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Brow Lift

Brow Lift / Forehead lift

As we age, the forces of gravity cause the eyebrows and forehead to descend. As the brows fall, they push the redundant skin into the upper eyelid causing skin to droop or hang over the upper eyelid. The brow appears heavy, thickened and deep creases set in between the brows. All this can lead to an angry or tired look even when you don’t feel this way.  Many patients seeking rejuvenation surgery are not aware of the sagging eyebrows’ participation in their aged appearances. To improve this, a browlift can be done in isolation, but it is usually done in tandem with a forehead lift or a facelift.

Repositioning forehead skin may be necessary to achieve the optimal improvement in eyelid surgery, attracting attention to opened, more inviting eyes. For those with heavy descended brows undergoing a facelift procedure, a forehead lift may be key to maintaining a natural look. It will also help smooth out excess wrinkles, crow’s feet and skin of the temporal region.   Although most patients receiving forehead lifts are between the ages of forty and sixty, the procedure can be performed at any age if necessary.

The main difference among the various options for brow and forehead lifting consists of the placement of the incision.  While all the various procedures will raise the brow and smooth the forehead, some can even lower a high hairline and improve facial balance and harmony.  A forehead lift typically takes between one to two hours to perform. Dr. Nadelson most commonly performs these surgeries in combination with facelift surgery but may be done independently and under IV sedation or twilight anesthesia.

Brow Lift / FOREHEAD LIFT Recovery

Dr. Nadelson is dedicated to giving his patients the attention they deserve during their period of recovery.  During your immediate postoperative recovery period your head may be loosely wrapped to minimize swelling and bruising.   There may be a mild amount of pain and discomfort associated with the surgery. This should be easily controlled with oral medications.   You should keep your head elevated and sleep on 2-3 pillows to help reduce swelling. You will not be able to perform vigorous physical activity for at least two weeks following your procedure. Bruising and swelling may last up to 10 day following the procedure and you will find that the healing will continue for several weeks, as the swelling dissipates and incision lines refine and fade.  Makeup may be worn to help camouflage any bruising.


In your consultation with Dr. Nadelson, he will provide you with a price estimate that is based on  factors specific to you as a patient. During your consultation, you may also wish to ask about the financing options available, which create an affordable monthly payment method with low to zero interest. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Nadelson, Contact his office at (212)-500-2163

Adam Nadelson MD

Cosmetic Surgeon