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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 wrinkles and sagging tissue. The eye area gradually becomes smaller, narrower, or tired appearing with time. Eyebrow descent occurs slowly with time and will obscure youthful and beautiful eyes. A brow lift surgery can help "open" up the eyes to rejuvenate the face, either alone or combined with eyelid surgery. A minimally invasive brow lift surgery with a small endoscopic camera achieves a natural look with small incisions hidden in t...

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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 the undesired "tired" or "older" appearance, some patients with sagging eyelid and eyebrow tissue may also have obstructed vision.This Maryland eyelid surgery patient had wanted to look more appropriate for her age and improve her vision at the same time. Dr. Chaboki reviewed options, which included Botox Cosmetic and non-surgical facelifting procedures. After a comprehensive consultaiton, she underwent an endoscopic brow lift, otherwise known a...

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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 double chin). Plastic surgery options will vary based on a patient's anatomy and personal preferences.This woman had prior facelift and chin surgery, and has multiple factors contributing to her aging neck and jawline. She had sagging skin and muscle, excess neck fat, a weak chin bone, and droopy neck glands. She consulted with several plastic surgeons and chose Dr. Chaboki, a facelift specialist, to perform revision cosmetic surgery...

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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 "older", some cases of droopy eyebrows or eyelids may also obstruct or limit vision.This Maryland brow lift and eyelid surgery patient had decreased vision due to excess sagging eyelid and eyebrow tissue. He underwent an endoscopic brow lift, commonly considered an upper face lift, via small incisions hidden in the hair. To further improve his vision, he also required upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and eyelid ptosis repair (levator lift). N...

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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 the eyebrow. Dr. Chaboki often performs an endoscopic brow lift with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to achieve a youthful and natural look.This Maryland area patient had considered facial plastic surgery for long period of time, but was not sure what the most appropriate procedure would be for her. She discussed her options with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Chaboki and decided on lower blepharoplasty for the eye bags, endoscopic brow lift to improve the...

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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 large or open eyes that are youthful and beautiful. A forehead or brow lift surgery can help "open" up the eyes to rejuvenate the face, without any incisions on the eyes themselves. Dr. Chaboki often performs minimally invasive brow lift surgery with a small endoscopic camera to achieve a natural look.This Washington DC area patient had upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) years ago, but unfortunately plastic surgery does not stop the aging proc...

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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 (blepharoplasty) for improvement.This northern Virginia woman had difficulty with vision and inquired about possible plastic surgery. She had initially underwent upper eyelid surgery, but had persistant heavy, droopy eyebrows despite the initial surgery. After consultation with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Chaboki to review options, she decided on an endoscopic brow surgery to further lift sagging tissue. The endoscopic brow lift is performed via small incis...

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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 face lift via a minimally invasive endoscopic brow approach (endobrow lift). Very small incisions were hidden in the scalp for the eyebrow plastic surgery. She also had upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and eyelid ptosis repair for the droopy eyelids to improve her vision....

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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 popular to improve forehead wrinkles and frown lines. However, sagging tissue is more commonly treated with facial plastic surgery to lift and enhance the eyes. This northern Virginia plastic surgery patient wanted to avoid repeated short-acting med spa office treatments and was looking for long lasting, natural results. She wanted to freshen her appearance, which she thought was "too tired" with a droopy eyebrow and deep forehead wrinkles. She had...

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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 appears as excess skin of the upper eyelids. First, she started a basic skin care regimen with Dr. Chaboki to reduce skin color and surface irregularities. The skin care program also helps prepare the skin for facial surgery. She then underwent an endoscopic brow lift via small incisions hidden in the hair to lift the excess upper eyelid skin. She also underwent an endonasal (closed) rhinoplasty with incisions hidden inside the nose....

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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.

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 non-surgical 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

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Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation

Dr. Chaboki performs a variety of surgical and non-surgical 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 non-surgical 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.

COMMON QUESTIONS
If you're in the process of deciding whether a brow lift is right for you, you likely have some questions right now:

  • What age is appropriate for brow lift surgery?
  • How do I know if I need eyelid surgery or a brow lift?
  • Where are the incisions placed for brow lift surgery?
  • Will I need time off work or school after brow lift surgery?

For answers to these questions and many others, visit Dr. Chaboki's Brow Lift FAQ page.

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.

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.