Why a Brow Lift?

Have a powerful impact on your entire eye area.

Drooping brows can make you look sad or angry, with lines on your forehead or frown lines between your eyebrows. A brow lift tightens your forehead tissues to lift your brows and correct forehead lines to create a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Brow lifts are performed by Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, and Renata Khelemsky, MD.

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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. Place several fingers on each brow and lift them slowly until you find a location where they look the best. If you raise them more than a quarter inch, you may benefit from a brow lift. Hear more from Dr. Clevens on who makes a good brow lift candidate.

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Brow Lift Benefits

Restore your confidence.

Developing a solution for your specific situation, Dr. Clevens and Dr. Khelemsky work to maintain an attractive shape of the brow in conjunction with the orbital rim. This allows you to achieve a natural-looking result, avoiding the “surprised look” that comes from an overly lifted brow.

Your brow lift will correct forehead lines and eliminate frown lines between your eyebrows, making your entire face look and feel more refreshed.

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Brow Lift Procedure

Your brow lift is performed by one of the country’s top specialists.

Dr. Clevens and Dr. Khelemsky specialize in endoscopic brow lifts, ideal for those with mild to moderate eyebrow droop and wrinkles. They also perform classic brow lifts for more severe eyebrow droop. During the brow lift, our facial plastic surgeons will tighten the muscles of your forehead and remove any unnecessary fat and excess skin.

Dr. Clevens and Dr. Khelemsky only perform procedures in state-licensed, nationally accredited Ambulatory Surgery Centers alongside an anesthesiologist. Watch Dr. Clevens explain the brow lift procedure.

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Brow Lift Recovery

Complimentary access to our team of aestheticians.

Brow lifts have very few complications. Our team works with you to ensure the fastest, most comfortable recovery possible. Any fullness around the brows and possibly eyes peaks two days after surgery, fully declining in two weeks. A tight feeling is common for a few days, as is an itchy or tingly scalp as sensation returns.

The normal risks of surgery—including infection, bleeding, and hematoma—are possible, though rare. Also uncommon is a change in sensation around your scalp and forehead.

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What Our Patients Say

“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.”

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Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS

*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.

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Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS

*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.

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*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.

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Brow Lift FAQ

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 what other issues you wish to correct. Since it will vary depending on your specific situation, a consultation with Dr. Clevens 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 injectable fillers to smooth the creases on your forehead. This is a temporary solution, however, since fillers only last for 6 months or so while a brow lift is long-lasting. It’s 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 should 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 arch. Again, this is a situation where the specific facial structure is important, so a consultation with Dr. Clevens is necessary to determine exactly what can be accomplished.

What will the scars 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 are hidden in the hair. A limited-incision brow lift leaves two small scars 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 a scar 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 paying attention to maintaining an attractive shape of the brow in conjunction with the orbital rim rather than simply lifting the whole brow as much as possible.

Types of Brow Lifts

Learn more about brow lift procedure options and who can benefit.

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Learn what impact a brow lift can have on your face: Meet with Dr. Clevens or Dr. Khelemsky and their team.

Our facial plastic surgeons will listen to your areas of concern and what you hope to achieve with a brow lift. They’ll evaluate your facial structure and discuss the possibilities that will work best for you. Many patients opt to combine a brow lift with upper eyelid surgery.

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