Discover a More Youthful You with a Brow Lift 

Drooping brows can make a person look fatigued or aged. A brow lift restores these features to their original position, creating a more rested and youthful appearance. The procedure is commonly performed in combination with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty to address multiple aesthetic concerns in the same surgical session, and we’ll be excited to work closely with you to craft a bespoke treatment plan that is directly tailored to your needs. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Porter brings more than 25 years of experience and will utilize a keenly developed aesthetic eye to ensure that you enjoy an ideal sense of facial harmony. Interested in learning more? Reach out to Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery at our Bethesda, Maryland location and speak with a team member to set up your initial consultation today.

What are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?

We commonly associate drooping or heavy brows with aging and fatigue. The downward force of the brows can also cause your upper eyelids to sag and add a hooded look to the eyes, making you seem cranky and preventing you from looking as vibrant on the outside as you feel on the inside. These physical traits can influence the way that family, friends, and colleagues perceive you, even when you are younger and more rested than you look.

Here at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jennifer Porter performs brow lift procedures for patients to:

  • Conservatively restore their brow to its younger position
  • Rejuvenate their appearance in a way that is attractive and in harmony with their other facial features
  • Give their eyes a more open and alert appearance
  • Enhance their sense of self-confidence and quality of life
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The Excellence You Deserve

Patients choose Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery for their procedure because of the quality of our care and the expertise of our surgeons. We prioritize safety, comfort, and natural results in all of our procedures, including brow lifts. Desirable outcomes are the result of Dr. Porter’s years of experience, her specialization in facial plastic surgery, and her continuing commitment to helping you realize your personal aesthetic goals.

Beyond patient safety and comfort, the aesthetic priority with a brow lift involves adding just the right amount of lift for a look that’s natural and youthful—not surprised. Dr. Porter is ready to offer you the experience and training you deserve, so you can enjoy subtle revision and an attractive, youthful look. Ready to learn more? Reach out to our Bethesda, Maryland location and set up your consultation today.

Your Informative Brow Lift Consultation

When you come to Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery for your initial consultation, our doctors will talk with you about your treatment goals, discuss your medical history, and perform an examination to see if a brow lift in Maryland is a good option for you. 

Some of the features they may examine include:

  • The position of your brows and forehead tissues
  • Your upper eyelids and whether they have developed excess skin
  • The presence of any lateral eyelid hooding

Developing Your Bespoke Treatment Plan

If you are a good candidate for either a brow lift or temporal brow “mini” lift, we will also talk with you about combining the procedure with blepharoplasty or a facelift to achieve your desired outcome. In an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, we will remove excess skin and fat to create a more alert and open appearance. A facelift will focus on excess skin, skin laxity, and jowling in the lower face and neck to return a firm and youthful aesthetic.

Along with these surgeries, our doctors may also recommend that you have BOTOX® prior to your surgery. These injections can minimize the pull of brow muscles during the healing process, which can improve your results.

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How the Brow Lift Works for You

The brow lift works by pulling the skin of the forehead upward and weakening some of the muscles that pull the forehead down. The result is a taut and smooth forehead and brow that reduces the harsh, serious-looking wrinkles many patients face. You will look years younger and happier, as your default expression will no longer be a scowl.

In addition to no longer looking perturbed at the world, you will also find a brow lift provides you with the following cosmetic benefits:

  • Eyes that are more open and alert, reducing the tired appearance that many people experience as they get older
  • Bringing the brow back into proportion and harmony with the other features of the face
  • Restoring the brows to how they looked when the patient was younger

The Brow Lift Experience

Our surgeons perform brow lift procedures on an outpatient basis. Lateral temporal brow lifts can be safely and easily performed in the office under local anesthesia, whereas we perform our traditional brow lifts at an outpatient surgery center.

A temporal brow lift can be performed in under an hour, whereas a traditional brow lift can take anywhere from one to two hours, during which time:

  • Anesthesia will keep you comfortable throughout the procedure
  • Our surgeons will place small hidden incisions in the scalp
  • Most of the surgery occurs beneath the skin, where signs of the procedure will be well hidden
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After Your Brow Lift Surgery Rest, Recovery, and Results

You can expect bruising and swelling for about a week after surgery, at which point you will return to Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery to have your sutures removed. When you have fully healed, you should appear more youthful, rested, and alert while still maintaining natural expression in your features. The healing process generally takes between two and four weeks. We’ll provide you with clear aftercare instructions and a detailed timeline that helps you understand exactly what to expect after your surgery.

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Brow Lift FAQ

Can a brow lift eliminate the “angry look” on my face?

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Can a brow lift eliminate the “angry look” on my face?

Yes, it is entirely possible for a brow lift to improve the angry appearance on a person’s face. As a person ages, creases begin to form along the forehead and between the brows. These creases and wrinkles give the face a harsh look, even if the person has an otherwise neutral expression. Additionally, small wrinkles and creases next to the lids can make the eyes look tired, further contributing to an unintended expression of annoyance and anger. The look is exacerbated when a person smiles or frowns.

For patients who are uncertain if a brow lift can benefit them, Dr. Porter offers a consultation to talk about the desired results and whether they can be achieved.

Where are the incisions made when getting a brow lift?

The location of your brow lift incisions will depend upon the type of brow lift performed. There are three main types of brow lifts that provide slightly different results depending on what the patient is looking to achieve:

  • A temporal brow lift, or mini-brow lift, is used to lift the tail end of a brow in patients. The incision is along the temporal hairline so that when it heals, the scar is nearly impossible to find.
  • An endoscopic brow lift uses smaller incisions that are hidden within the scalp so that they are never visible once they heal. We perform the lift with the aid of a tiny scope with a camera on the end to locate excess tissue underneath the skin.
  • A traditional brow lift involves making an incision along the hairline. That way, if a scar does form, it will be extremely unnoticeable, as the hair will hide it. After the incision is made, the skin is pulled up, excess skin is removed, and then closed back together. Stitches for a traditional lift are removed after about a week to 10 days. This approach is used for patients with a high hairline or longer, rounded forehead and can be used for hairline lowering.
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Schedule Your Brow Lift Consultation Today

Ready to learn more about how a brow lift can leave you looking more youthful and alert? We’re excited to help you feel more confident in your appearance and will be excited to walk you through everything the brow lift can accomplish for you during your informative consultation. When you’re ready to get started, reach out to Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery at our Bethesda, Maryland location and speak with a helpful member of our team to schedule your initial appointment.

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