A brow lift or forehead lift has several functions, including correcting the low position of the eyebrows, softening horizontal creases across the forehead, and correcting the worried or angry expression that can result from frown lines. While there is no age limit for the procedure, brow lifts are generally performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, for men and women in the 40–60 year age range. Dr. Williams is highly skilled in the latest brow lifting techniques, such as the endoscopic brow lift. With 3 – 5 small incisions behind the hairline, the lift is performed with specialized instrumentation and a small camera device. This allows for minimal downtime, well-hidden incisions, and limited complications.
"Words can not express how truly happy I am with my whole experience! I have wanted this surgery for years, but never thought I would actually voluntarily have someone cut me open. Trust in someone to do that is HUGE! Dr. Williams put me at ease immediately. After meeting and speaking with Dr. Williams I knew I was in good hands! He explained the whole process and everything I should expect (good and bad). If I had known about him before I wouldn’t have waited so long! His whole staff is fantastic, especially Adriana! Thank you for EVERYTHING! It’s been a month, I know I have a long way to go till I’m all healed, but I am already so very happy with the results! If you are looking for a great surgeon look no further!"- K.L. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
"5-star Doctor & Results!!! - I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience with Dr. Williams. My results look incredible and exceeded my expectations. His bedside manner was always kind, professional and extremely knowledgeable, always putting me at ease. I was so nervous embarking on the whole process and I came to 100 percent trust his expertise, instructions and guidance. His staff was also wonderful to work with! Amazing!!!!"- J. / RealSelf / Jan 09, 2020
"Dr. Williams is experienced and knowledgeable with a professional and kind demeanor. His work is amazing and I can say with confidence that he will take great care of you. Even his office is inviting and beautiful."- E.N. / Google / Oct 19, 2019
"I have been going to Dr. Williams office for years. It has always been a positive experience. Dr. Williams explains procedures in great detail. Office staff is courteous and professional."- M.B. / Google / Oct 11, 2019
"When you place yourself if the care of others, it’s nice to feel confident and safe. This is what I found in Dr. William’s office. He gives his professional opinion and lets you make an informed decision. Dr Williams also gives you options, helping you to feel your best. Stephanie, is the aesthetician who has been wonderful, she helps you to look better at any age. She explains the procedures and lets you decide what will work best for you. When she does a treatment she takes her time, explaining along the way what she is doing and why.Dr. Williams and his staff are truly “Scottsdale’s best”!"- R.L. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
The best candidates for those seeking brow lift surgery, include men and women who have:
- Sagging or low position of the eyebrows, creating a tired or sad appearance
- Deep horizontal creases across the forehead
- Frown lines or furrows across the top of the nose and between each eyebrow
- Non-smokers in overall good health
What to Expect
During the initial consultation, we will evaluate the overall health of the skin, which will include skin quality and looseness. Dr. Williams will also evaluate the folds and wrinkles of the forehead and hairline, as well as the position of the inner, middle and outer portions of the eyebrows and the upper eyelids. This evaluation will help him to determine if a brow lift is the best procedure or if an upper eyelid lift is also needed. Dr. Williams has been performing endoscopic brow lifts for over 20 years and his patients love the results. He will not perform the more invasive lift called a coronal lift because of the extensive scarring and potential for hair loss and scalp numbness, all of which is minimized with the endoscopic approach.
Brow Lift Recovery
Swelling and bruising are expected on the forehead and eyes after brow lift surgery, although this will vary between patients. This swelling subsides within the first 1-2 weeks. The forehead may have some decreased sensation that will improve over time. Most patients can resume modest activity in 7-10 days, with a complete recovery in about 3-4 weeks.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 3-4 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Look More Awake Today
A brow lift can completely change how you looks and feel. Many of our patients remark that they look more awake, alert and softer because of the subtle improvements created by this surgery. If you have sagging eyebrows and you feel this makes you look tired and/or angry, we invite you to call our plastic surgery office and schedule a private consultation today.