Brow Lift in Scottsdale, AZ

As time passes, eyebrows can sag over the upper eyelids and lose their natural shape, causing an individual to appear tired or angry. This unnatural appearance may become increasingly pronounced as the skin on the forehead begins to wrinkle and fold over. Dr. Spies offers a procedure called a “brow lift” to resolve these issues that provides a more youthful and rested appearance. Also referred to as an eyebrow lift or forehead lift, brow lift surgery can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead while elevating the tissues in the brow region to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance.

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What Are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?

Upper Facial Rejuvenation

The top third of the face often is amongst the first to show the signs of aging due to the repeated muscle movements. Brow lift surgery smooths and tightens the forehead to balance out your facial features.

Enhanced Brow Shape and Position

One of the primary reasons for brow lift surgery is a drooping or heavy brow. This surgical procedure tightens the forehead muscles, thereby lifting and securing the eyebrows to a higher and shapelier position.

Restores a Natural and Refreshed Appearance

Brow lift surgery restores natural, approachable appearances while softening a chronically tired or angry expression. Because this technique is performed endoscopically, it provides a subtle lift to the muscles.


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What Can Be Achieved With Brow Lift Surgery?

Elevated Brows

Elevated Brows

The act of furrowing, lowering, or raising the brows creates a temporary appearance that displays your mood, expression, or reaction. But once the eyebrows have begun to sag, certain expressions may become permanent features and leave a tired, angry, or sad expression. A brow lift raises the brows, corrects deep frown lines, and softens wrinkles so that your facial expressions reflect your true mood.

Smooth Forehead

Smooth Forehead

When skin laxity occurs due to aging, redundant skin can collect in the forehead region. Some people develop prominent lines and wrinkles that become a permanent part of the forehead. These patients can benefit significantly from a brow lift, which raises the tissues to correct lines, wrinkles, folds, and sagging. The resulting improvement is a smooth and wrinkle-free forehead.

A Youthful Appearance

A Youthful Appearance

Because tissue laxity and wrinkles are symptoms of aging, having these telltale signs in your upper face can date your appearance. Such may be the case even if forehead lines have formed prematurely due to genetics or other factors. A brow lift can eliminate forehead lines and elevate the brows to give you a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance that better reflects your age — or, at least, the age you feel you are.

Brow Lift Procedure

A brow lift takes less than two hours to complete and is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Spies uses an endoscope for brow lift surgery, which is the latest and most advanced surgical technique for this procedure. For the endoscopic brow lift, Dr. Spies places a few small incisions behind the hairline through which he inserts the endoscope and the tools needed for the surgery. The endoscope portrays a video visual of the internal tissues without requiring a lengthy incision, which allows Dr. Spies to see clearly and conduct the surgery while avoiding visible scars, hair loss, and a prolonged recovery. Through the other tiny incisions, he uses small and precise surgical tools to raise the forehead and brow tissues to a more youthful position, creating a smoother and more natural appearance.


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Because Dr. Spies uses the endoscopic brow lift technique, the surgical recovery is much shorter and more comfortable than the recovery after a traditional coronal brow lift. After the surgery, most patients experience mild pain only. Some swelling and bruising will last up to seven days. About one week after surgery, the sutures will be removed, and patients will be able to return to work. Strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for three to four weeks after the procedure.

Scars Icon Scars

Dr. Spies performs endoscopic brow lifts, utilizing small incisions that are made and hidden behind the hairline. Patients should not expect visible scarring or any hair loss after undergoing this procedure with Dr. Spies. Even patients with receding hairlines can expect their scars to be inconspicuous.

Pain Icon Pain

Brow lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Because of this, you will not experience any pain during the procedure itself. You may experience some discomfort during your initial recovery due to the bruising and swelling. Over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications can be taken to alleviate any discomfort or tenderness in the upper face.

Cost Icon Cost

The cost of your brow lift depends on many factors, including the extent of the surgery and the techniques used. Additional cost factors include anesthesia fees, facility fees, surgeon’s fees, pre-surgical tests, and post-surgical dressings. The final consideration of your brow lift or forehead lift cost is whether or not this procedure is being performed in combination with other surgeries like facelift surgery or eyelid surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for brow lift surgery?

Candidates for this procedure typically have sagging brows and conspicuous lines, wrinkles, or folds in the forehead region. To ensure the best surgical experience, candidates should be in good overall health. Most candidates are between 40 and 70 years old, although a brow lift can be performed on younger individuals if necessary.

What are the risks of a brow lift?

Risks such as bleeding or infection can accompany any surgery, including a brow lift. However, complications are quite rare when an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon performs the surgery. Dr. Spies routinely performs brow lift surgery and has over 30 years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Can I combine my brow lift with other facial surgeries?

If you have other signs of facial aging, you can choose to combine your brow lift with other surgeries to maximize your results. Dr. Spies often combines brow lift surgery with other procedures, such as eyelid surgery and facelift surgery, to rejuvenate the entire face.

What results should I expect?

A brow lift is a very rewarding procedure that can restore a more youthful appearance to the forehead and brows. Patients are usually very satisfied with their newly rejuvenated appearance and often find a renewed sense of self-confidence. The results of a brow lift are long lasting and can minimize the appearance of aging for years.

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Dr. Spies' office is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, 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