Frown lines and drooping brows are among the most significant signs of aging in the upper face. These features often convey a look of constant tiredness, stress, or displeasure — even when you’re not feeling any of these emotions. NYC aesthetic plastic surgeon Ira Savetsky, MD understands how frustrating it can be when the supportive tissues of the face begin to weaken, resulting in the development of wrinkles, creases, and skin inelasticity. A brow lift offers a highly effective solution to smooth frown lines and restore the brows to brighter and more youthful positioning. Dr. Savetsky employs modern techniques whenever possible — such as the endoscopic brow lift procedure — to achieve an elegant result while minimizing swelling, bleeding, and recovery time after the procedure.
Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?
Commonly referred to as a “forehead lift,” brow lift surgery can provide a more rested and healthy appearance by addressing skin relaxation and repositioning weakened tissue on the forehead. If you believe you look older than you feel due to deep frown lines or drooping brows, a brow lift may be the ideal treatment for you. Patients interested in the procedure should also be:
- Healthy and a non-smoker
- Realistic about the outcome of surgery
- Positive about the outlook and potential results
Brow lift surgery is often an excellent complement to blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery — especially for patients whose drooping brows contribute to “hooding.” Whether performed alone or in combination with a brow lift, upper and lower eyelid surgery can correct puffy eyelids and stretched, excess skin making the eyes look aged or exhausted.
How is the Brow Lift Procedure Performed?
During the outpatient procedure, soft tissue is adjusted to lift the brow to a more rejuvenated positioning and to smooth furrows along the forehead. Incisions are typically hidden within the hairline, and Dr. Savetsky’s technique allows patients to achieve beautiful results with less downtime, shorter incisions, and significantly less post-operative discomfort than a traditional brow lift. Recovery times vary from patient to patient, but most individuals are able to resume work and normal daily activities in 7 to 10 days.
What Can I Expect From Recovery After a Brow Lift?
The recovery period after brow lift surgery usually lasts 7 days, with some patients able to return to work within one week. The head may be lightly wrapped with bandages or compression garments immediately after the procedure to help manage swelling and potential bruising. Exercise and strenuous activity should be avoided for one month.
Dr. Savetsky will provide you with comprehensive aftercare instructions so you have a good understanding of what to expect during the healing process. In general, we advise sleeping with the head slightly elevated to reduce swelling and accelerate your recovery. Other information about activity restrictions, incision care, and an approximate healing timeline will be provided after your procedure. You can be confident that Dr. Savetsky will help ensure you’re well-educated on brow lift surgery and the subsequent recovery period.
How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?
The cost of a brow lift includes the standard surgical expenses expected of every procedure, such as fees for the anesthesia, surgical facility, and surgeon, among other costs. The price varies for each patient based on the details of their individual treatment plan, such as:
- The surgical technique used
- The extent of the concerns observed
- The complexity of surgery
- Your aesthetic goals
In NYC, the total cost of a brow lift can range from $10,000 to $25,000 depending on each person’s unique needs. Insurance doesn’t provide coverage for cosmetic procedures, but Dr. Savetsky accepts plastic surgery financing plans via CareCredit® for qualified patients who would rather pay for their brow lift in smaller installments. Our team would be happy to speak with you about the cost of a brow lift in greater detail, so don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Dr. Ira Savetsky has extensive experience achieving natural-looking results with brow lift surgery and other aesthetic facial procedures. Discover an optimal treatment plan for your goals by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Savetsky, or contact our New York City practice to speak with a member of our team.