Select Page

Homepage /// Treatments // Plastic Surgery /Brow and Forehead Lift

Brow Lift

A brow or forehead lift is an effective way for men and women to refresh the upper face and wake up tired eyes.

  • Downtime: 1-2 weeks
  • Pain Level: Moderate
  • Results Duration: 10 years or more


Sagging skin on the forehead, deep creases, and hooding of the upper eyelid

Side Effects:

Bruising and swelling, which could persist for a few weeks


Forehead, brow line, and upper eyelids

Follow Up:

Follow-up visits are scheduled so your surgeon can monitor your recovery process

How Performed:

An incision is placed across the brow in the hairline to allow for excision of loose skin and elevation of the forehead


General anesthesia or local with sedation

Procedure Type:


Expected Outcome:

Smoother, refreshed upper face with fewer furrows and creases


Results are evident once healing is complete

Brow Lift 

Age and gravity can lead to noticeable changes in the forehead and upper face. Skin becomes lax, resulting in the formation of deep creases and furrows. The brow line can begin to fall, giving you a perpetually weary or angry appearance. Changes can even occur to the upper eyelids, causing them to droop and even impair vision at times.

The board-certified plastic surgeon at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York performs brow and forehead lifts to raise eyebrows and reduce ridges and furrows on the forehead, thus creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. Our surgeon has extensive experience and training and can customize your procedure to your precise needs for the best possible outcome. A brow lift is often combined with eyelid surgery to further enhance the results. 

What does a brow lift treat?

A brow lift can address many aging concerns in the upper face, including:

  • Skin laxity
  • Deep creases and furrows on the forehead
  • A drooping brow line
  • A sagging upper eyelid
  • A perpetually weary or angry appearance
  • Impaired vision due to sagging upper lid

How does a brow lift work?

Brow lifts can usually be performed using local anesthesia with sedation, although general anesthesia may be recommended in some circumstances. Your surgeon will create an incision across the top of the head from the front of one ear to the front of the other ear. The incision will be within the hairline to minimize visible scarring afterward. Through the incision, the forehead and brows are elevated and excess skin is removed. The flap is then sutured.

When less correction is needed, a brow lift can sometimes be performed endoscopically. This technique uses much smaller incisions, an endoscope, and special tools to make the correction with less trauma to surrounding skin and tissue. The procedure can be done using local anesthesia and recovery time is generally shorter and more comfortable. 

    What is recovery like?

    Antibiotics may be prescribed for several days following surgery. Sutures are generally removed within one week. Swelling and some bruising may occur, they should subside within a few weeks. Our doctors will prescribe ice compresses and eye exercises to reduce swelling and regain mobility. Eye makeup is allowed about two weeks after surgery. You can resume daily activities within 1-2 weeks. 

    What results can I expect? 

    Brow lift results are evident once the recovery process is completed and improvements can last 10 years or longer. 

    Next, read about…

    Scar Treatments

    Scars are often unwanted reminders of medical conditions, injuries, trauma, or surgery. When they are noticeable, they can also lead to significant embarrassment and self-esteem. Fortunately, there are ways to treat scars today that do not involve incisions, anesthesia, and downtime.


    Body Contouring

    Body contouring addresses stubborn fat, skin laxity, or cellulite. Our board-certified physicians have been involved in clinical trials to develop new technology that provides superior treatment options. We offer treatments for cellulite, skin tightening, and fat reduction. 


    Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York’s filler treatments are always performed by board-certified physicians who have extensive experience with injectables. When you come to us for cosmetic care, you can be confident that you can safely achieve a perfectly natural look.

    Haven't found

    WHAT you are looking for?

    patient approved

    Trusted Worldwide

    patient approved

    Trusted Worldwide

    Our 30,000+ sq foot dermatology center in New York is the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art laser and cosmetic skin surgery center in the world. Over the past 30 years we have contributed to the development and testing of many devices, fillers and treatments that are now standard care, so our patients know they are always receiving the most innovative, cutting-edge treatment available.

    laser & skin surgery

    center of new york

    Contact us 



    317 East 34th Street New York, NY 10016

    Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

    Same-Day Appointments Now Available 

    (212) 941-5055



    325 Meeting House Lane, Bldg. 1, Ste. C Southampton, NY 11968

    Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 4:30pm

    Thursday: 9am - 5pm

    Same-Day Appointments Now Available 

    (631) 305-2402

    Pay Online for Patients of Drs. Geronemus, Anolik, Bae & Seidenberg

    Pay Online for Patients of Drs. Abraham, Bernstein, Krant, Shelton, Stern, Weiss, Hoffman, Shim, Murphy-Rose, Wilson, and Petratos

    Navaderm logo

    By LASER & SKIN SURGERY CENTER OF NEW YORK® | © 2024 All Rights Reserved. Design & Development by Goldman Marketing Group | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | The information available on this web site is provided for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace a medical consultation where a physician's judgment may advise you about specific disorders, conditions and or treatment options. We hope the information will be useful for you to become more educated about your health care decisions. If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact us at (212) 941-5055.

    *MDs perform 100% of all medical and cosmetic treatments.