Brow Lift

Procedure Snapshot

This procedure can help correct a tired or angry appearance by lifting the forehead tissues and smoothing deep folds & creases. Dr. Parker uses minimally invasive brow lift techniques, personalized to your needs.

Cost & Recovery

  • $6,115 to $6,570*
  • Most patients are back to normal activities about 7 to 10 days after surgery.

Quick Facts

  • Injectables can provide temporary, non-surgical brow rejuvenation
  • A brow lift can be combined with eyelid surgery for more complete rejuvenation**
  • Any scarring is well-hidden behind the hairline or in the eyelid crease
  • 23,305 patients had brow lift surgery in 2019***

*Refer to our Pricing page for details.

**Results may vary.

***Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society data.

Brow Lift
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Eyelid Surgery Case 114 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #114

This 62 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by a friend for a consultation to discuss his heavy brows and lower eyelids. He had undergone an upper eyelid blepharoplasty by another surgeon 5 years ago. The patient complained to Dr. Parker about the loose and hanging skin between his eyebrows as well as the drooping of his eyebrows in this area. In... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 112 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #112

This 60 year old was referred to Dr Parker by his dermatologist with xanthomas on his upper eyelids. He said he had been thinking about an upper eyelid blepharoplasty for some time. Dr Parker removed the xanthomas and performed an upper lid blepharoplasty along with an internal browpexy. The patient recovered very quickly after surgery. He is thrilled... Read More
Facelift Case 12 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #12

This 61 year old presented with concerns about the aged appearance of his eyes and face. Dr. Parker performed an endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty and facelift. The patient was very pleased with the very natural and more youthful look following this facial rejuvenation. Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 871 Before & After View #4 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #871

This 54-year-old patient, at the time of her upper lid blepharoplasty, also underwent a lateral browpexy to slightly elevate the outer aspect of her eyebrows without undergoing a brow lift.
Eyelid Lift Case 109 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #109

This 61 year old existing patient of Dr Parker’s requested improvement in the appearance around her eyes. She said she was increasingly bothered by her sagging brows, redundant upper eyelid skin and puffiness in her lower eyelids. Dr Parker performed several procedures at the same time to rejuvenate her peri orbital area. He performed an endoscopic... Read More
Brow Lift Case 872 Before & After View #4 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #872

This 41 year old patient underwent an endoscopic brow lift and an upper eyelid blepharoplasty. She also had correction of her drooping left upper eyelid, or ptosis correction, by Dr. Parker.
Facelift Case 2 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #2

This 50 year old patient was concerned about the tired appearance of her eyes, sagging jowls, and heavy, full neck. The following procedures were performed by Dr. Parker: endoscopic brow lift, four-lid blepharoplasty, and facelift. Postoperatively, the brow lift and blepharoplasty allow the eyes to look more open and youthful. The facelift has restored... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 62 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #62

This 57 year old patient, who came to Dr. Parker by word of mouth, asked to have her upper eyelids and brows made more youthful. She had undergone an upper lid blepharoplasty by another surgeon 8 years ago. Dr. Parker performed a secondary upper lid blepharoplasty removing redundant skin and herniated medial fat. He also performed a brow lift through... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

If people tell you that you look angry or sad, an aging forehead with drooping eyebrows and wrinkled forehead skin may be to blame. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and tone. Gravity wins out, causing our forehead skin and eyebrows to sag. In addition, a lifetime of facial animation and corrugator muscle (those muscles between the eyebrows) activity causes a progressive deepening of the wrinkle lines in our forehead skin.

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Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?

A number of options currently exist to treat the signs of aging in the forehead and eyebrows. During your initial consultation, Dr. Parker will listen to what bothers you, take a medical history, and examine your forehead and face, focusing on the areas around your eyes. He will assess your eyebrow position, upper eyelid skin excess, the wrinkles in your forehead and those between your eyebrows, and the quality of your forehead skin. Dr. Parker will review his findings with you and discuss the various treatment options available.

What Can a Brow Lift Do?

A brow lift accomplishes several goals:

  • Raises the eyebrows to a more aesthetically and desirable position
  • Smoothes horizontal wrinkles across the forehead & between the eyebrows
  • Restores a more well-rested and youthful appearance

What Are My Brow Lift Options?

Options for treatment run the gamut from least to more aggressive, and Dr. Parker will discuss these options with you during your consultation.

Upper Eyelid Lift With Corrugator Muscle Removal

Upper Eyelid surgery

One option to improve the wrinkles in between and above your eyebrows is removing your corrugator muscles. This can be done through an incision in the upper eyelid crease during an upper lid blepharoplasty procedure. These are paired muscles located at the inner aspect of the eyebrows. They are directly responsible for causing frowning and wrinkling in between the eyebrows, and also contribute to the horizontal wrinkles that occur in the forehead. Neuromodulators such as BOTOX® or Dysport® are commonly injected into these muscles as a non-surgical option and are very effective in softening these wrinkles for three to six months.

During an upper lid blepharoplasty surgery, Dr. Parker can remove the corrugator muscles without any additional incisions; this procedure is referred to in medical circles as a “transpalpebral corrugator resection”. Doing this adds approximately 30 minutes to the blepharoplasty procedure and very little additional time to the recovery afterward. The removal of the corrugator muscles should provide long-term correction of frowning as well as softening of the forehead wrinkles.

Internal Lateral Browpexy With Upper Lid Blepharoplasty

Before & After Lateral Brow Lift*

New Jersey Eyelid Surgery
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This 54 year old patient, at the time of her upper lid blepharoplasty, also underwent a lateral brow lift, or browpexy, to slightly elevate the outer aspect of her eyebrows.

One option to lift the outer or lateral aspects of drooping eyebrows is called an “internal lateral browpexy”. An internal lateral browpexy can be performed during upper lid blepharoplasty surgery through the same incision in the upper eyelid crease. Using this approach, Dr. Parker can moderately elevate the outer aspect of your eyebrows by suspending them internally with sutures. Doing this adds approximately 30 minutes to an upper lid blepharoplasty procedure and very little additional time to recovery.

Performing an internal lateral browpexy will not elevate the drooping eyebrows as much as other brow lifting procedures (see below). Patients with mild to moderate drooping of the eyebrows like it because it doesn’t need any additional incisions and adds very little to the recovery time after upper lid blepharoplasty.

Temporal Brow Lift With Transpalpebral Corrugator Resection

Before & After Temporal Brow Lift*

New Jersey Eyelid Surgery
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This 50 year old patient underwent transpalpebral resection of her corrugator muscles through her upper lid blepharoplasty incision. At the same time, she had a temporal brow lift performed along with a lower lid blepharoplasty and facelift.

In those patients undergoing an upper lid blepharoplasty who have little sagging of the inner aspect of their eyebrows and only mild laxity of skin in between the eyebrows, a temporal brow lift is a very good choice. A 1½-inch incision is made in the temporal part of your scalp behind the hairline. Dr. Parker separates the temporal and forehead skin from the underlying tissues to elevate the outer aspect of your eyebrows into a more youthful position. Dr. Parker will then perform what is known as a transpalpebral corrugator resection, removing the corrugator muscles under direct vision through the upper eyelid incision (medically, this is referred to as “transpalpebral”). Removing the corrugator muscles offers a long-term solution to soften frown lines and forehead wrinkles.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

Before & After Endoscopic Brow Lift*

New Jersey Eyelid Surgery
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This 41 year old patient underwent an endoscopic brow lift and an upper eyelid blepharoplasty. She also had correction of her drooping left upper eyelid, or ptosis correction, by Dr. Parker.

During an endoscopic brow lift, Dr. Parker will make two small incisions, each about ¾” in length, hidden behind your anterior hairline and a somewhat longer incision hidden behind your temporal hairline. This will allow him to insert a thin telescopic probe, called an endoscope, connected to a camera and television monitor. Guided by the endoscope, he will surgically separate your forehead skin from the underlying tissues. This will allow Dr. Parker to remove a significant portion of the corrugator muscles using the endoscope for optimal visualization. He will elevate your eyebrows into a more youthful position and hold them in place with sutures as well as two fixation devices called Endotines. The  incisions will then be closed with sutures.

Pre-Hairline Brow Lift

Woman\'s face before and after brow lift

Patients concerned about their low brows who have high hairlines will merit additional discussion with Dr. Parker. He will offer them 3 options: 1) make their hair the priority and leave their brows alone, 2) undergo an endoscopic procedure and accept a high hairline, 3) undergo a pre hairline incision at the frontal hairline to lift their brows and maintain or even shorten their forehead height.

If they elect this last option, Dr. Parker will carefully make an incision along the axis of the frontal hair follicles, then curve the incision back into the temporal scalp recess so it is not seen. Through this incision, he will lift your forehead skin from the underlying tissues. This will allow Dr. Parker to remove a significant portion of the corrugator muscles under direct vision. He will elevate your eyebrows into a more aesthetic and youthful position holding them in place with sutures, remove some forehead skin and somewhat lower the hairline. There is a permanent scar along the frontal hairline but careful design and closure of this incision typically leads to a well-concealed scar.

Dr. Paul Parker

Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

Can You Lift the Forehead Without Surgery?

In considering treatment options, we first think of non-surgical options. Though temporary, neurotoxins such as BOTOX , Dysport  or Jeuveau  can be used to elevate the outer aspect of the eyebrows and soften wrinkling between the eyebrows and in the forehead. We often refer to this as a “chemical brow lift.”

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers can be used to plump out very deep depressions in between the eyebrows if they do not completely disappear after neurotoxin injections. Fillers can also be used in conjunction with neurotoxin injections to raise the outer aspect of the eyebrows.

Discoloration and fine wrinkling of the forehead skin may be improved with skincare products, a chemical peel, or laser resurfacing. Dr. Parker, our Nurse Injector, Angela Parisi, RN, and our team will discuss the details of these treatments with you, as well as their duration, at your initial consultation.

Your Brow Lift Consultation & Imaging Session

Consultation with computer imaging

Consultations at the Parker Center stand out from the crowd. Dr. Parker will spend extra time with you, ensuring that he understands your goals and that you are fully educated about each potential solution.

Next, you’ll meet with our imaging expert, who will help you see the possibilities with digital photo imaging or Vectra 3D imaging technology. Patients who are comparing providers often tell us our consults are the most thorough and informative they’ve ever experienced!

What Can I Expect During Brow Lift Recovery?

The procedures discussed above usually require approximately one hour to perform. Patients are made comfortable with monitored intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, administered by one of our board certified anesthesiologists.

Patients are typically discharged one hour after completing surgery. There is usually very little postoperative pain. Patients may shower and shampoo their hair the day after surgery. Sutures are removed within ten days. Swelling and discoloration usually subside within 10 to 14 days. Camouflage make-up may be applied after one week and exercise resumed in two weeks.

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