Brow Lift



Purpose (indications)

  • sagging eyebrows
  • “sad “ look
  • visual field obstruction
  • crows feet at corner of eyes

What It Does

  • elevates eyebrows to more pleasing, natural position
  • can reduce visual field obstruction
  • enhances and preserves results of blepharoplasty


  • incision made along upper eyebrow margin
  • excess skin is removed & eyebrow is supported in a higher position
  • dissolvable sutures are used to close the skin edges

Recovery Time

  • 3-7 days

Recovery Instructions

  • ice compresses for first 48 hours to reduce swelling and bruising
  • no lifting over 10 pounds or straining for one to two weeks
  • sleep with head elevated for two weeks
  • clean incision lines with hydrogen peroxide four times a day for the first week

How Long It Lasts

  • 5-7 years, in most cases

Ancillary Procedures Commonly Performed In Conjunction With A Brow Lift

  • blepharoplasty
  • nasal surgery
  • facelift surgery
  • midface lift
  • laser skin resurfacing
  • chemical peels


As we age there can be laxity in the forehead and eyebrow area which can result in a more tired or angry appearance. The eyebrows not only protect the eyes of from perspiration and debris entering the orbital area , but they also provide significant aesthetic enhancement to the eyes. If the eyebrow sags it can project a more tired or fatigued appearance. If the eyebrow sags laterally, it can project the appearance that we are sad. If the middle or medial aspect of the eyebrows sags, one can project a malice appearance.

Elevation of the eyebrows can be performed as an independent procedure or in conjunction with blepharoplasty (upper eyelid tuck), or in conjunction with rejuvenation of the entire to upper third of the face (endoscopic forehead lift). In the past, external incisions were used to elevate the eyebrows which resulted in a scar very apparent for a number of months at best and infrequently left scars that were permanently visible. Recently new techniques have been developed which allow these procedures be done endoscopically or for incisions to be hidden in natural skin creases. This "minimal incision surgery" results in minimal discomfort, quick recovery times, and even longer lasting results than previous techniques. Dr. Beeson has been leading and developing many of these techniques and is internationally recognized for his expertise in this area.