Brow Lift in San Diego & La Jolla
You may be a candidate for a forehead lift (brow lift) if:
- You have deep lines or creases along your forehead
- Your brow area, eyebrows or forehead sags making you look tired, sad or angry
The Brow Lift Procedure
Forehead lifts are often performed at the same time as facelifts but not always. The intended result is to improve the appearance of deep lines or wrinkles on the forehead and to achieve a more elevated brow giving the patient a more youthful and rested appearance.
Forehead lifts are usually performed under general anesthesia. They can be performed endoscopically or as an open procedure. There are also “mini” version of a brow lift which requires a shorter incision and simply gives some elevation to the brow area. Endoscopic procedures are done using smaller incisions in the hairline and recovery is quicker with much less scarring and potential for hair loss. An open brow lift is performed in some cases and the incision is made across the top of the scalp from the top of one ear to the other. Sometimes the incision will be made at the front of the hairline so as not to disturb the position of the hair. Excess skin is pulled up and removed and then either stapled or sutured to affix the skin and underlying tissue to its new position. The exact procedure that is right for you will be determined by you and Dr. Kearney during your consultation.
Brow Lift Recovery
Dr. Kearney performs brow lifts under local anesthesia with mild sedation or general anesthesia if you prefer. You may go home the same day. Most patients return to work about 1 week after the procedure and can resume normal activity within 3-4 weeks.
Video: Dr. Kearney Discusses Brow Lift Surgery
San Diego brow lift surgeon, Dr. Kearney, discusses his forehead lift procedure techniques and results.