Due to constant action of the muscles that pull the brow down (with every blink and squeeze), the eyebrow droops with age, thereby lengthening the forehead. The Brow Lift or Forehead Lift re-fixates the eyebrows to a higher position, and smoothes the forehead. The result is a more youthful and rested appearance to the forehead and upper eyelids and a softening of lines in the forehead and between the eyes


A Forehead Lift can be performed as early as the 30s, or even beyond the 70s.

Surgical technique

The Brow Lift can be approached through several different incisions depending on the individual’s anatomy, hairline, and preferences. By far the most common approach is the Endocsopic surgery using a tiny camera through very small incisions in the scalp. Other possible incisions are just above the eyebrows, within a horizontal forehead crease, or along the hairline. During endoscopic browlift procedure, the muscles that cause frowning are carefully weakened during surgery to create a pleasant, relaxed appearance. This creates the same effect as Botox injections but unlike Botox, which is temporary, the effects of surgically weakening the muscles are permanent.

Procedure and Recovery

Brow Lift Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia and oral or IV sedation, and takes about an hour. Discomfort is minimal to moderate. Stitches or skin clips are removed in 7 to 10 days. Most patients return to work in one to two weeks.

Related procedures

Brow Lift can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Fillers, Blepharoplasty, and Facelift.

Before and After photos


An effective way to non-surgically lift your eyebrow is by using Botox. Note the desirable arching of the brow following treatment.

Eyebrow can be surgically raised by brow-lift surgery.