About Brow Lift Surgery
Brow lift surgery, also known as a forehead lift, is a popular cosmetic procedure that helps create a lifted brow appearance; this offers a more youthful look to the upper face. A drooping brow can oftentimes create a tired or angry appearance, which is not ideal. To combat this, a brow lift procedure surgically elevates the sagging brow to create a rejuvenated forehead.
Dr. George A. Toledo is double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and has over 34 years of experience in performing all types of brow/forehead lifts on both women and men. This comprehensive training and experience means that Dr. Toledo is skilled in a number of forehead lift techniques and is able to provide the individualized treatment his patients need to achieve the results they desire.
Some patients who opt for a brow lift may also consider other facial cosmetic procedures, such as eyelid surgery or a facelift and neck lift, to create a more harmonious, balanced appearance to the entire face and neck. BOTOX and fillers are also often used in combination with a brow lift at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center for optimal results, creating a softer and smoother facial appearance.
Brow Lift Reviews
"3 weeks post surgery -- What a great experience! Easy recovery, no pain! Minimal bruising and swelling - back to work after one week off. A huge thank you to Dr. Toledo and his EXCELLENT staff! If you are looking for a surgeon in the Dallas area, I strongly encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Toledo!Updated on 27 Aug 2019:3 weeks post surgery - https://toledoplasticsurgery.com/Before-After-Photos/Face/Brow-Lift/Dallas-TX/53885Updated on 28 Aug 2020:My experience with Dr. Toledo and his staff was incredible! If you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and not happy with what you see, make an appointment with Dr. Toledo. I could kick myself for not going sooner! I had a full facelift, brow lift, neck lift, fat transfer to cheeks and lip augmentation — easy peasy! No pain, minimal swelling and bruising, and back at work in less than 2 weeks. It’s now been a year since my surgery, and I’m so thrilled with the results! My only regret is not doing it sooner — make the appointment!"- M. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2020
"My 55 year old face looked like it was melting in the Texas heat. My forehead and eyes were droopy making me look tired all the time and my neck was hanging down like a turkey. Needless to say, it was time to talk about a facelift because I looked about 15 years older than I should. I have always heard Dr. Toledo’s name mentioned by ladies as the facelift king. I met with him and he recommended a face and neck lift, forehead lift and upper eyelid surgery. He also required I get medical clearance prior to surgery which I appreciated. I had my surgery in May. My recovery was quick, and I went back to work in 10 days. I had no discomfort or bruises but did have to keep ointment in my eyes for a couple of days. My results are perfect, I look like I’m forty again. My neck is smoothed with no sagging, but I love my forehead and eyes. People keep telling me my eyes look so bright and I look really happy. Well I look that way because of this incredible surgery but an excellent surgeon. Dr. Toledo and his staff are as good as it gets. After my experience with surgery and recovery I trust him completely. Update: Still so happy with my looks."- B.T. / Google / Nov 14, 2021
"My 55 year old face looked like it was melting in the Texas heat. My forehead and eyes were droopy making me look tired all the time and my neck was hanging down like a turkey. Needless to say, it was time to talk about a facelift because I looked about 15 years older than I should. I have always heard Dr. Toledo’s name mentioned by ladies as the facelift king. I met with him and he recommended a face and neck lift, forehead lift and upper eyelid surgery. He also required I get medical clearance prior to surgery which I appreciated. I had my surgery in May. My recovery was quick, and I went back to work in 10 days. I had no discomfort or bruises but did have to keep ointment in my eyes for a couple of days. My results are perfect, I look like I’m forty again. My neck is smoothed with no sagging, but I love my forehead and eyes. People keep telling me my eyes look so bright and I look really happy. Well I look that way because of this incredible surgery but an excellent surgeon. Dr. Toledo and his staff are as good as it gets. After my experience with surgery and recovery I trust him completely. Update: Still so happy with my looks."- B.T. / Google / Nov 26, 2021
"Dr. Toledo is an expert on rhinoplasty. I had severe problems with my nose from being broken as a child, 2 previous sinus surgeries and the use of nasonex for over 20 years. Dr. Toledo was able to restore my nose and make it better than before. I also had a brow and neck lift. I am currently 3 weeks into my recovery and can already see the great results. I really appreciate Dr. Toledo and his wonderful caring staff."- G.H. / Google / Jan 27, 2021
"Dr George Toledo at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center had the credentials and experience I was looking for in a surgeon. I had known another one of his patients and was so impressed with his work! I could not be any happier with my choice! I had a Face/Neck/Forehead Lift, Lower Lids & Dermabrasion done. I am so thankful to Dr George Toledo, Dr David Jackson, Surgical Tech Sylvia, Nurse Amy & Nurse Betty for taking such good care of me. Their kindness & attentiveness was superior! I could not have been in better hands!! It’s been less than 2 weeks since I had surgery and I think the transformation is fabulous already! Thank you Dr Toledo!"- G.P. / Google / Mar 26, 2020
The three most common indications for a forehead lift are: (1) unsightly wrinkle lines in the forehead and between the brows; (2) drooping eyebrows that create hooding of the upper eyelids; and (3) high forehead and hairlines that can be shortened or lowered.
A forehead lift can help people of any age but is most common in 46-60 year olds to decrease the signs of aging, Occasionally young adults in their 30s have inherited low heavy, brows, and a forehead lift is indicated.
If you are bothered by these signs of aging, a forehead/brow lift may be the solution. At the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, candidates for this and all cosmetic procedures should be in good physical health, non-smokers, and have realistic goals and expectations.
At the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Toledo will choose the most appropriate procedure for your brows and forehead. The technique used will depend on many factors, including the degree of droopiness, the severity of wrinkles, and the position of the hairline. Males or females with a high or balding hairline may require a more challenging procedure.
- Direct Brow Lift
This procedure involves raising the eyebrows by removing an ellipse of skin directly above the brow. The resulting scar is hidden at the superior edge of the eyebrow. This procedure is ideal for men with thick eyebrows.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
This procedure involves creating several small incisions in the hairline and inserting a tool known as an endoscope, which travels down to the area of the eyebrow in order to release its attachments. Through the camera of the endoscope, the brow tissue is suspended using stitches to lift the brow to its higher position.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also known as a temporal brow lift, this technique places the incision behind the hairline just above the temples. This procedure is often the upper extension of a standard facelift incision. It allows the lateral parts of the brow to be lifted and works well for sagging that is present in the outer brows and crow’s feet areas.
- Traditional Brow/Forehead Lift
With this classic forehead lift, at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, the incision extends from above the ear and across the top of the forehead to the other ear. In people with a high forehead hairline, the incision will curve in front at the edge of the hair. Women with an excessive high hairline can have the height of their foreheads shortened and the hairline lowered. Traditional forehead lifts allow manipulation of the muscles that cause the frown lines and horizontal forehead wrinkles. This approach is the “gold standard,” as it gives the surgeon complete exposure to properly and naturally elevate the entire brow/forehead region. Another big advantage to a traditional forehead lift is longevity—results can last twice as long as a facelift, up to 20 years. All these benefits usually outweigh the potential risks of scarring or hair loss.
What to Expect
Your traditional forehead lift will be performed under general anesthesia at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas as an outpatient procedure. The less invasive direct brow lift or endoscopic procedures may be performed under a local anesthesia or IV sedation. Any procedure which is combined with a facelift will require an overnight stay at our Dallas facility. See the facelift section for more details.
Recovery following brow lift surgery varies, with more discomfort and swelling occurring with the open traditional approach versus the endoscopic or temporal methods. Overall, there will be slight bruising and swelling in the upper face near the brows and possibly around the eyes. A drain may be used to diminish your bruising and will be removed within a few days. Sutures are typically removed in 5-6 days. Even though you will still have some swelling and numbness, you should be able to return to work or other non-strenuous activities between 7-10 days after surgery,
Dr. Toledo and the staff of the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas will provide you with detailed written and verbal instructions on aftercare and will be available to address any questions or concerns that may arise.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a brow lift cost?
It is more important to focus on finding an experienced and certified surgeon, like Dr. Toledo, who can provide you with the results you want—rather than simply choosing the least expensive option. The cost of brow lift surgery will vary based on the technique chosen, the facility fee, anesthesia, and other factors. Once your treatment plan has been created in your consultation, an estimate of costs can be discussed.
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a brow lift or full facelift will depend on where you have the most sagging skin, as well as the goal you are trying to achieve. If you have only drooping brows, then you can likely improve your appearance with just a forehead lift. On the other hand, if your cheeks, jowls and neck have loose, sagging skin, a facelift is required to look your best. As a general rule, most patients over 50 require both procedures to achieve optimal results and full facial harmony. With his 34 years of experience, Dr. Toledo can confidently create your unique treatment plan.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical treatments—such as laser skin tightening and injectables like BOTOX and Juvéderm—that can give you some temporary improvements. However, a surgical brow lift is the only option if you want significant improvements and longer-lasting results. During your consultation, Dr. Toledo can go over both your surgical and nonsurgical options, so you can decide which is best for you.
What technique should I choose?
Dr. Toledo will go over brow lift surgery techniques during your consultation to help you understand the advantages of each. He will then help you decide on the best technique for your needs and goals. Some of the factors that may influence your decision are your hairline, taking into account both your current hairline and your risk of future recession; the degree of skin sagging; and how much time you can devote to recovery.
Will my results look natural?
When you choose a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Toledo, your brow lift results will look natural. He will develop your treatment plan with the right technique for your needs and goals so you look refreshed and younger, not tight or frozen. During your surgery, Dr. Toledo will focus on removing excess skin. The remaining skin and tissue will be smoothed so your results do not limit your facial expressions or lift your eyebrows too high.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,500 - $7,500
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Do not let your sagging brow make people think you are mad, sad, tired, or angry—schedule a consultation to learn more about a brow lift with Dr. George A. Toledo at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas. By lifting your sagging brow, you can rejuvenate your entire appearance and look younger and more refreshed. Dr. Toledo strives for natural-looking results; your brow lift will have your friends saying you look very refreshed rather than thinking you had surgery.