Forehead & Brow Lift

What is a Forehead & Brow Lift?

A forehead lift, also called a brow lift, smooths your forehead, raises your upper eyelids, and diminishes frown lines by adjusting or removing skin and muscle at the top of your head. The procedure can eliminate forehead furrows and hooding over your eyes. It can also help you with inherited conditions such as a droopy brow. Plastic Surgery Associates can perform forehead lifts at almost any age. Even if you are balding or have a receding hairline, your surgeon may be able to camouflage the incisions by making them further back.

To preview this procedure’s effect on your appearance, look in a mirror and place your palms at the outer edges of your eyes, above your eyebrows. Use your palms to raise your brow and forehead upward. The result will approximate your appearance following a forehead lift.

Who can Benefit from a Forehead & Brow Lift?

Adult men and women who are healthy, nonsmokers who wish to correct lax skin on their forehead or brows can often benefit from this procedure. In order to determine candidacy, contact our Grand Rapids, MI office to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.


The Procedure

A forehead and brow lift can be performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. While there are a number of different techniques used to perform this procedure, forehead lifts are now commonly done by placing three to five small incisions in the hairline and using a camera to aid in the dissection. This technique is called an “endoscopic brow lift”. It has many advantages over older techniques such as less scarring, less pain, hidden incisions, and fewer problems with sensation to the scalp. No hair is shaved during the procedure and patients can wash their hair the following day.

Forehead & Brow Lift Recovery

Following your forehead and brow lift, you should be ready for minimal activity in a day or two and able to return to work in 7-10 days. However, strenuous physical activity will have to wait several weeks. You may have some numbness and discomfort in the incision area, but that can be treated with medication. Bruising and swelling should start to diminish within a week, and most signs of surgery should fade within a month.

The vast majority of our patients are positive about the results of their forehead lifts, saying they look younger, more alert, and more rested.

Forehead & Brow Lift Testimonial

Hannah's Story

“Going into this process I was a bit nervous. However, Dr. Renucci took the time to address any and all questions and concerns I had.”

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State of the art Surgical Facility

Our operating facility is conveniently located on the sixth floor of the Exhibitor’s Building adjacent to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our surgical facility is accredited by the AAAHC, or the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. This association is committed to improving quality care provided to patients by reviewing standards, performance, and safety of our facility.

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Patients in the Grand Rapids, MI area who are interested in learning more about the forehead and brow lift procedure can contact Plastic Surgery Associates today. Our team of skilled knowledgeable plastic surgeons is dedicated to providing you with beautiful, long-lasting results.

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