About 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.
Brow Lift Reviews
"Where do I begin? First, with a big Thank You! After consulting with several plastic surgeons to do a facelift, neck lift, and upper eyelids, I found Dr. Silver. Having work done on your face takes a big leap of faith in a surgeon and Dr. Silver addressed all my concerns, thoroughly explaining the procedures he would recommend, while pointing out any unrealistic expectations. He was so amiable and committed to helping me achieve my goal, I left his office filled with complete confidence in his abilities. I am three weeks into my recovery and I’m already amazed at the difference. And I cannot forget to mention his nurse, Stacy, who is an absolute gem. Follow their instructions prior to surgery (taking ALL the medications that are recommended) and you won’t be disappointed. I will be going back for a brow lift the end of the year and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. I cannot recommend Dr. Silver strongly enough!"- D.W. / Google / Aug 15, 2018
"I went in for Botox with Dr. Silver. I was very impressed. He was professional, courtious, attentive and asked me a lot of questions about what I wanted to achieve. He listened to everything I addressed and explained in detail his thoughts and his recommendations he had for me. He was very gentle with the botox injections and very precise with where the injections were going. At that point I said, "Wow" this doctor is a perfectionist. When it comes to a Ladies face, we all want perfection. The next few days as the Botox started to work, I noticed, it looked like I had a natural brow lift done with just a few Botox injections. I am very pleased with my results. I would trust Dr. Silver with any plastic surgery procedure and I highly recommend him. I had an exceptional experience and impeccable results."- D.P. / Google / Jul 15, 2018
"Doctor Silver is nothing short of amazing! I recently underwent some cosmetic facial surgery (facelift, neck lift, lower lid blepharoplasty and forehead lift)... I am currently 6 weeks out and in such a short time my results are unbelievably flawless . I am nothing less than ecstatic.Doctor Silver is not only a master of his trade, but is compassionate, caring and genuine in his demeanor... he is the complete package of what anyone could want or hope for in a doctor. That being said, let me not forget to mention his amazing assistant Stacey! She's been there from start to finish and mirrors Doctor Silver with skill and personality.I've definitely found a rare gem and will continue to entrust all of my future aesthetic needs to Doctor Silver. I would highly recommend Doctor Silver to anyone looking for cosmetic surgery. He truly is the complete package!"- A.P. / Google / Mar 28, 2019
"If you are looking for a skilled surgeon with an excellent aesthetic understanding, look no further than Dr. Andrew Silver. I recently travelled to Las Vegas to undergo combined procedures with Dr. Silver that included a facelift, upper and lower eyelids, brow lift and fat transfer. From my first consultation, to the recovery and aftercare, Dr. Silver has continued to impress me on all fronts. He is both brilliant and down-to-earth. He really cares for his patients and you feel he is as vested in a great outcome as you are yourself. His impressive credentials include fellowship and residency training that is specialized in facial plastic surgery (though he also does amazing bodywork). Dr. Silver is particularly knowledgeable on the finer details that are visually impactful, and go beyond what many other surgeons offer. He does not take shortcuts, and integrates the latest techniques with gold standard procedures. My incisions were carefully executed so that the scars are nearly undetectable, and my result is beautiful and naturally balanced, not over-done. Also, Dr. Silver has one of the best bedside manners you will find, and his staff is well-trained to provide you with very specific information and instructions to make your surgery experience smooth. I would highly recommend to anyone researching surgeons to make an appointment with Dr. Silver and like me, you will be happy you did."- J.M. / Google / Mar 28, 2019
"Last year Dr. Andrew Silver (with ANSON•EDWARDS•HIGGINS) worked his magic on me doing a neck and lower face lift along with an upper blepharoplasty and fat transfer. This year I went back to him to have my lateral endoscopic brow lift done and, once again, Dr. Silver’s work is nothing short of amazing. I was given detailed instructions prior to surgery and all my questions were answered, so I went into the process feeling totally prepared. Everyone on his team was so thoughtful, caring and honest about the procedure and what to expect. It’s been one month since surgery and I am beyond happy with the results and will continue to recommend Dr. Silver to anyone considering a cosmetic procedure. Where do I begin? First, with a big Thank You! After consulting with several plastic surgeons to do a facelift, neck lift, and upper eyelids, I found Dr. Silver. Having work done on your face takes a big leap of faith in a surgeon and Dr. Silver addressed all my concerns, thoroughly explaining the procedures he would recommend, while pointing out any unrealistic expectations. He was so amiable and committed to helping me achieve my goal, I left his office filled with complete confidence in his abilities. I am three weeks into my recovery and I’m already amazed at the difference. And I cannot forget to mention his nurse, Stacy, who is an absolute gem. Follow their instructions prior to surgery (taking ALL the medications that are recommended) and you won’t be disappointed. I will be going back for a brow lift the end of the year and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. I cannot recommend Dr. Silver strongly enough!"- D.W. / Google / Sep 28, 2019
Is A brow lift for you?
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.
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 to Expect
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 FAQS
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.