Elevating a sagging forehead dramatically changes your appearance, so you no longer look tired or angry when you’re rested and content. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederick K. Park performs brow lift surgery at his Rocky Mount, NC, plastic surgery practice to help patients look refreshed and more youthful. Women and men considering a brow lift, also called a forehead lift, travel from Greenville, Raleigh, and throughout North Carolina to have Dr. Park perform the surgery.
Dr. Frederick K. ParkBoard-Certified Plastic Surgeon
With more than 30 years of experience providing the highest quality aesthetic care at his Rocky Mount practice, Dr. Park is the choice of women and men considering plastic surgery from Greenville, Raleigh, and throughout North Carolina.
As we age, our skin and the underlying muscles lose their firmness. This results in wrinkles and sagging skin in various areas of the face. When our brows sag, it creates a tired, grumpy, or worried appearance. A brow lift subtly elevates the brows to create a refreshed, more alert appearance.
The procedure specifically:
Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position
A brow lift is effective as a standalone procedure, but Dr. Park may recommend combining it with other surgical and nonsurgical procedures for comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Options include:
There are several options in approaching a brow lift. Minor improvements in raising the brow position can be made through an upper eyelid incision during blepharoplasty. I often make incisions in the upper forehead and scalp for brows that need additional lifting—which is the case for most patients. The options include a long incision concealed along the hairline, smaller incisions for an endoscopic technique, and incisions on the sides of the scalp just above the forehead. Each can be effective for the right patient. Although previously a bigger proponent of the endoscopic technique, I have found that the lateral lift has been an excellent solution for many of my patients.
A brow lift also provides good access to muscles, which causes forehead wrinkling and reduces these. In some cases, it’s necessary to raise soft tissues and skin which have sagged into the upper eyelid region when eyelid surgery alone is inadequate.
How Is a Brow Lift Performed?
Dr. Park employs various techniques to perform brow lift surgery, tailoring the approach to each patient’s unique facial anatomy, concerns, and expectations. Among these techniques, the lateral brow lift and endoscopic are the most common. Dr. Park determines the approach that will produce the best results after discussing your goals and conducting a thorough physical exam.
Lateral Brow Lift
Also called a temporal brow lift, a lateral brow lift targets the outer one-third of the eyebrow instead of the entire brow. It’s less extensive than other techniques. Using this approach, Dr. Park changes the brow’s shape to look more youthful and attractive. If you stand in front of a mirror, raise the outer portion of the brow with your finger, and find the change attractive, you may be a candidate. Dr. Park may combine a lateral brow lift with upper blepharoplasty.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
This technique is sometimes called a minimal incision brow lift because the surgeon makes 4 or 5 tiny incisions behind the hairline. After making the incisions, Dr. Park inserts a thin scope with a camera at the end through the incisions. The endoscope enables Dr. Park to see internal tissues that he elevates during the procedure.
Coronal Brow Lift
This technique is sometimes called a traditional brow lift. The procedure involves making an incision along the hairline near one ear and then extending it across the top of the head to the other ear. This approach is best for someone who wants to smooth forehead wrinkles and elevate the brow.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost in Rocky Mount, NC?
The cost of a brow lift in the Rocky Mount area varies depending on the technique used, if it’s combined with another facial rejuvenation procedure, and your surgeon’s expertise and experience. The best way to determine the price of your brow lift is by scheduling a private consultation with Dr. Park.
It’s easy for qualified patients to finance their procedures through CareCredit®, which offers attractive payment plans for women and men choosing elective cosmetic surgery or nonsurgical treatments.
The recovery process following a brow lift partly depends on the technique used by Dr. Park. You’ll return home on the day of surgery, so you’ll need someone to drive you home and remain with you for at least 24 hours after the procedure. You should arrange to have someone help around the house for several days as you recover.
You can expect bruising and swelling to peak during the first week and gradually resolve within 1 to 2 weeks. It helps to apply cold compresses and to keep your head elevated while you sleep. Most patients resume normal activities and return to work within a week of the procedure (for jobs that don’t require strenuous activity). You’ll need more time to recover if you plan to attend a wedding, class reunion, or other social event.
Meet With Dr. Park
If you’re looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform a brow lift in Raleigh, Greenville, or anywhere else in North Carolina, you can request a consultation with Dr. Park at our Rocky Mount location by using the online form. Or give us a call at
(252) 937-5003 to schedule an appointment.
Brow Lift Surgery FAQ
Is brow lift surgery painful?
Brow lift surgery is performed under anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. After the surgery, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, but Dr. Park will provide appropriate pain medications to manage the post-operative discomfort.
How long do the results of a brow lift last?
The longevity of brow lift results varies from person to person. On average, the results can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years. Factors such as the patient’s age, skin quality, lifestyle, and genetics can influence how long the effects of the surgery last.
Brow lift vs. BOTOX®: Which do I need?
If your main concern is dynamic wrinkles and lines caused by muscle contractions, BOTOX may be a good option. It relaxes the targeted muscles, reducing the appearance of wrinkles such as frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet around the eyes. BOTOX is often used by younger individuals looking to prevent or minimize the early signs of aging and maintain a smoother appearance.
A brow lift is suitable if you have sagging or drooping eyebrows, forehead furrows, and deep wrinkles that BOTOX alone cannot effectively treat. Brow lift surgery is often considered by middle-aged or older individuals with more advanced signs of aging in the forehead and brow area.