A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that raises the position of the eyebrows and smooths forehead wrinkles by removing excess forehead skin and tissue. The goal of this procedure is to provide a fresh and rejuvenated appearance on the upper third of your face. Whether due to aging or environmental factors, this procedure provides our Las Vegas patients with the youthful look they desire. If you believe this procedure may be right for you, contact Las Vegas Body Sculpting to schedule a brow lift consultation with triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mustafa Ahmed.
- 1 About
- 2 Benefits
- 3 Candidates
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Results
- 9 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 10 Cost
- 11 FAQ
- 12 References
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, lifts the eyebrows and reduces wrinkles that develop as we age across the forehead. The eyebrows commonly droop with age, potentially causing visual restrictions because the eyelids may droop as well.  This procedure also improves the appearance of frown lines, raises sagging eyebrows that are hooding the upper eyelids, and restores the eyebrows to a more youthful position.
Brow Lift Techniques
Open or Coronal
The incision for the open brow lift technique, also known as classic or coronal, is made along the hairline. Tissue and fat may be removed and muscles are appropriately repositioned for a more youthful appearance. The skin is then pulled tight and the excess is removed. This classic technique is not performed as often anymore since there are newer, less invasive options like the endoscopic technique, explained below. In some instances though, this technique may be what is necessary to attain the results a particular patient is looking for. 
The endoscopic brow lift technique involves making a few small incisions disguised in the hairline on the scalp. A special endoscopic device is then inserted to gain visual access to the surgical area. Next, if necessary, muscles are shifted and fat and tissue are removed. The skin is then pulled from the incision locations to achieve a rejuvenated look.  This is a newer surgical technique and is very popular.
Each brow lift surgery is customized to the patient to make sure that their results compliment their natural features and overall appearance.
A brow lift is a great option for patients who want a long-lasting solution to forehead rejuvenation compared to temporary dermal fillers. This procedure makes it so you do not look tired, worried, or mad when you really aren’t, it just appears like you are because of a furrowed brow due to aging. Brow lifts provide Las Vegas patients with a bright and revitalized appearance that passersby will simply appreciate without being able to tell that you’ve had a brow lift since the incision locations are so inconspicuous and results are very natural-looking.
The ideal candidate for a brow lift surgery experiences low-set eyebrows, forehead creases, and/or hooded eyelids due to eyebrow drooping that may or may not cause blocked vision. It is typically performed on middle-aged women and men since the most common cause of a drooping brow is aging. This procedure is not ideal for patients with a noticeably receding hairline or severe asymmetry of the eyebrows since the skin is pulled as a single unit.  Patients should be in generally good health and not have any diseases or conditions that may increase surgical complications or issues properly healing. Keep in mind that smoking poses surgical risks as well.
Your personal brow lift consultation at Las Vegas Body Sculpting with Dr. Ahmed will begin with speaking about your cosmetic desires and concerns. Dr. Ahmed will listen carefully and then perform an exam to determine the best course of action to reach your goals. If your medical history is good, an individualized treatment plan will be created including pre-op and post-op instructions. No two brow lifts are the same; each patient has a different facial structure, different hairline, and different cosmetic goals. That is why we create individualized treatment plans at Las Vegas Body Sculpting. It is important to custom tailor each procedure, whether it be a brow lift or another procedure, to fit the unique contour, frame, structure, and overall aesthetic of each patient. Give us a call today at (702) 447-1257 to schedule your consultation and we will create a custom treatment for you!
Preparation for brow lift surgery includes not smoking and not taking anti-inflammatory or herbal medications. Filling prescriptions and having supplies before surgery is ideal so it is one less thing to worry about postoperatively. Please also make sure to have a ride home arranged. Additional personalized instructions will be given to you before your surgery.
Brow lifts are performed under general anesthesia and take roughly one to two hours. Depending on the predetermined technique, incisions will be made on either the hairline or the scalp. The skin will be lifted, fat and tissue are removed as necessary and muscle is moved accordingly. The skin is then pulled to create the desired aesthetic and the remaining skin is excised. Temporary sutures are then used to close the incisions and bandages will be placed.
After brow lift surgery, the incision locations are wrapped in bandages and possibly tape; drains may be placed to drain fluid. You are able to shower the next day. Bruising and swelling are common the first couple of weeks after your surgery. After this period of time, you should be free to continue your normal routine; this will be better assessed during your follow-up visit.
Results of a brow lift can be seen right after surgery, but the best results are to be enjoyed once your body has completely healed. Depending on the technique performed, it is possible for your brow lift to last 10+ years.
Realistic expectations are important. A brow lift cannot permanently combat natural aging effects, so it is possible for the eyebrows to eventually slightly droop. Further, brow lift surgery only addresses the upper portion of the face; it will not provide similar results to a facelift but it will leave you looking more youthful and alert.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Las Vegas brow lifts improve the appearance of the upper third of the face. If you are seeking full facial rejuvenation, you may be interested in a facelift, neck lift, and/or blepharoplasty.
If you wish to turn back the hands of time and regain your youthful visage, a facelift may be the perfect procedure to add to your brow lift because a facelift addresses the lower two-thirds of the face. A facelift, similar to a brow lift, utilizes discretely placed incisions along the hairline or ears to reposition muscle and tissue to create definition and restore a youthful contour.
A neck lift removes loose neck skin and tissue to restore a youthful neck. Loose or sagging skin is a common effect of aging, unfortunately. That is why more than 160,000 women and men had neck lift surgery in 2020 alone! 
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a procedure that addresses loose eyelid skin. While a brow lift can slightly raise the upper eyelid, it is not a procedure specifically designed to do so like blepharoplasty is. That is why the two cosmetic procedures can be performed together, to revitalize the top half of your face.
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The cost of brow lift surgery in Las Vegas varies depending on the technique used in your specific case and whether you chose to add additional facial rejuvenation procedures. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Ahmed will provide you with a cost breakdown after he performs an exam and you have a discussion about your aesthetic goals.
Brow lift versus blepharoplasty
A brow lift focuses on lifting the eyebrows to a more youthful position on the face. This in turn can naturally raise the eyelids and smooth forehead creases. Blepharoplasty, also referred to as eyelid surgery, only addresses loose skin around the eyes. One procedure is not meant to replace the other, rather, both can be performed together for beautifully comprehensive results.
Are brow lifts popular?
Yes! The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that in 2019, more than 270,000 people received brow lifts.  It is a popular facial plastic surgery procedure for both men and women.
What is a non-surgical brow lift?
If you are just beginning to show signs of aging and do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure at this time, Botox is also referred to as a non-surgical brow lift. This is because it freezes the forehead muscles so they temporarily do not contract and this allows the dynamic wrinkles on the forehead to smooth and diminish in appearance. Botox cannot remedy skin laxity or deep creases; to address such effects, a traditional brow lift procedure would be best. Dr. Ahmed can help you decide on the best course of action during a personal consultation.
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- Brow Lift Guide. American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Published July 21, 2014. Accessed September 13, 2022. https://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/procedure-learning-center/face/brow-lift-guide/
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- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2020 National Plastic Surgery Statistics.; 2021. Accessed September 13, 2022. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2020/plastic-surgery-statistics-report-2020.pdf
- ISAPS INTERNATIONAL SURVEY on AESTHETIC/COSMETIC PROCEDURES. Accessed September 13, 2022. https://www.isaps.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Global-Survey-2019.pdf