What Is A Brow Lift?

The goal of a brow lift is to achieve a more youthful and attractive appearance by lifting the eyebrows, it also reduces deep horizontal creases across the forehead and bridge of the nose, as well as frown lines between the eyebrows.

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Why Patients Love the Brow Lift

  • Removes or reduces horizontal forehead lines
  • Removes or reduces the harsh line at the bridge of the nose
  • “Opens” the eyes and makes them appear brighter
  • Lifts the eyebrows to a more youthful position
  • Tightens excess skin on the forehead 
  • Delivers a refreshed, friendlier, more youthful facial appearance

Common Techniques for the Brow Lift Procedure

There are two techniques used for performing a brow lift. Which technique is chosen for you will depend on the thickness, texture, and elasticity of your skin, your facial bone structure, the overall appearance of your eyebrows and eyelids, and the position of your brows.

The Classic Lift 

The classic brow lift requires a long incision that runs across the top of the head, at the hairline, and down to the ears. However, for a woman who has a high forehead, a coronal incision may be used. The coronal incision is made behind the hairline.

The Endoscopic Lift 

The endoscopic brow lift requires 3-5 small incisions made across the forehead at the hairline. These shorter incisions mean less recovery time and less scarring than a traditional brow lift.

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Brow Lift Surgery Details

A brow lift usually takes 1-2 hours and is performed under either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Dr. Parakh will complete your procedure in a hospital, an office-based surgical suite, or an ambulatory center.

Depending on the surgical technique chosen, one long incision or a series of small incisions will be made. Tissue and muscle underneath the skin are repositioned as necessary.

At the end of the procedure, Dr. Parakh will close the incision(s) with sutures, screws, adhesives, or surgical tape. A drain may be applied to collect excess blood and fluid. You will then be moved to a recovery area for observation.

What to Expect After Surgery

Although a brow lift is typically an outpatient procedure, an overnight stay may be necessary for some patients. Following your brow lift in New Jersey, swelling may be pronounced for the first day or two after surgery, and most swelling goes away within two weeks.

To prevent postoperative bleeding, we recommend avoiding bending and heavy lifting for a few days. It can take up to three to six months for swelling to fully subside and for your scars to fade.

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Brow Lift Results

Depending on your pre-surgical appearance and goals, the results of your brow lift — which can be seen immediately — can be either subtle or dramatic. Your eyes will appear more open, and any creases across your forehead, bridge of your nose, and between your eyes will be much less noticeable.

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Are There Any Risks Associated with a Brow Lift?

Before you decide to schedule your brow lift surgery, you will need to fully discuss with Dr. Parakh the risks associated with the procedure.

These may include:

  • Hair loss around the incision site(s)
  • Facial asymmetry
  • An elevated hairline
  • Injury to the facial nerves
  • Eye dryness/irritation
  • Temporary numbness of the forehead is expected

Who Makes the Best Brow Lift Candidate?

Dr. Parakh is located in Englewood, NJ, and proudly serves the surrounding New Jersey area. If you’re considering a brow lift with her, you may be the perfect candidate, depending on certain factors. Those who typically make the best patients for this procedure… 

  • Are unhappy with their forehead appearance
  • Are interested in reducing forehead lines 
  • Desire a more inviting, well-rested facial expression
  • Are non-smokers in good health 
  • Do not have uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, or bleeding/blood clotting disorders
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Anticipating A Natural-Looking Outcome

At Parakh Plastic Surgery, our patients can experience a preview of their outcome with VECTRA 3D Imaging. This groundbreaking device gives Dr. Parakh and her patients the opportunity to “dial in” the final outcome, allowing them to agree on a course of treatment.

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Why Choose Dr. Parakh?

Parakh Plastic Surgery is an intimate, boutique practice where Dr. Shwetambara Parakh provides a patient-centered experience focused on ultimate comfort and state-of-the-art, personalized care. Dr. Parakh is double board-certified in plastic and general surgery, as well as a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a RealSelf Verified Doctor and Top Doctor, member of The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a NewBeauty Top Beauty Doctor, a Castle Connolly Top Doctor®, and one of New York Metro area Top Doctors. She understands that you want to look and feel your best — and she believes you deserve to achieve your unique aesthetic vision. If you’re interested to know if you’re a good candidate for a brow lift, we invite you to contact our office, speak to our patient coordinator, and book your consultation with Dr. Parakh today.


What is the best age to have a brow lift?

Will there be scars?

What is the best age to have a brow lift?

Overall health is more of a deciding factor than age when it comes to undergoing plastic surgery. As long as the patient genuinely needs a brow lift and they are free from any uncontrolled medical concerns, the surgery will likely be successful.

Will there be scars?

Any time an incision is made, a scar will occur. Incisions placed in the hairline during a brow lift will typically be inconspicuous and unseen, however.

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