Forehead & Eyebrow Lift

Brow lift surgery is done on an outpatient basis under local IV sedation. Several short incisions are placed in the hairline.

The operation is done using an endoscope, a narrow hollow instrument with a fiber optic light source and camera, through which the procedure is done with small special instruments. The forehead skin is lifted and repositioned. The muscles that cause frown lines are weakened.

Who is a candidate for Brow Lift?

If you have a sagging forehead or brows that hang too low and too close to the eyes. If you have deep vertical furrows between the eyebrows (frown lines).

Intended Results

A more youthful and rested appearance to the forehead and upper eyelids.

Recuperation and Healing

You may go home with your head wrapped in dressings, which is usually removed on the first or second day after surgery. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures or staples are removed within 10 days. Most swelling and bruising is gone in 7-10 days.

Other Options

Additional procedures that may enhance the result are Lower and/or Upper Eyelid Lift, Face Lift, or other facial procedures or implants.

Insurance Guidelines

This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.


The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.

If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, please call our office at (270) 926-9033 and we will be happy to answer questions about the procedure itself or about procedure cost and financing.