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Dr. Mourad is an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon specializing in brow lift surgery. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure that can help to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance to the face by lifting and smoothing the brow area.

With years of experience and a passion for delivering beautiful, natural-looking results, Dr. Mourad is dedicated to helping his patients achieve their aesthetic goals through personalized treatment plans and the latest surgical techniques.

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What is a brow lift?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure that helps to reduce frown lines, sagging skin and deep wrinkles in the upper eyelid, forehead and eyebrows. This type of facial rejuvenation can be achieved through an endoscopic brow lift or a traditional forehead lift.

An endoscopic brow lift involves minimal incisions which are hidden within the hairline, whereas a traditional forehead lift typically requires longer incisions across the scalp. During either procedure, excess fat and tissue may also be removed from the area above the eyes to further smooth out creases and give a more youthful appearance.

The main goal of any brow lift surgery is to restore definition and improve eyebrow shape by lifting drooping hairs into their natural position. Depending on your individual needs, your surgeon may opt for different techniques such as reducing muscle activity or removing excess tissue in order to achieve desired results.

What are the different brow lift procedures?

Direct brow lift and mid forehead lift

This method is best suited for those with deep forehead wrinkles, as this involves making incisions in the face that need to be camouflaged. It involves making an incision right above the eyebrow (direct brow lift), or higher up in the middle of the forehead (midforehead lift) and removing an ellipse of skin.

The incisions are hidden within the deep creases of the forehead. The amount of skin excised allows for a precise elevation and placement of the eyebrow to the desired position.

Transblepharoplasty approach for brow lift

This type of surgery involves utilizing the same incisions used in upper eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. Through an incision in the eyelid crease, the areas of the eyebrow and forehead can be accessed and allow for elevation to achieve a more rested look.

This also allows the ability to weaken the muscles that commonly cause “11s” which are the deep vertical lines between the eyebrows, in addition to alleviating other deep furrows in the area.

The major benefit of this technique is that it does not involve additional incisions in the brow or forehead, while also allowing eyelid surgery to be performed at the same time. However, this allows for only 1-3 mm in elevation and is not suitable for patients that need a more dramatic lift.

Patients that have high hairlines or who are bald that do not wish to have incisions along the forehead and face, would benefit the most from this surgery.

Bicoronal brow lift, pretricheal, and tricheal brow lifts

This type of surgery involves making a large incision in the scalp (bicoronal), near the hairline (pretricheal), or at the hairline (tracheal). These are valuable techniques, as the incisions allow for access to all of the problem areas of the forehead, and can allow for precise placement of the eyebrow in the desired location. However, these surgeries may alter the position of the hairline.

Bicoronal forehead lifts tend to elevate the hairline and are more suited for patients with lower hairlines. Pretricheal and tracheal brow lifts have a different effect and tend to lower the hairline, and are more suited for patients with higher hairlines.

Patients that have thinning hair, or are bald need careful consideration of which technique to use. These types of surgeries may also cause unsightly hair loss and scarring at the incision site, in addition to scalp numbness.

Endoscopic brow lift

This type of surgery involves using minimally invasive techniques to access the forehead and eye regions. Through the use of cameras and small incision sites in the hairline, 2-4 mm of brow elevation can be achieved.

Sometimes screws are temporarily placed in the scalp to assist in anchoring the brow in the appropriate position. These screws are removed 3 weeks after surgery. Endoscopic brow lifts are best suited in those patients with thinning or balding hair patterns, or those patients with low hairlines.

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Who is a good candidate for brow lifts?

Good candidates for brow lift surgery are individuals who are bothered by the appearance of sagging or drooping eyebrows, wrinkles on the forehead, and creases between the eyebrows.

The procedure is typically performed on men and women who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery.

Age is not the only factor to consider when deciding if you are a good candidate for a brow lift. Patients who have a naturally low or heavy brow, or who have experienced a significant loss of skin elasticity due to weight loss or genetics, may also be good candidates for a brow lift.

It’s important for patients to have a consultation with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to determine if brow lift surgery is right for them.

During the consultation, the surgeon will assess the patient’s overall health, medical history, and aesthetic goals to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

How is recovery from brow lift surgery?

Recovering from a brow lift is typically very manageable. Depending on the type of procedure performed, it may take anywhere from several days to two weeks for you to resume regular activities and return to work.

After your surgery, most patients experience mild soreness, swelling and bruising around their eyes that should improve with rest, cold compresses and any medications prescribed by Dr. Mourad.

Here are some important points about brow lift recovery:
  • Medical professionals usually advise against engaging in strenuous exercise or lifting heavy objects until after the healing process is complete.
  • It’s also important to avoid direct sunlight exposure while recovering as this can cause adverse skin reactions.
  • You will need to sleep with your head elevated at an angle higher than usual during the first few days following your brow lift so as not to disrupt its position.
  • Your doctor might recommend using special ointments or creams that help reduce scarring and promote healing.

What are the associated risks with a brow lift or botox brow lift?

Botox brow lift is a relatively safe and minimally invasive procedure, but like any medical treatment, it does carry some risks. Here are some potential risks and side effects associated with a Botox brow lift:

Bruising or swelling

Mild bruising and swelling are common side effects of Botox injections, particularly around the injection site.


Some patients may experience mild headaches after the procedure.

Droopy eyelids

In rare cases, the Botox may spread to the muscles that control the eyelids, causing them to droop temporarily.

Allergic reactions

Some patients may be allergic to the ingredients in Botox, resulting in an allergic reaction.

Uneven results

In some cases, the Botox injection may not produce the desired results or may result in uneven lifting of the brows.


Although rare, there is a small risk of infection at the injection site.

Brow lift New York cost

How much does brow lift cost in New York?

The cost of brow lift surgery in New York can vary depending on several factors, such as the surgeon’s expertise, the type of brow lift procedure, the extent of the surgery, the location of the practice, and the facility fees.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a brow lift surgery in 2022 was around $3,500. However, this figure does not include additional fees such as anesthesia, facility fees, and other related expenses.

It’s important to note that the cost of brow lift surgery can also vary based on the type of procedure performed. For instance, an endoscopic brow lift may cost less than a traditional brow lift procedure.

Does insurance cover brow lift procedure?

Depending on the nature of your complaint, insurance may sometimes provide partial or complete coverage for eyelid or forehead rejuvenation surgeries. Dr. Mourad and his team are experts that work closely with your insurance company to make sure that you receive all the benefits necessary to make your surgery a possibility. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Mourad.

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Moustafa Mourad, MD, FACS is board-certified in head and neck surgery and highly-trained in cosmetic plastic surgery and facial reconstruction. Dr. Mourad is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He treats many conditions, both cosmetic and complex, that affect the head, neck... Learn More »

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What are the long-term results of a brow lift?

A brow lift is a facial rejuvenation procedure with long-term results that can help give you a more youthful appearance. It can alleviate wrinkles, furrows, and sagging skin on the forehead and eyebrows to help restore your natural beauty. As such, it’s important to understand what the long-term effects of this surgery might be before making a decision.

Generally speaking, the primary benefit of a brow lift is an improved facial aesthetic; one that appears younger and fresher than before. Typically, these improvements last for many years following surgery as long as proper care is taken by avoiding excessive sun exposure or smoking cigarettes.

Furthermore, if you’re looking for subtle changes in the contour of your face without having to go through invasive procedures, then a brow lift may be right for you. Not only will it improve your overall look but also provide lasting benefits in terms of maintaining softer lines along the forehead area over time.

How long does a brow lift last?

A brow lift offers a great way to reduce the effects of aging on your forehead. But how long does it last? The longevity of a brow lift can vary depending on several factors, such as age, lifestyle habits and genetics. On average, results from this procedure can last anywhere from five to 10 years.

The key to getting the most out of a brow lift is proper aftercare. This includes following your doctor’s post-op instructions closely and avoiding activities that could put undue strain or stress on your forehead area.

It’s important to remember that no surgical procedure will stop time completely; however, with proper care, a brow lift can go a long way toward restoring youthfulness to your face and helping you look younger than ever before.

Are there any non-surgical options for a brow lift?

Yes, there are non-surgical options for a brow lift that can be effective for certain patients. Here are some of the most common non-surgical options:

Botox brow lift

Botox injections can be used to lift the brows by relaxing the muscles that pull the eyebrows down. This procedure is quick, simple, and has little to no downtime.

Dermal fillers

Fillers such as hyaluronic acid or collagen can be used to lift and contour the brow area. They can add volume and lift to sagging brows.


This is a non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to lift and tighten the skin around the brow area.

Thread lifts

This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses sutures to lift and tighten the skin. It can be used to lift the brows as well.

Laser skin resurfacing

This is a non-invasive procedure that uses laser technology to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture and elasticity. It can also be used to lift and tighten the skin around the brow area.

What is the difference between a brow lift and a forehead lift?

A brow lift and a forehead lift are two facial surgeries that can help reduce signs of aging. Both procedures involve making small incisions along the hairline to tighten the underlying muscles, allowing for a more youthful appearance.

The main difference between the two is that a brow lift focuses on elevating the eyebrows, while a forehead lift addresses wrinkles in the area around them.

The goal of a brow lift is to restore an alert and refreshed look by lifting drooping or sagging eyebrows. A forehead lift, also known as endoscopic surgery, targets deeper lines and wrinkles in the middle third part of the face – excluding those caused by expression such as frowning or smiling. It can be used to correct ptosis (drooping) of both eyelids and eyebrow asymmetry.

Are there any side effects associated with a brow lift?

When considering a brow lift, it’s important to understand the potential side effects. Generally speaking, a brow lift is generally considered safe when performed by an experienced and qualified professional.

However, like any other type of plastic surgery procedure, there can be some risks associated with this procedure.

The most common side effect is swelling and bruising around the eyes after surgery. This should normally subside within two weeks post-surgery but may last longer in some cases.

Other possible complications include infection at the incision sites, scarring, asymmetry between the left and right sides of the face, hair loss near the incisions site and hyperpigmentation (darkening) of skin around the eyebrows or forehead region.

While these are all rare occurrences following a brow lift, it’s still important for prospective patients to be aware of them before undergoing any kind of cosmetic surgery.