About Brow Lift Surgery
Surgery to lift the brow (sometimes known as a forehead lift or browlift) is a popular aesthetic treatment that helps create a higher brow position, which provides a refreshed look to the upper area of the face. Low brow position can often cause an angry or tired appearance. A browlift surgically corrects a drooping brow to give patients a refreshed face by eliminating excess skin while lifting the eyebrows. Dr. Phillip Dauwe is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX who has completed browlift on men and women to give them a more youthful appearance. Upper and lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) are commonly performed along with a forehead lift at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery for best results, producing a smoother and softer appearance.
"Dr. Dauwe and his staff are like a dream team! I legit leave wanting to be friends with his staff they are all so adorable. Seriously though, any type of surgery is so scary and they make the experience so comfortable. I felt like he listened to what I wanted and was honest with what was going to be realistic with my body type. I was referred by Dr.Dauwe by a few of my clients and am so thankful I chose him to do my procedure. If you’re in the Dallas area I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Truly grateful to have had such an amazing experience! Thank you Dr. Dauwe for everything!"- T.C. / Google / Apr 30, 2019
"Phenomenal experience from consultation to post-op. Dr. Dauwe did a thorough job explaining the procedure in great detail, discussing my different options and the outcomes, and really made feel comfortable with my decision. His work is absolutely beautiful, and he is a true artist. You can tell Dr. Dauwe really goes the extra mile for his patients, and has a caring bedside manner. Julie- his cosmetic coordinator, is simply amazing. She checked on me several times before and after the procedure, and was always there to answer questions. Highly recommend! One of the best decisions I've ever made! I'm very grateful."- D.K. / Google / Oct 13, 2020
"It finally happened!!! - After many years of thinking about getting a breast augmentation, I finally took the leap! My surgery was today with Dr. Dauwe in Dallas, Tx!! I am feeling excited and nervous, but I wouldn't have done it without all the reviews and support on here! I plan on documenting my journey in hopes it will help someone else! :)"- T. / RealSelf / Oct 09, 2020
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Dauwe and his staff! Sara and Julie are so sweet and do a fantastic job preparing patients for their surgery day. Catherine Kinney called me the night before to make sure I was prepared for anesthesia. Her voice was so calming and she really made me feel at ease for my upcoming procedure. The morning of my surgery, I was greeted with many friendly smiles, including Karen and CRNA Kinney. Before my procedure, Dr. Dauwe came in and measured and marked me up. He once again went over his plan for my procedure and what I could expect after surgery. I had my breast implants removed with a lift. The most surprising thing to me was that HE CALLED THURSDAY EVENING TO CHECK ON ME!! I thought that was so thoughtful of him. After five days, I can honestly say my results are above and beyond what I ever expected. Dr. Dauwe did a wonderful job! I’ve had minimal pain and my breasts are looking great! He is very knowledgeable in his field, he is professional and kind. I highly recommend him for any plastic surgery needs!"- S.R. / Google / Oct 07, 2020
"Dr. Dauwe and His team are Phenomenal!!! - Tummy Tuck with LipoI had an extremely long journey to Dr. Dauwe, but I'm so thankful that I found him! I couldn't figure out the source of my GI problems after seeing MULTIPLE specialists, GI doctor, Colorectal Surgeon, multiple diagnostic tests with no answers. I have known Julie for years, and thankfully after talking with her one day she suggested I come see Dr. Dauwe. One look at my abdomen, he said "has anyone told you that you have a pretty significant umbilical hernia?" I had no idea, but Dr. Dauwe was able to figure out the source of my problems and knew how to get it corrected. We decided that a Tummy Tuck due to Diastasis Recti and lipo because why not, along with a hernia repair would fix my problem, and he was right!! I had surgery 7/17/20 and my problems are GONE! I also have an amazing looking tummy again! My recovery was way easier than I had imagined! I took 2 weeks off work and enjoyed having time to relax. I had pain, but it was controlled pretty easily. During my recovery some concerns arose, Dr. Dauwe called and talked to me numerous times, I even bothered him while he was on vacation. He's an amazing surgeon, but he's also a caring, fun person to talk to. He will make you feel completely comfortable. Plus his office manager, Julie, is the sweetest person you will ever meet! I love Dr. Dauwe, Julie ad the whole team and Lemmon Avenue Plastic Surgery Center. I can't wait for my next procedure!!"- J. / RealSelf / Sep 30, 2020
Brow Lift Ideal Candidates
As we age our skin loses elasticity, and coupled with a lifetime of facial expression, the brow can start to droop and the forehead can elongate. A long forehead, low brow position, and loose skin in the upper and lower eyelids are common reasons for men and women in Dallas, TX to seek Dr. Dauwe's expertise. When looking at yourself in a mirror, do you seem angry or tired? Do you see deep wrinkles in between your eyebrows or are you bothered by your sagging brow? A surgical brow lift at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can be the ideal aesthetic procedure for your goals.
Brow Lift Surgical Technique
General anesthesia is used for most of Dr. Dauwe's brow lifts. The incision performed in a browlift is chosen depending on the position of your hairline, brow asymmetry, and amount of correction needed. The different techniques that Dr. Dauwe uses:
- Traditional "Coronal" Incision
Also known as the open browlift or "coronal" incision, this puts the surgical incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. The open incision not only conceals scars, it allows a certain amount of lift control throughout the surgery. The open incision is good for those with both frown lines and a sagging brow. The traditional brow lift is the ideal incision for patients who do not have a receding hairline.
- Hairline "Pre-trichial" Incision
The hairline incision is made directly along the patient's hairline. This incision permits more control of the brow position and is used for patients who have a receeding hairline. The frontal hairline can be advanced to shorten the forehead.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also called an endo-temporal brow lift, this technique starts the incision behind the hairline just over temples. A temporal incision permits the outer sections of the brow to be treated and is best for sagging that is visible in the outer brow. A temporal brow lift is often combined with a vertical vector facelift.
- Endoscopic Brow Lift
The endoscopic lift is a more modern and minimally invasive method employed in browlift surgery. This method makes a few small incisions behind the hairline and uses the endoscope to aid in dissection through the small incisions. Using the endoscope's camera, the brow is repositioned with stitches to a better position.
What to Expect for a Brow Lift Procedure
The recovery period after a brow lift varies in each patient and can vary depending on which technique is used. In general, patients feel some swelling and bruising in the upper portion of the face around the eyebrows and eyelids. Cold compresses helps to reduce the inflammation and can control swelling. Dr. Dauwe recommends patients sleep with pillows propped under their head for at least three nights after their brow lift. It is critical to avoid any activities or movement that can put pressure on your face. The typical recovery period from a brow lift is around 2 – 3 weeks. The results are seen right away with a refreshed appearance that seems more alert, softer, and with a visible improvement in sagging skin and fine lines in the upper portion of the face.
Brow Lift Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a brow lift cost?
Your costs for brow lift surgery will depend on the technique used, anesthesia, facility fees, and other procedures performed. When your treatment plan is developed during your consultation, cost estimates can be made. Dr. Dauwe will also explain payment methods and where to apply for no-interest financing to make your surgery more affordable.
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you need a facelift or brow lift will depend on your goals and where you have signs of aging. You should openly talk about your goals with Dr. Dauwe, so he can help you choose which treatment is best. Some patients come in wanting an eyelid lift, but may find that they would be better suited with a brow lift and vice versa. Using his experience, Dr. Dauwe will confidently help you decide on your treatment plan to give you your best results.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
You may consider one of the many nonsurgical options, including laser skin tightening and injectables (like Juvéderm and BOTOX), that can provide short-term improvements. However, brow lift surgery delivers longer-lasting results and more significant improvements. In your consultation, Dr. Dauwe can go over both your nonsurgical and surgical choices to help you decide which better suits your needs.
What technique should I choose?
Dr. Dauwe will explain surgical techniques in your consultation so you know the pros and cons of each. He will then help you choose the technique that best meets your needs and goals. The factors that will influence your choice are your hairline position, the amount of correction needed, and your tolerance of scars.
Will my results look natural?
If you have an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Dauwe, your brow lift will appear natural. He will create your treatment plan with your goals in mind to help you appear refreshed instead of frozen or tight. When performing your brow lift, Dr. Dauwe will concentrate on repositioning your brows to a more youthful position without creating an over-done or stretched appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Week 2 & 6, Month 3, 6, & 12
- Procedure Recovery Location
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Do not let your sagging brow bother you any more — schedule an appointment to get more information about brow lift surgery with plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. By correcting your hanging brow, you can revitalize your whole appearance and feel more youthful and refreshed. Dr. Dauwe strives for results that look natural, and your brow lift results will have your friends and family saying you look more refreshed and youthful than ever.