What is a Brow Lift?

A brow or forehead lift is recommended to correct drooping skin and improve the horizontal lines and furrows of the upper face. A brow lift may be performed at the same time as a facelift, to provide a smoother look to the overall face. Eyelid surgery/blepharoplasty may also be performed at the same time if a patient has significant overhanging skin to the upper lids. A low, heavy brow combined with an otherwise youthful-looking face makes facial surgery look obvious. If the entire face is treated as a unit and features are kept in balance, the results are much more natural, providing a rested and rejuvenated appearance.

Real Patient Results

Brow Lift Surgery

During forehead lift surgery, an incision will be made beginning around ear level, extending along the top of the forehead from one ear to the other. The incision is often hidden behind the hairline to ensure minimal visible scarring. Once the incision is made, the surgeon carefully lifts and removes any excess tissue. The forehead and brow muscles can be altered, if necessary to conform to the lift.

After Brow Lift Surgery

You recuperation following brow lift surgery will depend on the extent of surgical facial rejuvenation performed. This may be determined during your consultation. Most patients notice resolution of swelling 10 to 14 days after surgery.


Your recovery will depend on the extent of facial plastic surgery performed during your treatment. Your individual recovery period will be discussed during your consultation at The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville.

Potential Risks

As with any other surgical procedure, a forehead lift presents its own potential risks. Our surgeons will take the utmost care to ensure you experience as few complications as possible. Potential risks include asymmetry, facial numbness, and transient hair loss. We will discuss other potential risks and the measures we employ to prevent them during your consultation at our Nashville, Tennessee office.

To learn more about brow lift surgery, contact our Nashville, Tennessee plastic surgery office.