Brow Lift FAQs

Question: Will my forehead wrinkles go away as a result of my brow lift surgery?

Answer: They may not, as the main benefit of brow lift surgery is lifting of the brow with secondary lifting of upper eyelid skin.

 

Question: Is a brow lift only done as part of a facelift?

Answer: It may be done either alone or as part of a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation procedure, such as a facelift.

 

Question: I have a receding hairline. How will that effect my brow lift surgery?

Answer: Standard brow lift surgery techniques may leave a visible scar. However, we offer a specialized technique with a scar concealed in the upper eyelid.

 

Question: Can’t I get the same brow lifting effect from Botox or Dysport?

Answer: Injectables such as Botox and Dysport may result in slight elevation of the eyebrows, but those results would be much more subtle and shorter term than the results you would get from brow lift surgery.

 

Question: How is a brow lift different from eyelid surgery?

Answer: Brow lift surgery usually includes scalp incisions whereas the upper eyelid surgery procedure will only produce scars to the eyelid area.

 

Question: How do I know if I need brow lift surgery or facelift surgery?

Answer: Coming for a visit and consultation with one of our plastic surgeons is the best way to decide if brow lift surgery or facelift surgery is what you need.

 

Question: Is there a lot of facial swelling associated with brow lift surgery?

Answer: Swelling in the upper face is common the first 5 days following brow lift surgery. Swelling diminishes daily.

 

Question: How long will I need to be off work following cosmetic brow lift surgery?

Answer: Usually, it is best to allow 7-10 days before returning to work following brow lift surgery.

 

Question: Will my hairline look different after brow lift surgery?

Answer: The hairline may or may not be affected, depending on the technique used. Discuss the technique options during your consultation with the plastic surgeon.

 

Question: Will brow lift surgery take care of saggy eyelids?

Answer: Upper eyelid skin is usually tightened and lifted as an added benefit following brow lift surgery.

 

Question: I am a smoker. Will I have to cut back before and after eyelid surgery?

Answer: Yes. Nicotine use can cause many problems including death of skin or skin loss. Increase in infection risks, delayed wound healing and higher risk of pneumonia following an anesthetic are all results of smoking. You must stop use of nicotine products at least 8 weeks in advance of browlift surgery.

 

Question: Are the surgeons at My Plastic Surgery Group board certified?

Answer: Yes. Dr. Sando and Dr. Aker are Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and are also members of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Read the “About Us” portion of our website to learn more.