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What Is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a rejuvenating surgery that targets drooping skin and other age-related changes along the brow line and lateral eye. This surgery can achieve a more “rested”, youthful appearance by lifting drooping tissues and smoothing deep lines and wrinkles. It can also help to create the trendy "foxy eye" look made famous by celebrities such as Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. The goal of a brow lift is to achieve a noticeable yet natural-looking enhancement, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

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

Candidates for a brow lift in Beverly Hills 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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Brow Lift Before & AftersBeverly Hills

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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?

Dr. Lee will discuss different brow lift options based on your aesthetic concerns and goals, including your natural brow position, hairline, sagging skin severity, and desired appearance goals. Together, you will choose the best brow lift method for you, including one or more of the following:


The lateral or temporal lift softens crow’s feet and lifts sagging in the outer brow areas. An incision is made slightly above the temples within the hairline, and the outer brow tissues are raised for a more youthful effect. This procedure is often performed at the same time as a facelift.


The trichophytic brow lift is ideal for patients with a lower hair loss or hairline recession risk. The procedure involves an incision along the hairline, providing a more dramatic lift.


This procedure involves small incisions inside the hairline, through which an endoscope is inserted to internally reposition the brow tissues for a youthful, lifted effect.


This procedure makes incisions through the upper eyelid, allowing Dr. Lee to treat the central and lower forehead muscles for a dramatic rejuvenation and lift.


A longer incision is made along the hairline in this procedure to reposition the brow tissues for a smooth, dramatically lifted brow. The hairline can also be moved forward if desired.

What Happens During the Brow Lift Procedure?

In most cases, brow lift is done under sedation with local anesthesia. 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?

Combining other procedures with brow lift surgery can achieve a more harmonious and dramatic facial rejuvenation. Complementary surgeries that Dr. Lee typically combines with a brow lift include the following:

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery targets sagging upper eyelids, under-eye bags, and dark circles for a rejuvenated look.


A facelift sculpts and tightens the lower face, offering a contoured, lifted effect by repositioning tissues.


Rhinoplasty refines your nose by smoothing bumps and/or narrowing the nasal tip to achieve a more symmetrical shape harmonious with your facial features.

Neck lift

Dr. Lee's neck lift procedure tightens sagging neck tissues, defines the jawline, and eliminates excess submental fat for a youthful appearance.

Chin augmentation

Chin augmentation, generally using implants, enhances the chin's prominence, creating a balanced and attractive facial structure.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are non-surgical options to enhance facial features by restoring lost volume, smoothing lines and wrinkles, plumping the lips, and sculpting the jawline and cheekbones.

Skin resurfacing treatments

While under light anesthesia, it is a great opportunity to combine it with skin resurfacing such as frax CO2 laser. It is a non-surgical option that enhances skin texture by resurfacing the top layer of the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production, reducing wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and other concerns.

What to Expect After Your Brow Lift

Following Dr. Lee's guidance helps ensure optimal healing. Immediately after surgery, you will notice a more youthful and lifted appearance in your brow area that enhances overall facial aesthetics. Bruising and swelling is expected. Dr. Lee and her team will be available to address any post-operative concerns and monitor your progress closely.

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.

How long does a brow lift last?

A brow lift can last for a decade or more. However, the longevity of the procedure can vary depending on individual factors such as aging, genetics, and lifestyle choices.

Is a brow lift the same as a forehead lift?

Yes. Both terms are used interchangeably to describe the surgery that addresses sagging skin and wrinkles in the brow and forehead area by lifting and tightening the tissues.

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