Eyebrow & Forehead Lift

Serving New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (the mid Atlantic states)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon Sheila A. Bond, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Deep furrows on the forehead, frown lines over the eyes, drooping eyebrows and hood-like skin over the eyes are all conditions that can make you look older than you are or feel. Whether age or heredity causes these conditions, a forehead lift (or brow lift) can give you a more youthful, animated and alert appearance.

Slight changes in the height of your eyebrows can increase your apparent age. A high arched eyebrow is a sign of youth and can highlight your eyes and draw attention to them. Many women pluck or wax their eyebrows in order to change the height of their brow. A droopy brow can hood your eyelids and draw attention away from your eyes. The forehead and eyebrows make up the upper one-third of the face. A standard face and neck lift is actual a lift of the lower two-thirds of the face and neck. A forehead lift is a facelift of the upper one-third of the face. It may be combined with a standard face and neck lift or an eyelid lift.

The surgeons at Bond Plastic Surgery recommend a forehead lift for men and women whose eyebrows have fallen with the aging process and whose forehead has deep wrinkles. It is an enduring way to improve the deep horizontal and vertical grooves on the forehead that develop after years of facial expression.

The Surgery

The surgeons at Bond Plastic Surgery typically recommend a standard forehead lift, for severe age-related forehead and eyebrow problems. The procedure is skillfully performed by our board certified plastic surgeons through an incision in the hairline of the forehead. The operation takes about two hours, and will be performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. At the end of the surgery, small dissolvable sutures are placed to close the incision. You will be able to go home the same day as the surgery.*

If your eyebrow or forehead problem is not too severe, then perhaps you would be a good candidate for endoscopic surgery of the forehead. Through five or six small incisions in the scalp, the deep grooves can be improved and the eyebrows are raised. The surgeons at Bond Plastic Surgery are happy to discuss this procedure in detail during your consultation.

The Recovery

You will be able to return to work in about ten days and will be able to resume your routine activities and exercise at about four weeks. There is very little swelling or bruising, but you may notice some numbness in the forehead and scalp for several months.* Most of our patients do not find this a major concern. Your improved look will be subtle to everyone but you. Many people say how well rested you look, or ask if you’ve changed your hairstyle.

Other Options

If your forehead grooves are not too deep, then perhaps BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® injections, which will relax soften the look of forehead lines and wrinkles, might work for you.

The most effective treatment to optimize your goals and your desired results is to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic surgeons to discuss your options. Call our office today to schedule a convenient consultation appointment: (973) 509-0007.

Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery office located in Montclair, New Jersey (NJ). We serve patients from the following area, such as Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Sussex counties, as well as Jersey City, Newark, NJ and all surrounding areas including New York (NY).

*Results may vary.

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