How Soon Can I Return to Work After Brow Lift Surgery?

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


As men and women age, facial and forehead skin can become lax and cause drooping of the eyebrows. This can create a tired or grouchy appearance accompanied by fine lines and wrinkles that diminish a once-youthful complexion. At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV, board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint provides brow lift surgery with natural-looking, beautiful results.

What is brow lift surgery?

Brow lift surgery, or browplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that tightens the lax tissue of the upper face or forehead. A browplasty may be recommended to address droopy eyebrows or a wrinkled forehead that creates a tired or angry expression. At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Myint consults with each patient by evaluating their unique cosmetic needs and goals, and makes professional recommendations to create a customized surgical treatment plan.

What can brow lift surgery treat?

A customized brow lift surgery can treat numerous facial concerns, including:

  • Drooping eyebrows

  • Sagging upper eyelids

  • Wrinkled forehead lines

  • Partially closed eyes from sagging upper facial skin

  • Crow’s feet around the eyes

Types of brow lift surgeries

At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Myint offers the following surgical approaches:

  • Traditional incision: Incision is made behind the hairline at the top of the head; ideal for both frown lines and a sagging brow

  • Trichophytic incision: Incision is made against the hairline for a dramatic lift in the brow.

  • Lateral brow lift: Incision runs over the temples to reduce sagging of the outer brows and to diminish Crow’s feet.

  • Endoscopic forehead lift: Multiple tiny incisions are placed beyond the hairline using an endoscope. Brow tissue is repositioned using stitches to lift the brow.

Once Dr. Myint assesses your facial structures and cosmetic needs, he can help you determine the appropriate surgical approach.

Ideal candidates for brow lift surgery

Both men and women are excellent candidates for brow lift surgery if they:

  • Have realistic surgical expectations

  • Have present frown lines

  • Have drooping or sagging of the eyebrows

  • Have drooping of the upper eyelids

  • Exhibit upper face skin laxity that’s appropriate for brow lift surgery

What the surgical process is like

Brow lift surgery is conducted at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery with IV sedation and local anesthesia. Dr. Myint performs the selected brow surgery, making skillful incisions to minimize scarring. Once your surgery is complete and you are approved for discharge, you may return home for recovery.

How soon can I return to work after brow lift surgery?

Patients should expect to take some time off work after surgery, typically 1 – 2 weeks for rest and recovery. Residual swelling, bruising, and tenderness at each treatment site are expected but will subside within a couple of weeks. Patients should avoid strenuous activities and follow aftercare instructions to optimize healing.

How long is the recovery period?

Patients should expect to make a full recovery after brow lift surgery within 6 – 8 weeks. The eyebrows may appear unnaturally elevated after surgery but will settle into their natural position within a few weeks.

Are my results permanent?

Although brow lift surgical results may last for several years, the body’s natural aging process will still impact skin laxity with time. At some point, your eyebrows and forehead wrinkles may re-appear due to the effects of gravity.

Learn more about brow lift surgery

If you reside near Beverly Hills, CA or Las Vegas, NV, and are living with facial skin laxity that’s impacting the natural arch of your eyebrows and aging your complexion, contact us at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation today. Dr. Shoib Myint will assess your cosmetic facial needs and see if brow lift surgery or another procedure is right for you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.