Brow Lift

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure we perform to reduce signs of aging in the forehead area. The goal is to smooth your forehead lines and furrows while elevating your brows for a more youthful, bright and alert appearance.

A brow lift will also reduce your crow’s feet lines at the corner of your eyes and can even help lower a receding hairline. In some situations, brow lifting can improve peripheral vision by lifting the eyelids.

Dr. Schaffer will strive to make you look more youthful, alive and more vibrant. Importantly, Dr. Schaffer artistically customizes his brow lift procedures for you specifically.

You can have all these benefits – a dramatic improvement, a natural look, a hidden incision – with a speedy recovery and minimum down time. When you consult with Dr. Schaffer, you can be sure that he will inform you of your options and guide you toward the treatment that is best for you.

Brow Lift Techniques

The brow lift technique chosen depends on the patient’s skin and the appearance of the eyebrows and eyelids.

Classic Lift:
A classic lift requires a long incision from top of the head at the hair line, and down to the ears. For someone who has a high forehead, a coronal incision, which is made behind the hairline, may be used.
Endoscopic Lift:
This type of brow lift requires three to five small incisions that are made across the forehead, at the hairline. Shorter incisions means a shorter recovery time and less scarring.


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Forehead Lift Procedure

A forehead lift usually takes about one to two hours to perform. Either general anesthesia or IV sedation is used. Depending on the brow lift technique, one long incision or a series of small incisions is made. Dr. Schaffer moves and repositions the tissue and muscle if necessary.
To finalize the procedure, Dr. Schaffer closes the incision(s) with sutures, screws, adhesives or surgical tape. A drain may be put in to collect excess blood and fluid. After surgery, the patient is moved to a recovery area.

Brow Lift Recovery

After surgery, patients return home, although an overnight stay may be necessary for some. For a day or two after surgery, patients my experience swelling. Most swelling will go away within two weeks.
Patients should avoid bending and heavy lifting for a few days to prevent post-operative bleeding. It may take up to 6 months for swelling to fully subside and scars to fade.

Risks of Brow Lift Surgery

Before surgery, Dr. Schaffer will fully discuss any risks associated with a brow lift. In addition to those associated with any type of surgery, a brow lift’s risks include the following:

  • Hair loss around the incision site(s)
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Higher hairline
  • Injury to facial nerves
  • Dye dryness/irritation
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Schedule a Consultation

For more information of our brow lift procedure, call 210-227-3223 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schaffer. Our practice serves San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding areas.

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