What is Healing After Brow Lift Surgery Like?

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


Are you considering or planning to undergo a brow lift? If so, you are probably wondering about the healing process following brow lift surgery. You can expect your brows and forehead area to appear slightly swollen. It is not uncommon for bruising on the forehead and brows to occur. In some situations, the bruising will even extend down over the upper eyelids to the lower eyelids.

Board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint offers brow lift surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, and Las Vegas, NV. If you would like to learn more about brow lift surgery and what to expect with healing following the cosmetic procedure, schedule a consultation today.

What is a brow lift?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure, often referred to as a forehead lift or a browplasty. The lift tightens the loose tissue of the upper portion of the face to provide a younger appearance. A wrinkled forehead or a droopy brow can make you appear angry. A brow lift can improve your appearance and give you a more refreshed, younger look. Dr. Myint will remove the excess skin and then use tightening techniques to tighten the skin.

Benefits of a brow lift include:

  • More youthful appearance

  • Provides a wider-eyed appearance

  • Eases forehead wrinkle

  • Removes the angry expression

  • Gets rid of sagging in the eyelid area

  • Provides a natural arch to the eyebrows

  • Reduces the appearance of Crow’s feet

  • Gives long-lasting results

Is a brow lift right for you?

As you age, gravity takes a toll on your facial skin. Your body starts to slow in the production of elastin and collagen, which causes sagging and fine lines to develop. The skin of your face and forehead start to sag, giving you an aging appearance. A brow lift surgery can effectively turn back the hands of time and give you a refreshed, younger appearance with only minimal healing time.

When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Myint at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV or Beverly Hills, CA, he’ll review the various brow lift techniques used to treat skin sag.

  • Traditional Incision: A surgical incision is placed just behind the hairline on the top area of your head.

  • Trichophytic Incision: The incision is positioned to the right of your hairline. This technique is popular for patients who require a dramatic lift.

  • Lateral Brow Lift: The incisions of this brow lift are placed slightly above the temples. It is a popular technique used to reduce sagging around the brows and smooth Crow’s feet.

  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift: This is a new technique that involves the use of several small incisions along the hairline. An endoscope is used to lift and reposition the brow area.

What to expect after a brow lift

Following a brow lift, the most common side effect in Henderson and Summerlin, NV is swelling. Swelling will usually start disappearing in about 1 – 2 days following surgery. Following a brow lift surgery, patients also experience slight to moderate pain. The brow and forehead areas will feel tight. Any discomfort that you might have after a brow lift surgery is usually controlled with pain medications.

Dr. Myint will closely monitor you following brow lift surgery. The brow lift incisions are typically covered by bandages, and you might notice some drainage from the incisions.

Schedule your brow lift consultation today

If you live near Henderson, NV, Summerlin, NV, or Los Angeles, CA, schedule a consultation at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Shoib Myint will discuss which brow lift technique can address your concerns and answer any questions during this appointment.

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