Brow Lift / Forehead Lift

Also known as a forehead lift, the brow lift is a plastic surgery procedure which can revitalize the forehead area, improving drooping and creasing that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired. The surgery restores a more youthful and refreshed appearance by improving forehead creases, drooping eyebrows, furrowed forehead lines and frown lines, and hooding over the eyes. The brow lift may be performed with a traditional approach or with the less invasive endoscopic technique.

Dr. Andrew Kleinman is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Westchester with extensive experience in brow lift surgery. He will closely work with you to devise an individual treatment plan that will best be able to achieve your desired outcome. Most brow lift patients are in the forty to sixty age range, though the surgery can be performed at other ages as well. As with all types of surgery, anyone considering a brow lift should be realistic about their expectations and be in good health


Your brow lift surgery may be performed with local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia. An average of one to two hours is typically needed to complete the surgery. The incision for a traditional brow lift is called a coronal incision. Shaped like headphones, it runs behind the hairline between the ears and across the top of the forehead. For an endoscopic brow lift, three to five short incisions are made behind the hairline. Once the incisions are made, excess tissue is removed, the forehead muscles are altered or released, the eyebrows may be elevated, and excess skin is trimmed.


Recovery after the forehead lift will involve some degree of bruising and swelling. Bruising usually fades within two to three weeks. Some patients also experience headaches, numbness and discomfort which can be countered with medication. Bandages may be removed within a day or two while stitches are usually removed within one to two weeks. Most brow lift patients are back to work and their usual routine within seven to ten days. The recovery after an endoscopic brow lift is generally shorter and less extensive than after a traditional brow lift.