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Brow & Forehead Lift

Brow & Forehead Lift

A eyebrow lift or forehead lift can be performed alone or with other cosmetic procedures such as a facelifteyelid surgery or skin resurfacing. In almost every case, eyebrow surgery can be accomplished by a minimal-incision approach.

Wrinkles and frown lines often appear first in the eyebrow and forehead area. A forehead lift or eyebrow lift can smooth out the wrinkles and correct drooping brows or heavy lids providing a younger, friendlier appearance.

Brow lifts aim to get rid of wrinkles and furrows that come with age or to adjust the shape of a brow line. A forehead lift is a procedure that removes excess tissue, alters muscles and tightens the forehead skin.

Your Consultation

During your consultation for a eyebrow lift or forehead lift, Dr. Hopping examines your facial features and how your face moves. He discusses the benefits and risks of surgery and makes a recommendation about the best procedure for removing years of aging from your face.

The Procedure

This is an outpatient procedure at our AAAHC-certified surgical suite, the eyebrow lift is performed under local anesthesia with deep sedation, or sedation anesthesia. The surgery may take one to two hours.


After Dr. Hopping performs your eyebrow lift or forehead lift, there is a minimal amount of discomfort. Some swelling and bruising may last from seven to 10 days. As your incisions heal, you will notice some itching and possibly some numbness. These symptoms will diminish over time. You may wear make-up after three days. Your sutures will be removed in seven to 10 days. Strenuous activity is restricted for three weeks.

Expected Results

Recovery is usually one to two weeks. Results from eyebrow and forehead lift surgery tends to be long lasting. Our forehead lift and incision brow lift will give you a younger, natural look without the “surprised” look associated with older techniques.