What is a Brow Lift?
Brow lift surgery (sometimes known as a browplasty or forehead lift) is a popular cosmetic procedure that helps create a higher brow appearance, which offers a younger look to the top area of the face. A drooping brow can frequently create an angry or tired appearance. This procedure surgically improves a drooping brow to give you a rejuvenated face by removing excess skin while raising the eyebrows. Dr. Suzanne Trott is a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA who has completed brow lift surgery on men and women to give them a younger appearance. Injectable wrinkle treatments, like BOTOX, are commonly used along with a brow lift at Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS for optimal results, producing a softer and smoother look.
"Dr. Trott has changed my life! I found her by getting recommendations from about 4 girlfriends who had the same procedure I was going in for. All were happy with their results, so I knew she was definitely someone I wanted to meet with. As soon as I met her for my initial consultation, I knew she was the surgeon for me. She is beyond friendly and warm and I knew I would be in good hands. She really took her time with me, showing me additional photos, thoroughly explaining the procedure to me. Aside from me really liking her work, I was happy with the fact that she only performs one surgery a day so she can take her time. I had met with another surgeon who would have slotted me as his 4th surgery for the day. Her surgical team is amazing, I didn't have one complication. She came to visit me at the aftercare facility and makes herself available to her patients by cellphone. Addy, her office manager, is so friendly and helpful. I am still healing but am already so happy with the results! Everyone I know tells me how amazing I look and that the work looks so natural. I literally cannot say enough good things about Dr. Trott. She is THE BEST!!!"- S.S. / Yelp / Jan 05, 2018
"Dr. Trott is incredible! She came highly recommended from my OBGYN. If you have any questions about a procedure, book a consultation, she and her team will go over EVERYTHING and answer every single question you have (and I had a lot). I felt very confident about my surgery, what to expect before and after, and what the recovery would be like. I am so happy with my results and have never..."- L. / RealSelf / Feb 12, 2019
"I recently had a "mommy makeover" with Dr. Trott. I've always worked out hard and eaten healthy food, but as a mom of two boys, working full time, I was not happy with how my body looked. Dr. Trott performed a breast reduction with a lift as well as some liposuction around my abdominal area and back. Dr. Trott had been recommended to me by a friend who also happens to be a surgical nurse, and I trusted her recommendation and I'm so glad I did. This procedure literally changed my whole attitude and increased my confidence tremendously. I used to hide my breasts with baggy shirts and minimizer bras. I had neck and shoulder pain constantly. Those issues have completely disappeared. My husband always said he loved me and looked great all the time, but now, he says I look like I did before I had our children and he's thrilled. The only thing I'm disappointed with is that it took me so long to make this decision."- S. / Healthgrades / Jul 19, 2020
"I cannot thank you and your staff enough for everything, you're truly "the best of the best". Every aspect, from the initial consultation to seeing the final results has far exceeded my expectations. You've changed my life in so many ways! I was so impressed with your kind and approachable nature. You answered every question and made me feel so comfortable throughout the process. I had complete confidence in my decision from my first conversation with you. And now that I can see the results of your hard work and talent I am completely in awe and couldn't have dreamed of it being any better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"- K.J. / Yelp / Apr 26, 2020
"I cannot thank you and your staff enough for everything, you’re truly "the best of the best". Every aspect, from the initial consultation to seeing the final results has far exceeded my expectations. You’ve changed my life in so many ways! I was so impressed with your kind and approachable nature. You answered every question and made me feel so comfortable throughout the process. I had complete confidence in my decision from my first conversation with you. And now that I can see the results of your hard work and talent I am completely in awe and couldn’t have dreamed of it being any better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"- K.J. / Yelp / Apr 26, 2020
Ideal Candidates For a Brow Lift
When we age, skin laxity diminishes and causes various aspects of the face to droop. This is particularly critical in the upper face region and typically impacts women and men. When looking in the mirror, do you seem tired or angry, or notice frown lines in between your eyebrows, or are bothered by your sagging brow? A surgical brow lift at Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS can be the ideal aesthetic procedure for you.
Surgical Technique For a Browplasty
Prior to surgery, local anesthesia will be used and the procedure is performed in the office. The incision technique performed during a brow lift is determined, depending on the severity of sag, if the forehead is affected, and the appearance of the hairline. There are different approaches that may be used:
- Traditional Incision
Also called the open lift incision, this places the surgical incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. The traditional incision not only masks scars, but it also provides a certain amount of controlled lifting during the procedure. The open incision is good for those with both a sagging brow and frown lines. The traditional brow lift is the better method if you are at risk for having a receding hairline.
- Trichophytic Incision
The trichophytic incision is made directly along the patient's hairline. It allows significant lift in the brow for women and men who have a strong hairline with little risk for recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also called a temporal browplasty, the lateral technique places the incision within the hairline slightly above the temples. The lateral incision permits the outer parts of the brow to be lifted and is best for sagging that is present in the outer brow. A temporal brow lift also helps to smooth Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
The endoscopic lift is a more modern method employed in browplasty surgery. It places several tiny incisions in the hairline and inserts an endoscope, which travels down to the eyebrow to release its attached tools. Using the camera of the endoscope, the brow tissue is suspended with stitches to lift the brow in a better position.
What to Expect
Recovery after a brow lift varies with the most swelling and discomfort occurring with the open technique versus the temporal or endoscopic techniques. Overall, patients feel slight bruising and swelling in the upper portion of the face around the eyebrows and possibly near the eyes. Cold compresses may help to decrease the inflammation. Dr. Trott recommends patients sleep with pillows propped under their head for 3 – 4 nights following their brow lift. It is critical to avoid any movement or activities that may place pressure on your face. The average recovery time from a brow lift is about 2 – 3 weeks. The outcome can often be seen right away with a refreshed appearance that seems more alert, softer, and with a noticeable improvement in sagging skin and fine lines in the upper half of the face.
Plan Your Procedure
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Don't let your sagging brow make others wonder if you're mad, sad, tired, or angry — schedule an appointment to learn more about a brow lift at Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills, CA. By lifting your hanging brow, you can revitalize your entire appearance and seem younger and more refreshed. Dr. Trott strives for results that look natural, and your forehead lift will have others saying you look younger rather than thinking you had cosmetic surgery.