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    What is a Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)?

    What is a Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)?Brow lift is a facial plastic surgery procedure that aims to mitigate lines and wrinkles that develop naturally on the forehead due to aging or other reasons. 

    A person can appear angry, older, or stressed due to the presence of horizontal lines on the forehead and tiny vertical lines between the brows. 

    A brow lift enables the surgeon to eliminate deep creases and wrinkles between the brows and on the forehead as well as reposition the brow line. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides brow lift (forehead lift) to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities. 


    Ideal Candidates

    Brow lift plastic surgery may be appropriate for people who are unhappy about the appearance of droopy brows, an angry or tired look on the face, deep furrows between the brows, conspicuous horizontal lines across the forehead, or heavy upper lids. 

    The candidates should not have an eye infection or another medical condition that could compromise the surgery or healing. 


    Customized Brow Lift Plan

    The surgeon will use the feedback from the patient acquired during the consultation process to create a customized surgical plan that addresses the patient’s unique needs. They will also evaluate the patient’s medical condition and previous upper face procedures if any. 


    Surgical Procedure

    Brow lift cosmetic surgery may be undertaken using a traditional approach or as a less invasive endoscopic procedure. The time taken to complete the procedure is usually between one to two hours. 

    Traditional Brow Lift

    A traditional brow lift may be undertaken using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision across the forehead beneath the hairline. 

    They will use this incision to lift and reposition the brows and smooth wrinkles. Any excess skin will be removed to create a tauter upper face appearance. The surgeon will seal the incision with sutures when the procedure is complete. 

    Endoscopic Brow Lift 

    This procedure involves the placement of multiple tiny incisions along the scalp. The surgeon will insert an endoscope through these incisions to allow the surgeon to view the treatment area beneath the skin on a monitor.

    Subsequently, the surgeon will lift the forehead skin to eliminate excess muscle tissue that is causing the wrinkles as well as reposition the brows. They will excise the loose skin and close the incisions with sutures. 




    • Rejuvenated  eye and facial appearance
    • Reduction in the tension of the forehead muscles
    • Enhanced position and definition of the brows
    • Improved outcomes when the procedure is performed in combination with a facelift or eyelid lift.
    • Natural looking outcomes, low scarring, fewer risks, faster recovery with an endoscopic brow lift




    For a day or two after the surgery, the patient may have to wear bandages. They can use ice packs to help minimize the initial inflammation, and the surgeon may prescribe pain drugs for the initial few days. 

    Vigorous activities should not be undertaken for around two to four weeks. A majority of patients can resume their normal routine in around one week. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for brow lift (forehead lift).


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