Reason for Considering a Browlift:

-Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position. 

About the Forehead Lift/Browlift Procedure

Almost anyone who is over 40 starts to develop a little bit of excess skin of the upper eyelids.  Patients who desire a browlift often notice this in advance because they look at themselves in the mirror and hold their brows up to see what it looks like.  Moderate brow heaviness can be overcome by Botox or Dysport which is injected into the muscles that depress or pull down the brow.  When this no longer yields the desired elevation or if the patients have a heavier brow, a browlift is a wonderful procedure to rejuvenate and elevate the brows and create a nice arched position.  This can be performed through almost invisible scar in your hairline.   Browlifts can be performed like facelifts under local anesthesia with sedation pills.  There is a little more swelling associated with this procedure and patients usually require about two weeks to recover. 


Recovery Process

You will need someone to drive you home following the procedure and may require assistance with daily activities for the next couple of days. Stitches are usually removed within seven to ten days of the procedure. You will not be able to do strenuous activity or go to work for approximately one week following surgery. You will be advised to refrain from saunas and hot tubs for several months.

While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the post-op instructions.


The Andochick Center for Cosmetic Surgery