Relaxed, Youthful Brow

A brow lift can improve the aesthetics of the upper face, achieving a more relaxed, youthful facial expression while boosting self-confidence. We proudly offer brow lift surgery to patients in and beyond Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Highland Park, and Crystal Lake.

Why choose Chicago Cornea Consultants for your brow lift?

Founded in 1986, Chicago Cornea Consultants offers world-class eye care in a technologically advanced practice setting. We are known for providing gold-standard procedures that help patients to live free from the need for glasses. Our six highly trained and experienced board-certified ophthalmologists have been lauded as "Top Doctors in Chicago" by Chicago Magazine and featured in noteworthy podcasts, newspapers, journals, and training seminars around the globe. We continue to introduce the most innovative and cutting-edge solutions to our patients, with "See the Best" as our motto. By offering BOTOX sessions, we allow patients to love not only how they see but also how they look!

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What is a brow lift?

A brow lift, also referred to as a forehead lift or browplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to help erase signs of aging and restore a friendly, well-rested facial expression. The procedure can help to correct wrinkles and sagging skin, repositioning the brow to enhance your natural beauty. 

With the aging process, the skin loses elasticity, and the accumulated effect of sun damage weakens the skin, causing gravity to pull the brow down. A brow lift can achieve dramatic rejuvenation results that are not typically possible with dermal fillers alone.

What cosmetic concerns can be addressed with a brow lift?

  • Horizontal lines across the forehead and on the bridge of the nose
  • Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows (also known as "11s")
  • Sagging skin
  • Diminished field of vision due to low-hanging brows
  • A chronically disgruntled, tired, or sad facial expression

How is a brow lift performed?

A brow lift begins with anesthesia to ensure the patient's comfort during the surgery. An incision is then created across the scalp, hidden within the hairline. Your surgeon will work to remove excess skin, adjust the underlying muscles, and lift the brow to achieve the desired results. The incisions are then closed with sutures or adhesives. Recovery time varies from individual to individual, with most patients experiencing mild swelling, redness, and discomfort, symptoms that can be managed with medication.

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What are the different types of brow lifts?

Endoscopic brow lift

An endoscopic lift involves making small incisions along the hairline and using an endoscope (small, tubular camera) to lift and reposition the brows with a high degree of precision.

Temporal brow lift

This procedure involves making incisions in the temples and lifting the outer portion of the brow to create smoother, more youthful contours.

Coronal brow lift

With a coronal lift, an incision is made across the scalp from ear to ear in order to lift the entire brow for a dramatic rejuvenation effect.

Each type of brow lift procedure has its own benefits and risks, and the best option for an individual will depend on their specific needs and goals. It is important to consult with a skilled, knowledgeable surgeon to determine the most appropriate path forward. Our board-certified team will conduct a thorough, informative consultation, answering all of your questions in detail.

Benefits of a brow lift

  • Revitalizes the appearance of the forehead, brow, and the area around the eyes
  • Raises the eyebrows to make you look younger and more awake
  • Smoothes deep forehead creases and lifts sagging skin 
  • Restores the natural arch in the eyebrows
  • Balances asymmetrical facial features
  • Reduces the appearance of crow's feet
  • Minimizes a tired and angry facial expression
  • May improve field of vision

Who is an ideal candidate for the procedure?

Brow lift candidates should be physically healthy non-smokers with positive, realistic goals regarding the outcome of the surgery. The procedure is known to help minimize the signs of aging, including frown lines, worry lines, furrows, creases at the outer corners of the eyes, drooping eyebrows, or a naturally low-set brow that makes the patient look tired, angry, or older than they would like.

We are excited to meet with you in person to discuss how the procedure can help to revitalize your appearance and elevate your self-image. During your private consultation, we will perform a physical evaluation and in-depth review of your medical history to ensure that the procedure will be safe and successful for you.

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What will the recovery process be like?

Brow lift recovery time typically takes one to two weeks. During the first few days post-procedure, patients may experience mild to moderate pain, discomfort, and tightness in the forehead. Nausea stemming from anesthesia used during the surgery is also common. Patients typically resume work and normal activity after 10-14 days, and they may use cosmetics to help camouflage any skin discoloration. Our surgeons will provide detailed, customized instructions about postoperative care to ensure a seamless recovery.

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