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
"I can’t recommend Dr.Dauwe enough! I consulted with two other doctors but am so glad I chose his practice. Dr.Dauwe and his staff are all so professional and knowledgeable, and make me feel super comfortable every time I see them. I am one week post op and have been pain free and feel amazing. My results are even better than expected, couldn’t be happier!"- C.P. / Google / Apr 19, 2022
"Where do I begin? Seriously the BEST Dr and staff ever! 14 years ago I had a breast lift and augmentation at a different location. Immediately started having complications, resulting in multiple skin graphs and reconstruction. Also resulting in nerve damage. I’ve been SCARED to get this issue fixed. Until my best friends and several of their family members shared their experience with Dr Dauwe and his staff! AMAZING! So I gave them a shot, and let me tell you my experience with them and their entire staff was just as if not more amazing! Not only did they calm my fears and gave me my confidence back, you could not ask for a better staff and Doctor Who genuinely cares about your well-being and your needs. This has been some thing that has lowered my self-esteem for the past 14 years and I finally feel whole again! The surgery went perfect with Little pain and I was so worried about the healing process because of the last experience I had with another office. But so far I am doing beyond better than expected and they have been nothing but amazing! My husband and I were blown away with the surgery center and all the staff there just being over and abundantly caring not just being nice because it’s their job but genuinely caring about you! I simply cannot say enough! If you were looking for a cosmetic doctor for any reason I highly recommend Dr. Dauwe and his wonderful staff! Thank you again for giving me back my confidence!"- K.S. / Google / Apr 15, 2022
"I could not be happier with the results from my breast augmentation. Dr. Dauwe is not only an extremely talented surgeon, but he and his whole team are compassionate, patient, and beyond generous. They have truly given me the breast’s of my dreams!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 12/10 recommend Dauwe Plastic Surgery to anyone!!"- L.M. / Google / Apr 08, 2022
"One week post-op and feeling GREAT!! couldn't be happier!! First surgery and first time under anesthesia I was NERVOUS. I had my surgery on a Thursday and I was back to work by Monday. The pain was one of my big concerns and I only had "pain" the two days after surgery. I would say 3/10 wasn't bad at all. Consulted with 5 different doctors regarding breast augmentation. 1 made me feel horrible, 3 were ok, but Dr. Dauwe and his staff made me feel so comfortable. I had my consultation with him and immediately after, I scheduled my surgery. Dr. Dauwe not only picked the PERFECT size for me, but he really took the time to listen. He answered all my questions/concerns, and I instantly trusted him. Julie and the staff are absolutely amazing!! They are so professional and made the process so easy and smooth. I am so happy I chose Dr. Dauwe. He is so talented and his work is phenomenal. Dr. Dauwe, Julie, Sara and all the staff thank you so so much!!!"- D.C. / Google / Apr 01, 2022
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.