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The appearance of the brow can greatly affect the appearance of the entire face. Eyebrows that are naturally low or have descended with aging can make the eyes look heavy or tired. Wrinkles of the forehead can make you look older, and frown lines can make you look angry, even when you are not.

Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift minimizes the creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose; improves what are commonly referred to as frown lines; and repositions a low or sagging brow.

If you are bothered by expression lines or other signs of aging in the brow, a brow lift may be right for you. A brow lift:

  • Minimizes the creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
  • Improves what are commonly referred to as frown lines, vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
  • Repositions a low or sagging brow that is hooding the upper eyelid
  • Raises the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position
  • Tightens loose skin lateral to the eyes

Brow lifts are often combined with upper eyelid surgery to gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.

For more information about our brow lift surgery procedure, please contact us online or call us at We look forward to helping you look your best.

A Wealth of Information

Click on the links below for more info on all aspects of this procedure.

Becoming Informed

Find out how to select a surgeon and what you need to know about brow lift surgery.

Preparing for Surgery

Learn if you are a candidate for a brow, with it costs, and inportant procedure terms.

The Procedure

Get educated about anesthesia and get a step-by-step guide to how the surgery is performed.

Your Recovery

Learn what to expect from your brow lift surgery results.


At Alexander Cosmetic Surgery, the Brow Lift is one of the procedures we commonly perform for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Alexander II trained in endoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures when the technology was in its infancy and became very skilled at the procedure, performing over 50 such procedures in his first year of practice.

Most patients are pretty satisfied with how they look, they’re just not happy with the changes of age. Patients don’t want to look different, or changed, just fresher and younger. Most just want to turn back the clock several years. Many patients comment that they look older than they feel, but are wary of cosmetic eyelid surgery, especially if they've seen poor outcomes in others. We often hear, “I don’t want to look funny, or surprised.”

We have all seen celebrities, friends, or people on the street with an overdone, surprised surgical look. You will be relieved to know that this “look” can easily be avoided, and does not happen accidentally. This unnatural look is usually caused by a couple of avoidable issues.

First, when patients receive a consultation for heavy upper eyelid skin, plastic surgeons too often recommend, and perform, brow lifts in conjunction with upper eyelid surgery because a brow lift is also successful in removing unwanted eyelid skin. However, this can frequently result in a brow that is too elevated and unnatural. This procedure can artificially create a rounded, hollow look to the orbital area actually making a patient look older.

A WORD OF CAUTION: The brow lift is probably the most over-recommended procedure by plastic surgeons. When performed on a patient who doesn’t need it, it risks giving the face an unnatural, surgical look. When you see a person who has obviously had overdone eyelid surgery and has that surprised look, a brow lift is most likely the culprit.

In our practice we are careful to recommend brow lifts only for patients who have very obvious indications for requiring one. Often, eyelid surgery, which is simpler and less expensive, is all that is required to improve the upper eyelid area.

Procedures often performed in conjunction with a brow lift to rejuvenate the face are QuickLift™, eyelid lift, chemical or laser peels to smooth wrinkles, frown lines and sun-damaged skin, and fillers, such as your own fat to fill deep lines. BOTOX® is also used to relax forehead lines.


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