Will A Brow Lift Make My Forehead Look Smaller?

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


The experienced team at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint, specializes in natural, long-lasting face and neck procedures that will reduce the signs of aging, including brow lifts. This popular cosmetic procedure for patients in Beverly Hills, CA or Las Vegas, NV helps to reduce wrinkle lines, raise sagging eyebrows, and have a more youthful appearance, but can it make a person's forehead look smaller? Here is a quick overview of how Dr. Myint can help and what kind of brow lift results you can expect.

What is a brow lift?

Today, with new cosmetic developments and surgical techniques, there are various types of facelifts to customize what a person needs. Everyone ages at their own pace and has a unique face. While some may experience more facial aging in the lower jowls or neck area, others may see more wrinkles and saggy skin in the upper quadrant of their face. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a popular cosmetic surgery to tighten lax skin in the upper section of the face to achieve a more youthful, smoother look. Dr. Myint is a highly trained and experienced Oculo Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who has achieved great success over the years with brow lifts to help patients with the following:

  • Raise eyebrows to a more youthful, alert position
  • Reduce the appearance of frown lines or vertical lines that develop between the eyebrows
  • Smooth out forehead wrinkles
  • Shorten the distance between the brow and hairline area to minimize the appearance of a large forehead

Will a brow lift help minimize a large forehead?

If you feel self-conscious about a prominent forehead, there are two different kinds of cosmetic surgery to consider. Forehead reduction surgery is a procedure that involves moving a patient's hairline down to join an incision made in the forehead to close the gap, thus giving patients a smaller forehead appearance. The skin is sutured together in a way to minimize scarring and discreetly placed in the hairline. Any scarring should be hidden once a patient's hair grows back. If a patient's forehead appears longer because of low brows, forehead reduction surgery will not raise the eyebrows. However, Dr. Myint can perform a brow lift, at the same time as the hairline lowering surgery, which involves manipulating the muscles and lifting the brows higher to help make the forehead appear shorter.

Forehead rejuvenation and the recovery

Most patients return home within a few hours to start the recovery process. You will also need to do the following:

  • Follow post-operative instructions for how to recover properly
  • Keep the incision area clean to reduce the risk of infection and reduce swelling
  • Return to the office to have the sutures removed in about a week or two
  • Return for a post-operative checkup in about 2 – 4 weeks

Considering a brow lift in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV?

A wrinkled forehead or droopy brow area can often make Beverly Hills, CA or Las Vegas, NV men and women look tired or angry, even when well-rested and content. In some cases, patients need help with a high hairline and want to lower it to reduce the appearance of a large forehead. If you live in the Beverly Hills, CA or Las Vegas, NV area, Dr. Myint can assess your concerns during a private consultation and determine what you need to achieve your cosmetic goals. A brow lift can be done as a single procedure or combined with other cosmetic options, such as a hairline reduction procedure or eyelid surgery. If you want to learn more, contact Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation with Dr. Shoib Myint.

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