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Everything You Need to Know About Your Upcoming Brow Lift

Are you considering a brow lift? If so, you’re not alone. Brow lift procedures are one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures, and for a good reason—they can make a big difference in your appearance while remaining discreet. But what exactly is a brow lift, and what are the best brow lift preparation methods? Here’s everything you need to know.


There are several surgical options for brow lift surgery, and the best option for you depends on your individual goals and needs. At your consultation, we will discuss the option that will provide optimal results for your individual needs.

 The most common type of brow lift is the endoscopic brow lift, performed using small incisions hidden behind the hairline that lift drooping eyebrows. This approach allows your facial plastic surgeon to access the underlying muscles and forehead tissues, resulting in a more natural-looking outcome. Other remedies for a sagging brow include the coronal brow lift and temporal brow lift.


The brow lift procedure will occur in our outpatient surgical center. You’ll be given general anesthesia, which will put you to sleep for the duration of the cosmetic surgery.

Once you’re asleep, your board-certified surgeon will make the incisions needed to access the underlying muscles and tissues. They will then reposition or remove the excess skin, depending on the type of brow lift procedure. The incisions will be closed with sutures, and you’ll be taken to a recovery area to rest as the anesthesia wears off.

You can expect some swelling and bruising in the incision site, but this should subside within a few weeks. Your stitches will also be removed at this time. Most people feel well enough to return to work after about two weeks, but you should avoid strenuous activity for at least four to six weeks. Following surgery, keep your head elevated even while resting.


If you’ve decided to go ahead with a brow lift, there are a few things you’ll need to do beforehand. First, you’ll need to schedule a brow lift consultation with your facial plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations. During this consultation, you’ll undergo a physical exam and be asked about your medical history– be honest and mention any current prescriptions as certain medications may lead to complications. Follow your surgeon’s preoperative instructions and

You’ll also need to stop smoking and drinking four weeks before your surgery date. Smoking and alcohol consumption can interfere with healing and increase the risk of complications. Finally, you’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and stay with you ideally a few days after surgery, but at least for the first 24 hours.


There are several reasons why individuals opt to have a brow lift or cosmetic procedure. The most common reason is to improve the appearance of the forehead and eyebrows. A heavy forehead can weigh the whole face down resulting in frown lines and dramatic facial expressions. However, a brow or forehead lift can result in a more youthful look and increased self-confidence.

Another common reason for having a brow lift is to correct drooping eyelids. This can be caused by excess skin or muscles, making you look older, tired, and less alert. A brow lift can help to correct this problem and give you a more alert and refreshed appearance.

Finally, some people choose to have a brow lift to reduce wrinkles or creases on the forehead. If you have deep furrows between your eyebrows, a brow lift can help to smooth them out and give you a more youthful appearance.

Why Choose Heartland for Brow Lift

We are experts in cosmetic plastic surgery in Cape Girardeau, MO. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best possible care. Contact us today about your concerns about the brow and face and we’ll help you decide which procedure is best suited to address them.

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