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Brow Lift

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift:

  • 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

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Brow Lift Candidates

You may be a candidate for brow lift surgery if you:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Don’t smoke
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals


As we age, unsightly wrinkle lines may appear on the forehead. Frown lines between the brows can make us look angry or “too serious.” Skin relaxation may cause the eyebrows to drop, hooding our upper eyelids and making us look tired. If you are bothered by these signs of aging in the brow region, a brow lift may be right for you.

Find out if you're a good candidate

  • Brow Lift Recovery

    Brow Lift Recovery

    During your brow lift recovery, your forehead may be taped and your head may be loosely wrapped to minimize swelling and bruising after the procedure is completed.


    A thin tube may be present to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin. This is usually removed the day after surgery.


    You will be given specific instructions that will include:

    • How to care for the surgical site and drains
    • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
    • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
    • When to follow up with Dr. Almonte
    • What medication to take after surgery
    • Will I have dressings/bandages?
    • When will they be removed?
    • Are stitches removed? When?
    • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
    • When do I return for follow-up care?
  • Brow Lift Surgery Recovery Time

    Brow Lift Surgery Recovery Time

    Initial wound healing may take 10 to 14 days. Sutures will be removed when it is appropriate. You should be ready to return to work and normal activity within one to two weeks, depending on your occupation. Cosmetics can help camouflage any bruising.

  • Preparing for Brow Lift Surgery

    Preparing for Brow Lift Surgery

    In preparing for brow lift surgery, you may be asked to:

    • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
    • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
    • Stop smoking
    • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and other supplements as they can increase bleeding
  • Brow Lift Risks and Safety Information

    Brow Lift Risks and Safety Information

    The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal. While Dr. Almonte considers this operation very safe, there still are some risks. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.


    Brow lift surgery risks include, but are not limited to:

    • Bleeding
    • Loss of hair around the incisions
    • Elevated hairline
    • Fluid accumulation
    • Infection
    • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation or intense itching
    • Poor wound healing
    • Possibility of revision surgery
  • Local Anesthesia

    Local Anesthesia

    To maximize patient safety, Dr. Almonte performs the brow lift under local anesthesia.  This reduces your anesthesia risks, while keeping you very comfortable.

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