A brow lift or browplasty, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to elevate a drooping eyebrow that may obstruct vision and/or to remove the deep “worry” lines that run across the forehead and may portray to others anger, sternness, hostility, fatigue or other unintended emotions.
Anesthesia type: General
Facility type: Outpatient surgical center
Recovery time: 1-2 weeks
What to expect during recovery: Swelling, moderate to severe bruising, pain or discomfort, tightness in the forehead, lack of sensation in/around the surgical area.
Deciding to have a brow lift –
If you are considering a brow lift, after educating yourself about the procedure on our website, please call our office to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Hurvitz at his Long Beach, CA. office. During your visit, let Dr. Hurvitz know what bothers you about your brow or forehead. Dr. Hurvitz will examine your eyes, brow, temple and forehead, followed by explaining how specific changes will enhance your appearance. He will also let you know if your expectations are realistic and achievable. During your consultation Dr. Hurvitz will review your overall health and discuss the risks, recovery time, and costs involved with brow lift surgery. All of this information will help you decide whether having a brow lift is right for you.
About brow lift surgery –
Brow lift surgery 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. It will improve vertical frown lines that develop between the eyebrows. A brow lift is also ideal for lifting sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids and it will place the eyebrows in an alert youthful position. It is common for men and women to complain about their upper eyelids feeling heavy and/or they are experiencing frequent headaches. This can be result of subconsciously trying to lift the eyes to avoid that heavy tired feeling. Droopy brows and eyelids can also impair vision. Dr. Hurvitz may recommend combining a brow lift with upper eyelid surgery to correct both brow sag and upper eyelid hooding.
Brow lift surgery is considered an invasive procedure and requires general anesthesia. There tends to be quite a bit of bruising and discomfort resulting from this procedure, however Dr. Hurvitz’s Long Beach patients frequently mention the end result was worth it.