Brow Lift in Scottsdale, AZ

The brow is one of the first parts of our body to show signs of aging. As time passes, the brows can sag over the upper eyelids, causing an individual to look tired or angry. And as wrinkles deepen and fold over, it can cause the brow to look even heavier. To address this problem before it intensifies, many patients consider a brow lift surgery to reverse these effects and achieve a more youthful appearance.

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The Benefits of Brow Lift Surgery


Elevates sagging brows

Smooths some forehead lines and wrinkles

Softens a chronically tired or angry expression

Restores a natural, refreshed, and approachable appearance

What Can Be Achieved With a Brow Lift?


Elevated Brows

Brows can lower with age and the natural pull of gravity. Unfortunately, lowered brows cause an overall tired look as it can hood the eyelids. A brow lift elevates the brows to correct sagging, creating a more open eye appearance.

Smooth Forehead

As people age, they can develop deep wrinkles in the forehead. A brow lift helps to smooth out some of these wrinkles as it raises the tissue of the forehead. A smoother and wrinkle-free face can take years off someone’s appearance.

Natural Facial Expressions

Before aging sets in, people’s faces are expressive and clearly show their emotions. Unfortunately, lowered brows can mask our real emotions and make us appear constantly angry or tired. A brow lift helps correct this, opening up the face to allow our genuine expressions to show again.

How Is Brow Lift Surgery Performed?

Anesthesia

A brow lift requires the patient to be put under general anesthesia and usually only takes two hours. This is an outpatient procedure, meaning that the patient can generally go home the same day and doesn’t have to plan for an overnight stay.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

An endoscopic brow lift is the most advanced surgical technique for brow lift surgery.

For this type of brow lift, the doctor places a few small incisions behind the hairline, inserting the endoscope and tools needed for surgery. The endoscope allows the doctor to have a video visual of the internal tissues without making a lengthy incision.

This technique reduces visible scars, hair loss, and allows for a much faster recovery.

Combination Procedures

A brow lift surgery can be combined with other procedures to rejuvenate the entire face and maintain facial balance. Common pairings for a brow lift include eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), facelift surgery, and neck lift surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions


Am I a candidate for brow lift surgery?

A good candidate for brow lift surgery:

  • Has realistic expectations for the results of the procedure
  • Is a non-smoker or willing to give up smoking pre and post-surgery
  • Is unhappy with the appearance of their brows
  • Has sagging brows and conspicuous lines, wrinkles, or folds in the forehead region
  • Is in general good health

How can I prepare for brow lift surgery?

Your plastic surgeon will let you know how you can prepare for your surgery during the consultation. Your surgeon may ask you to stop smoking and taking certain medications. The surgeon will also need to review your medical history to ensure there are no pre-existing conditions that can threaten the surgery or recovery process.

What is my recovery for brow lift surgery like?

The endoscopic brow lift technique allows for a much faster recovery time than traditional brow lift methods. After the procedure, patients may experience some mild pain and discomfort. There will be bruising and swelling around the forehead, but this goes away within one week. Sutures or staples are removed seven to 10 days after the procedure, at which point patients can return to work. Exercise and strenuous activity should be avoided for three to four weeks.

Is brow lift surgery painful?

Patients will be given general anesthesia so they don’t feel any discomfort during the procedure. After the surgery, there should be only mild pain or discomfort that can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.

What are the risks of brow lift surgery?

As is the case with any surgery, there are risks, such as infection, bleeding, and temporary hair loss. However, brow lift surgeries are quite standard and don’t hold a high risk for most patients. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon reduces the risk of anything going wrong during the procedure.

How much does a brow lift cost in Scottsdale?

The total cost of your brow lift in Scottsdale, Arizona, will vary depending on the extent of the procedure, any surgeries being performed in combination, and additional cost factors, such as anesthesia, facility, and surgeon fees. You will be given an accurate cost estimate during your consultation once Dr. Spies has had the opportunity to evaluate your needs.

Is there a non-surgical alternative to brow lift surgery?

If you are not ready for surgery, you can try a non-surgical approach, such as injectable treatments with neurotoxins or dermal fillers. These fillers can smooth out wrinkles and give you a younger appearance. Unfortunately, neurotoxins nor fillers cannot elevate your brow. If this is your prominent issue, only surgery can help.

Will I have scars after brow lift surgery?

The endoscopic brow lift technique uses minor incisions that are hidden behind the hairline. Patients should not expect visible scarring or any hair loss after undergoing this procedure. Even patients with receding hairlines can expect their scars to be inconspicuous.

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Dr. Spies' office is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona just adjacent to the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center


Robert J. Spies, M.D.
5410 N Scottsdale Rd C 100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tel: 480-359-1019