What Are a Brow and Forehead Lift?

Brow LiftFine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, loose skin, and more are all signs of aging that brow and forehead lifts can help with. Brow and forehead lifts are often completed as part of a full facelift but can also be used to just target the brows and forehead. You may be familiar with facelifts, but brow and forehead lifts are less common. Let’s explore what a forehead and brow lift are so you can best decide what’s right for you.

Understanding Brow and Forehead Lifts

Brow and forehead lifts are essentially the same thing. The only difference between the two is certain care may be taken on the area you’re trying to target. Forehead skin will sag and droop over time because of things like sun damage, muscle loss, and aging. This is often caused by a natural loss of key skin components like elastin or collagen. This leads to loose skin, which is common in older people. This loose skin leads to wrinkles and fine lines and can droop down into the upper eyelid.


A brow lift first begins with local anesthesia to keep the patients comfortable. Your surgeon will then make one long incision on the forehead or multiple small ones. This depends on the type of brow lift being done and desired results. The skin and underlying tissue will then be tightened and stretched as needed. Sometimes, permanent sutures will be added underneath the skin to hold structures in a desired position. Finally, any incisions are sutured or closed. This procedure takes 1 to 3 hours to complete.


Any surgical procedure will require a recovery period. Resting for a week is often recommended before resuming your normal routine. Swelling, bruising, and some pain are normal during the healing process. Sutures are often removed after a week. However, the incisions themselves will need several weeks to heal properly.

Seeking Treatment

Sagging skin on the forehead can be displeasing to some people and distressing. That’s why UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center provides brow, and forehead lifts to restore a youthful appearance. Our team is dedicated to your comfort and strives for excellence in all procedures. With our state-of-the-art equipment and experienced group of board-certified plastic surgeons, you’ll be in good hands. If you’re considering a brow lift, then contact UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center at 508-334-5990 today.

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