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Brow Lift

Heavy, low eyebrows can cause you to look perpetually tired or angry. The brows gradually descend over time for a variety of reasons, including the natural aging process, sun damage, and genetics. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Houtan Chaboki performs brow lift surgery, also called a forehead lift, in Washington, DC to help women and men look rested and youthful again. He specializes in an endoscopic, minimally invasive brow lift technique that offers distinct advantages over traditional methods.

Dr. Chaboki focuses his practice exclusively on facial plastic surgery. To learn more about brow lift surgery and other procedures that can minimize the signs of aging, request your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085.

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Case 120, Brow Lift, Eyelid Surgery

Large, open eyes are a universal sign of youth and beauty. No wonder cosmetic procedures around the eyes and forehead are so popular, such as Botox® Cosmetic and eyelid surgery. In addition, the eyes may be the first area to show signs aging with...

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Case 86, Brow Lift, Eyelid Surgery

Age and sun damage make the eyes smaller and less visible, which give the appearance of age. Maryland eyelid surgery patients seek plastic surgery to help "open" the eyes and improve the wrinkles, the eyelid bags, and the dark circles. In addition to...

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Case 176, Brow Lift, Cheek Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, Facial Sculpting, Fat Transfer

Sagging neck skin gradually develops as one gets older. In addition, fat accumulates under the chin and facial bones thin over time. Each factor plays a different role in every patient to create an aging neck or submental fullness (i.e. a d...

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Case 95, Brow Lift, Eyelid Surgery

Sagging skin and droopy eyelids are common complaints of Maryland patients considering cosmetic eyelid surgery. The extra skin and sagging tissue come primarily from a combination of natural aging and sun damage. In addition to appearing "tired" or "...

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Case 48, Brow Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Fat Transfer, Lip Enhancement

The eyebrow naturally descends and flattens with sun damage and age. Low eyebrows may inadvertantly convey a tired or angry appearance. Brow lift surgery can help "open" up the eyes to rejuvenate the face, in addition to recreating a natural arch to ...

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Case 74, Brow Lift

The eyes are the windows to the soul and are the first area one notices when looking at another person. With natural aging and sun damage, the eyes may be smaller or tired appearing. Descent of the eyebrow occurs gradually with time and will obscure ...

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Case 42, Brow Lift, Eyelid Surgery

Excess skin and sagging, droopy tissue of the upper eyelid and eyebrows contribute to the aging face, but may also affect vision. The terms dermatochalasis and ptosis refer to this eyelid condition. Patients often seek upper eyelid surgery (blepharop...

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Case 3, Brow Lift, Eyelid Surgery

Excess skin, droopy eyelids, and a descending eyebrow in this metropolitan DC area woman had obstructed her visual field, in addition to making her appear older that she felt. She also had to strain or tilt her head to read. She underwent an upper fa...

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Case 62, Brow Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Fat Transfer, Lip Enhancement

Virginia area upper face lift patients often seek improvement of the forehead, eyebrow, and eye areas. Sun damage and natural aging contributes to sagging of the skin and wrinkles. Office cosmetic treatments, such as Botox Cosmetic or Dysport, are po...

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Case 23, Brow Lift, Rhinoplasty, Skin Care Products

Subtle, natural results without excess plastic surgery. Plastic surgery of the face, nose, and eye area does not require any visible incisions. This DC area woman demonstrates skin that has excess sun damage and naturally droopy eyebrows, which appe...

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For additional patient photos, visit Dr. Chaboki's brow lift photo gallery.

Brow Lift Improvements

A brow lift is cosmetic plastic surgery of the eyebrow and forehead area that provides one or more of the following improvements:

  • Raises the middle and outer portions of the brows
  • Tightens sagging skin
  • Removes bulging fat
  • Lifts drooping upper eyelids
  • Smoothes forehead wrinkles

The procedure can rejuvenate a patient's facial appearance by opening up the area around the eyes and creating a smoother forehead. The aesthetic result is a more youthful, relaxed, and refreshed appearance.

How Much Does a Brow Lift Cost?

The cost of a brow lift here in Washington, DC can fluctuate quite a bit based on the details of your procedure. Most brow lift patients can expect to spend anywhere between $5,000 and $10,000 * on the surgery. After your consultation, a member of our staff provides you with a written quote that reflects the specifics you and Dr. Chaboki discussed. Visit our Fees & Financing page to learn more about paying for your brow lift.

Brow Lift & Upper Eyelid Surgery

Patients are often uncertain about whether a brow lift or eyelid surgery will give them the improvements they want. Dr. Chaboki assesses the eyelids, especially the upper eyelids, when determining whether a patient may benefit from brow lift surgery.

To rejuvenate the upper third of the face, some patients need a brow lift alone, some need upper eyelid surgery, and some need both brow lift and upper eyelid surgery. As a facial rejuvenation specialist, Dr. Chaboki is able to determine the unique needs of each patient.

Types of Brow Lifts

Dr. Chaboki is trained and experienced in many variations of the brow lift procedure. After a comprehensive evaluation, he will recommend the options best suited to you based on your areas of concern, the amount of correction you would like to achieve, and your underlying facial anatomy. Brow lift options include:

  • The traditional brow lift, also called a coronal brow lift or complete brow lift, involves an incision behind the hairline that typically runs across the top of the head from ear to ear. A strip of scalp is usually removed during this procedure.
  • The endoscopic brow lift, also called a minimally invasive brow lift, involves small incisions hidden in the hairline
  • The lateral brow lift, also called a temporal brow lift, raises only the outer portion of the eyebrows and involves incisions placed about 1 to 2 centimeters behind the hairline at the temples that can range from 2 to 10 centimeters long.
  • The nonsurgical brow lift is performed with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to temporarily lift the outer brows by relaxing the facial muscles that pull the brows down. The results are typically more subtle than those from surgery.

Advantages of the Endoscopic Technique

Although the endoscopic approach is technically more demanding and requires more specialized training, Dr. Chaboki prefers this technique because it offers several advantages over the traditional technique, including:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less invasive
  • Lower rate of complications
  • Reduced scarring, bruising, bleeding, swelling, itching, and numbness
  • Faster recovery

Meet Dr. Chaboki

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Dr. Chaboki is a caring surgeon with a strong cosmetic and reconstructive background.

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Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation

Dr. Chaboki performs a variety of surgical and nonsurgical procedures to reduce the signs of aging. He can perform these procedures individually or along with a brow lift. Options include:

  • Facelift tightens lax skin and lifts sagging cheeks and jowls.
  • Eyelid surgery of the upper and lower eyelids removes sagging upper eyelid skin and reduces puffy under-eye bags.
  • Med spa treatments, such as facial fillers, chemical peels, and BOTOX Cosmetic, provide nonsurgical rejuvenation for patients who are not ready for cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Chaboki will review your options during your comprehensive evaluation and determine a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and cosmetic goals. Visit his Facial Rejuvenation Overview page for additional information.

How It's Performed

Brow lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that typically takes less than one hour to perform. During the endoscopic brow lift procedure, Dr. Chaboki may insert a small video camera (endoscope) into several small incisions placed just behind the hairline. The endoscope provides him with a clear view of the muscles and tissues beneath the forehead skin. Dr. Chaboki then inserts another instrument through one of the small incisions to lift the skin and remove or alter the brow muscle, if necessary.

During an endoscopic procedure, the eyebrows and forehead can be lifted and secured at the optimal height through the use of an advanced, suture-less mechanism called the Endotine® Forehead fixation device. Each Endotine device dissolves gradually following surgery while the tissues heal in their new, lifted position.

Recovery After Brow Lift Surgery

After brow lift surgery, patients commonly experience a mild headache, rather than pain, which is usually manageable with prescription pain medication. The endoscopic brow lift causes less discomfort than traditional brow lift surgery.

You will experience a certain amount of swelling and bruising for the first week or 2 after your procedure. As the incisions heal, you may experience some numbness or itching, both of which are normal and diminish with time. You can expect to resume light activity within a couple of days after brow lift surgery.

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Your Rejuvenated Look

Most brow lift patients are very pleased with their refreshed and rejuvenated appearances. It may take several weeks to see the final results, but your new look will be well worth the wait. Although you will appear younger for a long time after plastic surgery, it cannot stop the aging process, and you should continue to see Dr. Chaboki for skin care and maintenance of plastic surgery results.

For detailed information about this procedure, visit Dr. Chaboki's Brow Lift FAQ page.

* Price information is an estimation and individual pricing will vary. All prices are subject to change and costs are non-refundable.

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.