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What Is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a surgery that addresses sagging skin and other signs of aging along the brow line. Brow lift is also performed to accomplish the “foxy eye” look, popularized by celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. This procedure tightens loose tissues and muscles, and smooths deep lines and wrinkles––resulting in an elevated, lifted and youthful effect. A brow lift is designed to achieve a significant, yet natural-looking transformation for a more youthful, rested and happier appearance.

Who Is a Candidate for a Brow Lift in Beverly Hills?

Candidates for a brow lift may be younger or older patients who have a heavy, furrowed brow or lines in the forehead and around the eyes. Ideal candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Are in good physical health
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations for what a brow lift can achieve
  • Have no serious medical conditions
  • Have sagging skin, heavy eyebrows, and drooping upper eyelids
  • Find their resting face makes them appear exhausted or unhappy
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What Are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?

Our brow lift in Beverly Hills is a popular procedure because of its many benefits. This procedure can take years off of your face. Benefits include the following:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Achieves a natural, youthful appearance
  • Smoothed frown lines and crow’s feet
  • Provides a lifted effect on sagging eyebrows and eyelids
  • Achieves a more happy or neutral expression
  • Alleviated tension in forehead muscles
  • Minimal side effects and risks
  • Short recovery period

What Are the Techniques Used in a Brow Lift in Beverly Hills?

There are a number of brow lift techniques available. During your consultation with Dr. Lee, she will understand your aesthetic concerns and cover your surgical options. Together you will decide on the best brow lift method for you. Some of the factors Dr. Lee will consider when choosing the best type of brow lift technique for you include your hairline, how severe your sagging skin is, and your desired goals for your appearance. Dr. Lee is experienced in a range of cutting-edge techniques, including the following:


Also called a temporal lift, the lateral brow lift is ideal for softening crow’s feet and visible sagging in the outer brow areas. The incision is made slightly above your temples, within your hairline. The tissues at the outer sections of the brow are gently lifted to create a more youthful effect.


This brow lift procedure is ideal for patients with a lower risk of hair loss, or hairline recession. The trichophytic brow lift procedure begins with an incision made along your hairline. This brow lift method provides a more dramatic lift.


This procedure includes very small incisions made inside the hairline. An endoscope is inserted through these incisions and pushed down to the eyebrows. The endoscope is equipped with a tiny camera and tools that Dr. Lee utilizes to internally reposition the tissues of your brow in order to achieve a youthful, lifted effect.


During this procedure, incisions are made through the upper eyelid. This type of brow lift allows Dr. Lee to surgically treat the muscles of the central and lower forehead, resulting in a dramatic rejuvenation and lift.


During this procedure, a longer incision is made along the hairline. The tissues of the brow are repositioned, resulting in a smooth, dramatically lifted brow. If desired, the hairline can also be moved forward during this procedure.

What Happens During the Procedure?

In most cases, brow lift is done under general anesthetic. Depending on the type of brow lift you’re having, Dr. Lee will make the incisions in the hairline, then lift and tighten the skin and tissues in order to gently elevate the brow. Once the brow tissue has been repositioned, the skin is carefully anchored in place with sutures.

Why Choose Dr. Lee for a Brow Lift in Beverly Hills?

Dr. Michelle Lee is an award-winning, board-certified and ivy-league trained plastic surgeon renowned for her transformative, yet natural-appearing results. Dr. Lee’s expertise and dedication to patient satisfaction has given her a reputation for compassionate, understanding care. As a trusted authority in the field of plastic surgery, her meticulous approach and attention to detail make her an excellent choice for those looking for the very best.

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What Procedures Can Be Combined With a Brow Lift?

Other procedures are often combined with brow lift surgery for a more complete and dramatic facial rejuvenation. The following procedures are some of the common complementary surgeries that Dr. Lee typically combines with a brow lift:

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery reduces or eliminates under-eye bags or dark circles and can also address the upper eyelids to remove sagging skin and resolve a hooded, sagging appearance. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the lower or upper eyelids, or both, depending on your needs.


A facelift addresses the rest of the face to sculpt tighten the skin and tissues, achieving a more contoured, lifted effect. Fat tissues are repositioned to restore lost volume and define and elevate the features. The results are a dramatically refreshed, youthful appearance.


This procedure is designed to reshape and refine your nose, smoothing bumps or humps to achieve an attractive balance. Rhinoplasty creates a symmetrical, attractive, and proportionate shape that is in better harmony with the rest of your facial features.

Neck lift

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the sagging tissues of the neck, tightening the neck contours and achieving a youthful, smooth appearance. A neck lift defines the jawline and resolves excess submental fat under the chin.

Chin augmentation

Chin augmentation is performed to provide more balanced symmetry to the facial features. This procedure makes the chin more prominent and attractive, creating a stronger jawline that makes the facial structure more appealing and harmonious.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical option that enhance the features by restoring lost volume, smoothing lines and wrinkles, plumping the lips, sculpting the jawline and cheekbones, and helping to achieve a revitalized, youthful look without additional surgery.

Microneedling treatments

Microneedling is a non-surgical option that enhances and improves the skin. Microneedling smooths the skin texture to achieve a more radiant, glowing appearance by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. This treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars and other concerns.

Brow Lift FAQs

What is the best age for a brow lift?

There is no “best age” for a brow lift; patients can choose to have this surgery whenever they wish to address signs of age that appear on the brow.

Can Botox lift my eyebrows?

Botox can temporarily elevate the eyebrows and help make the eyes appear more open.

Is a brow lift painful?

You will experience some discomfort and tightness within the first few weeks following your brow lift surgery, but typically nothing severe.

Will I look natural after a brow lift?

Yes. A brow lift with Dr. Lee is designed to achieve natural, elegant results that never appear “fake” or “manufactured.” It is essential to approach a brow lift very conservatively, to avoid looking surprised amongst other risks.

Where are the incisions made for a brow lift?

Incisions are behind your hairline across the top of your head or at the hairline near the temples.

Will there be scarring after my brow lift?

There will be scars where the incisions were made, hidden within the hairline. Dr. Lee goes to great lengths to make the scars inconspicuous.

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