plan for your needs and goals to help you look refreshed and younger, not tight or frozen. During your surgery, we will concentrate on removing excess skin. The remaining tissue and skin will be smoothed so your results don't lift your eyebrows too high or limit your facial expressions.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Don't let your sagging forehead make others think you're mad, sad, angry, or tired — schedule a consultation to get more information about a brow lift at Plastic Surgery Vegas in Las Vegas, NV. By raising your sagging brow, you can improve your entire appearance and look more youthful and refreshed. Our surgical team strives for natural-looking results, and your brow lift will have your friends and family saying you look younger instead of thinking you had surgery.