As we age, collagen production slows and the skin inevitably begins to sag. In the forehead, this can create sagging, lowered eyebrows resulting in a tired, angry or sad appearance. An eyebrow lift is an effective cosmetic surgery option which can address these common signs of aging. The results of a brow lift are a more awake and youthful appearance. Dr. Ourian’s modern and advanced techniques avoid the “pulled,” unnatural results of the past. After training with top institutions and gaining experience in this and other cosmetic procedures, Dr. Ourian is proud to provide the best brow lift Los Angeles has to offer.
A brow lift, also known as a “forehead lift” or simply as a “eyebrow lift,” is designed to reduce sagging eyebrows. The goal of Dr. Ourian’s signature Los Angeles brow lift is to create an alert, awake, youthful, and natural-appearing brow.
At A Glance
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Surgery Length: 1 - 2 Hours
Recovery Time: General
Anesthesia: 3 - 7 Days
The best candidates for a brow lift are those struggling with drooping and sagging eyebrows. Candidates may also complain of always looking exhausted, grumpy or resigned. Additionally, patients often complain of drooping over the upper eyelids. Finally, candidates for a brow lift should be generally healthy overall and nonsmokers.
Our Beverly Hills brow lift is typically performed under either general or local (awake) anesthesia. There are two major types of brow lifts: endoscopic and lateral subcutaneous.
Candidates for the endoscopic brow lift are those without excess skin in the forehead area above the eyebrows. First, Dr. Ourian will make small incisions at the hairline. Through these incisions, an endoscope, or a thin tube with a small camera, will be inserted. Using the endoscope as a guide, the muscles and tissues will be adjusted and manipulated to soften creases in the forehead and raise the eyebrows. When this is complete, the incisions are then closed.
Candidates for the lateral subcutaneous browlift are those with higher hairlines and sagging eyebrows with excess skin. To complete a lateral subcutaneous brow lift, Dr. Ourian will make a small incision that is well hidden within the hairline. From this incision, the skin and tissues are adjusted to help soften wrinkles and creases in the forehead, and to raise the eyebrows to a more youthful and rested position. The incisions are then closed.
What is Brow Lift Recovery Like?
After your brow lift, you can expect some swelling and bruising in the forehead. Your forehead may be taped or wrapped with a compression garment to minimize swelling immediately after the surgery. Dr. Ourian will prescribe pain medication to help alleviate any discomfortyou’re your procedure is performed under general anesthesia, you will need a trusted caretaker, such as a friend or family member, to drive you home and assist you after surgery.
For most brow lift patients, are ready to return to everyday activities such as work in about 3 to 5 days following the surgery. Swelling will continue to dissipate after this period, and it may take up to several months for the recovery process to be totally complete. Be sure to follow Dr. Ourian’s directions during the recovery process to ensure proper healing. He will give you specific instructions, including recommending when you can return to more strenuous activities and exercise routines, during postoperative appointments.
It is relatively common for patients to pair a brow lift with other facial procedures which address signs of aging. One option is to pair a brow lift with blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. This procedure is designed to address drooping or sagging in the eyelid area, and enhances the youthful and awake appearance achieved through a brow lift. In more extreme cases, the two procedures combined can also alleviate vision problems associated with sagging eyelids.
Some patients also choose to pair a brow lift with a facelift. A facelift is designed to address signs of aging in the lower part of the face, such as sagging or wrinkles through the cheeks and jowls. When combined, a brow lift and facelift can effectively soften signs of aging throughout the face.
Non-surgical methods of reducing fine lines and wrinkles are also options that patients choose to pair with brow lift. Chemical peels increase collagen production and improve the skin’s elasticity while reducing the appearance of age spots, for example. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, are also available to fill in areas of lost volume and create a more youthful look.
The cost of an eyebrow lift in los Angeles will vary depending on the geographic location where you received your surgery, the expertise of the surgeon, and the extent of the surgery among other factors. Dr. Ourian’s patient concierge will give you a more specific price for your Beverly Hills brow lift after a thorough consultation.
Frequently asked questions
- Is a brow lift permanent?
- While a brow lift is designed to create long-lasting results, brow lift results are not considered permanent. That is because while the procedure does create a younger appearance, it can’t stop the natural aging process, and signs of aging will eventually reappear. You can maintain your results for longer by using proper skincare, including SPF, and avoiding certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking.
- Will a brow lift help hooded eyes?
- A brow lift serves the purpose of reducing wrinkles in the forehead and lifting the eyebrows, but does not affect the eyelids. If you wish to reduce the appearance of hooded eyelids, you may consider a blepharoplasty (or “eyelid surgery”) instead of or in addition to a brow lift.
- Does a brow lift help crow’s feet?
- A brow lift will likely help to soften the appearance of crow’s feet by gently raising the eyebrows, but may not eliminate them entirely. Be sure to discuss all of your cosmetic goals with Dr. Ourian during your consultation so that he may develop a treatment plan which best suits your desired outcome.