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If you’ve noticed drooping or sagging in your forehead and brow area, you’re certainly not alone. A brow lift performed at Clevens Face and Body Specialists can have a powerful impact on your entire eye area by improving your brows, effectively rejuvenating your entire face.

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Say Goodbye To Forehead Lines And A Furrowed Brow

Drooping brows can make you look sad or angry, causing the formation of lines on your forehead or frown lines between your eyebrows. A brow lift addresses these signs of facial aging by tightening your forehead tissues, lifting your brows, and correcting forehead lines to create a more youthful, refreshed appearance. 

Brow lifts are performed by Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, and Philip Barbee, MD at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, each of whom has extensive experience with facial plastic and cosmetic surgery. To learn more, simply reach out to us at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL locations and set up your consultation with a helpful member of our team today.

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Do I Need a Brow Lift?

Perform this simple test to see if you’re a good brow lift candidate: Relax your forehead, and place several fingers on each brow. Then lift them slowly until you find a location where they look the best. If you’ve raised them more than a quarter-inch, you may benefit from a brow lift. 

At Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we take pride in our commitment to working closely with our patients, guiding them to the treatment options that are right for them. We’ll learn about your cosmetic goals and will help you land on your ideal procedure, seeing you through every step of your exciting cosmetic journey.

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Discover the Difference You Deserve

Clevens Face and Body Specialists was founded on the belief that you deserve to both look and feel your very best. Our team is comprised of more than 30 dedicated professionals, each one handpicked by our founder and medical director Dr. Clevens. Your surgery will be performed by an expert practitioner who comes with extensive experience in facial plastic surgery.

When you visit us for a procedure, whether it’s a surgical solution or a minimally invasive alternative, you’ll experience a world-class standard of care, brought to you by a staff that’s as knowledgeable as it is approachable. To learn more about what the brow lift can do for you, reach out to us at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL locations and set up your consultation with a helpful member of our team today.

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The Benefits of the Brow Lift

Dr. Clevens and Dr. Barbee will work to develop a customized solution for your specific concerns, maintaining an attractive shape of the brow in conjunction with the orbital rim.

Some of the benefits that come along with this procedure are: 

  • Natural-looking results
  • Restored self-confidence 
  • Improved self-esteem
  • The elimination of forehead lines
  • The reduction of frown lines between the eyebrows
  • A more refreshed, relaxed appearance overall
  • The ability to avoid that “surprised look” that comes from an overly lifted brow
  • The ability to truly love the way you look!

Your Preoperative Consultation

Your consultation gives us an important opportunity to get to know your physical characteristics, your lifestyle, and your cosmetic goals, so our surgical team can guide you to the procedure that is right for all three. Here at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive array of both surgical and nonsurgical offerings, and we’ll work closely with you to explore all of your options.

You and your surgeon will work together to design a treatment plan, and you’ll talk over all the relevant details: Incision placement, procedure duration, what you can expect from your recovery period, and more. We’ll work to ensure that you’re as informed and comfortable as possible, addressing your concerns and keeping you supported at every step of the way.

The Brow Lift Procedure

Your brow lift will be performed by one of the country’s top specialists, as our practitioners are true experts in their fields. Rather than performing a wide variety of procedures, our surgeons take care to focus on their areas of expertise, enabling you to look forward to world-class results that will enhance your appearance.

Dr. Clevens and Dr. Barbee specialize in various brow lifting techniques, including the endoscopic brow lift, which is ideal for those with mild to moderate eyebrow drooping and wrinkles. They also perform classic brow lifts for more severe eyebrow drooping. During the brow lift, your surgeon will tighten the muscles of your forehead and remove any unnecessary fat and excess skin.

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Watch An Informative Webinar

Dr. Clevens and Dr. Barbee only perform procedures in state-licensed, nationally accredited Ambulatory Surgery Centers alongside an anesthesiologist in Merritt Island and Melbourne, FL. Click the link below to watch an informative webinar, and learn more about how a brow lift can help you with impressive facial rejuvenation.

Learn more about your facial rejuvenation options in our complimentary webinar! Watch now!

Our Brow Lift Techniques

The Classic Brow Lift

Sometimes also known as an “open brow lift,” the classic brow lift technique sees your surgeon making an incision that will be concealed beneath your hairline. Skin will be lifted and muscle tissue will be repositioned for a more youthful look. This technique is ideal for those with more advanced signs of facial aging.

The Limited Incision Brow Lift

This technique is quite similar to the classic brow lift, but differentiates itself by utilizing two small incisions on either side of your head, through which skin will be lifted and excess fat will be removed. This procedure is ideal for older patients, or for those with mild to moderate sagging or drooping in the forehead area.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

An endoscopic brow lift is similar to the limited incision lift, in that the incisions made by the surgeon are very small and will heal without leaving visible incision lines. The primary difference is the use of an endoscope (or small camera) to guide the surgeon through the procedure, enabling us to create smaller incisions for a much faster healing time.

Hairline Lowering (Trichophytic) Brow Lift

This approach sees your surgeon placing an incision that runs along the frontal hairline, allowing it to be camouflaged by your natural growth. This technique is ideal for patients who prefer to wear their hair short, or for patients who tend to tie their hair back. It successfully addresses horizontal forehead lines and vertical “11” lines between the eyebrows.

Endoscopic Midbrow Lift

This technique utilizes the endoscopic approach for a less invasive procedure. Your surgeon will create small incisions in your mid-forehead region before repositioning and/or reshaping your brows, improving vertical lines between the brows and elevating your upper face. Men have a tendency to favor this particular approach, but it’s appropriate for all patients.

Temple Lift

The temple lift elevates either side of your brow, and is ideal for those who are interested in addressing drooping or sagging in the lateral brow area. The temple lift, as its name suggests, elevates the temples and creates a more youthful and open appearance, so you can enjoy lasting results that create your ideal appearance.

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Injectable Brow Lift Alternatives

Depending on the state of your forehead, a brow lift might not be the best option for you. If you're only dealing with a few lines between your brows or across your forehead, a BOTOX®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® treatment might be the better solution. 

The main ingredient in these treatments prevents the nerves from communicating with the muscles responsible for those frown lines or forehead creases, giving you a smoother look without any significant downtime.

Recovery After Your Brow Lift

Although the different brow lift procedures offer different results and vary in terms of complexity and invasiveness, the recovery period for each option is relatively similar. In general, you can expect to take about a week off from your job. Some movement is recommended during your initial recovery, to keep your blood flowing, but anything particularly vigorous should be avoided until your surgeon gives you the all-clear. Bending, straining, and lifting anything heavy are all off-limits for at least two weeks after surgery.

Swelling and bruising will occur in the area and will start to diminish after a couple of weeks. Cold compresses can be used to help keep the swelling to a minimum. It's also a good idea to sit upright and prop yourself up with pillows before sleeping. Any swelling around the brows and eyes will peak two days after your surgery, before fully declining over the next two weeks. A tight feeling is common for a few days, as is an itchy or tingly scalp as the sensation returns.

Are There Any Risks or Potential Complications?

Brow lifts have very few complications, and our team always works to ensure the fastest, most comfortable recovery possible. The normal risks of surgery, though rare, include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Hematoma
  • Change in sensation around your scalp and forehead

Our Brow Lift Results

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Hear what one of our happy patients has to say about their brow lift results. If you’d like to speak to another one of our brow lift patients, feel free to let us know during your consultation.

“It’s now been a little over a month from the day I came in for my surgeries, and I think the results are beautiful. They did a really fine job. … If someone didn’t know that there was something different about me, they’d know I look good.”

–Rosemary, Melbourne Beach

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Brow Lift FAQ

One of my eyebrows is higher than the other. Can a brow lift fix this?

I have forehead wrinkles, but my brows aren’t drooping. Do I still need a brow lift?

What are my options for getting an arched brow if my eyebrows naturally go straight across?

What will the incision lines be like after my brow lift?

Will I have that surprised look after my brow lift?

One of my eyebrows is higher than the other. Can a brow lift fix this?

Yes. Eyebrow asymmetry can often be improved with either a completely one-sided brow lift or a brow lift that raises one side more than the other. The method chosen will depend on the other issues you wish to correct. Since the procedure will vary depending on your specific situation, a consultation with one of our Facial Plastic Surgeons—Dr. Clevens or Dr. Barbee—is necessary to determine the best approach.

I have forehead wrinkles, but my brows aren’t drooping. Do I still need a brow lift?

If the brows themselves are in a good position, you may benefit from simply using dermal fillers or neuromodulators to smooth the creases on your forehead. This is a temporary solution, however, since the results created by fillers will only last for about six to 12 months, while a brow lift creates more long-lasting effects. These options come down to a trade-off between lasting results and lower invasiveness.

What are my options for getting an arched brow if my eyebrows naturally go straight across?

If tweezing and waxing alone can’t give you an arch, you do have other options. Judiciously applied BOTOX can create a slight temporary arch, so for many patients, this might be the first option. If you’d like a more customizable or long-lasting arch, a brow lift can be used to raise the necessary sections of the brow to create a pleasing look. Again, this is a situation where the specific facial structure is important, so a consultation with Dr. Clevens or Dr. Barbee is necessary to determine exactly what can be accomplished.

What will the incision lines be like after my brow lift?

It depends on the type of lift that you have done. An endoscopic brow lift leaves only a few tiny incisions, which will be hidden in the hair. A limited-incision brow lift leaves two small incision lines at the outer corners of the forehead, and these are typically completely hidden in the hairline as well. The largest incision is required by the classic brow lift, which leaves an incision line running the length of the forehead right along the hairline. This can generally be angled so that hair can grow through it, camouflaging it nicely.

Will I have that surprised look after my brow lift?

That “overly-lifted” look comes from a brow that has been raised too much, and it can be avoided simply by being more conservative with the lift. In general, a natural-looking result can be achieved by maintaining an attractive shape of the brow in conjunction with the orbital rim rather than simply lifting the whole brow as much as possible. For optimal results, be sure to consult with an experienced facial plastic surgery specialist who is skilled in the artistry of brow lifting.

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