What is The Cost of a Brow Lift?
Brow lift in Toronto costs vary depending on your unique needs but typically start at $7,999. The procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore elective, so is not typically covered by insurance; however, we offer special financing options.
Recovery Period Following a Brow Lift
The process of recovery varies depending on what brow lift technique was used: open, endoscopic, or limited incision. Regardless of which route you choose, be sure to set aside 2-3 weeks for a complete recovery.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Brow Lift?
Brow lift procedures performed by our expert team of surgeons generally last 1 or 2 hours. This can, of course, vary depending on your specific goals and needs, as discussed during your pre-op consultation.
What is a Brow Lift?
Brow lift procedures performed by our expert team of brow lift surgeons generally last 1 or 2 hours. This can, of course, vary depending on your specific goals and needs as discussed during your pre-op consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Brow Lift?
Sometimes a heavy brow and/or deep forehead creases are hereditary. Whatever the cause, if you feel less attractive due to downward facial sagging, a brow lift may be the appropriate procedure to restore an uplifted, more youthful appearance.
Brow lift candidates generally have a sagging forehead or forehead lines, brows that hang too low or too close to the eyes, and deep vertical furrows between the eyebrows.
If you do not fit the above criteria, there are excellent non-surgical brow lift options available as well, such as a Botox brow lift or dermal fillers. However, brow lift surgery remains the most effective choice for most patients with deep creases or a drooping brow.
Brow Lift Benefits
After brow lift surgery, you’ll notice the following benefits:
Sagging brows which may have previously ‘hooded’ your upper eyelids will be elevated and repositioned for an all-around more alert, youthful appearance.
Reduced lines and wrinkles
Lines and wrinkles, or even deep furrows that commonly develop across the forehead or high on the bridge of the nose, will be reduced, and your skin tightened.
Improved frown lines
The vertical creases that can develop between your eyebrows, also known as frown lines, are often significantly reduced after a brow lift procedure.
An unevenness of the eyebrows is a more prevalent issue than many realize. A brow lift can easily achieve more balanced, symmetrical eyebrows.
Brow Lift Risks & Complications
All surgical procedures carry some risks, and the brow lift is no exception. The team at TPS has years of experience performing brow lifts. Significant complications are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.
The risk of bleeding, infection or an adverse reaction to anesthesia is unlikely, but possible. Aside from the fact that most patients experience some temporary numbness of the forehead or scalp post-op, other risks and complications include the following:
- Scarring: Though usually minimal and unnoticeable, it is possible some light scarring may be visible after a brow lift procedure.
- Skin sensitivity: You may experience changes to the sensations of your skin. This may include temporary or permanent numbness on the forehead or top of the scalp.
- Asymmetry of the brows: Although a brow lift usually restores symmetry, in some cases, complications can result in asymmetry, with one or both of the eyebrows appearing too high.
- Hair problems: A brow lift can cause an elevated hairline or hair loss at your incision site. If this doesn’t resolve on its own, it can be treated with scar excision or hair grafting.
Although complications are highly unlikely and typically resolve without incident, further surgery may be required to ensure ideal results in rare cases.
Why The Toronto Plastic Surgeons?
Our team of expert surgeons has extensive experience performing brow lift procedures. As one of Canada’s most acclaimed clinics, we are recognized for our artistry in facial plastic surgery.
Brow Lift for Men in Toronto
A male brow lift is a procedure that restores eyebrow and forehead symmetry. The surgical approach differs from that of a female patient, as the male brow and forehead have different anatomy. As well, there’s a different aesthetic when it comes to defining what constitutes male youth, vitality, masculinity, and attractiveness.
The male forehead tends to be flatter, and the eyebrow lower and horizontal in shape, as opposed to the upward arch of a woman’s brow. The male brow should overlie the brow bone, whereas a female eyebrow should rest just above it. Fullness in the lower forehead, called “frontal bossing,” is a standard characteristic, as well.
Dr. Roskies pays meticulous attention to the details of the male brow so that results are optimized.
For men with receding hairlines, Dr. Roskies can perform a procedure to lower the hair with a “reverse brow lift”, moving the hairline forward at the same time. For others, where the brow is just too low and it crowds and hoods the upper lids, a male brow lift be can be done through five small ports hidden behind the hairline, using a minimally-invasive endoscopic (telescopic) approach. For men with brows that are too low BUT have balding hair and ports cannot be done from above, the male brow lift can be performed from below using the upper lid blepharoplasty (upper eyelid) hidden incision.
For all patients, Dr. Roskies remodels tissues to achieve an aesthetically pleasing lift which does not over-tighten the skin or leave a feminized appearance to the upper eyes and forehead.
Brow lift procedures start at $8000 regardless of the techniques used. The price varies according to different factors, including the extent of the surgery and possible combinations with other procedures.
The 1-2 hour procedure is considered cosmetic and elective and therefore is not covered by insurance. However, individual financing options are available for our patients.
Most of the initial swelling and bruising from the treatment will be gone after 7 to 10 days. Patients can expect to see the final results of the surgery after 3-6 months – an ample time frame for scarring to heal and swelling to subside entirely.
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Different Types of Brow Lifts
We offer several different forehead lift techniques. The technique we choose together will depend on your age, facial structure, current eyebrow position, and what we determine is possible to achieve.
Open Brow Lift
During an open brow lift, we make an incision across the forehead, either along the hairline or skin creases. Muscles are softened, and excess fat removed. The remaining skin is pulled down, and the brow stitched into its new position.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
An endoscope is a narrow, hollow instrument with a fibre optic light source and camera. We make tiny incisions on the forehead to apply the endoscope, insert operating tools through the tube, and see inside with the camera. The endoscopic lift is considered a safer option, with lower risks of infection, scarring, numbness and hair loss.
A hybrid of the open brow lift and the endoscopic brow lift, the limited incision approach is a non-endoscopic technique requiring limited incisions—particularly great for reducing forehead wrinkles or frown lines between your eyebrows. Any scars are well hidden along the hairline.
How is a Brow Lift Performed?
There are differences in the way a procedure is performed depending on what technique we opt for. Still, generally, a brow lift is performed by making an incision across the top of the scalp, beginning above the ears and hidden in the hair. Through this incision, we modify or remove the parts of the muscles causing frown lines, remove excess skin, reposition the skin of the forehead, and lift your eyebrows.
We expertly design the incision so it’s inconspicuous once healed. A brow lift is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
Preparing for a Brow Lift
During your consultation, we will discuss your brow lift procedure and run through exactly what the surgery will entail.
- We will ask questions regarding your medical and drug history and family health.
- You will be advised to avoid smoking and drinking as well as certain medications (aspirin and anti-inflammatories) before your surgery to ensure optimal results.
- We will also recommend a pre-op diet.
What to Expect Post Brow Lift Surgery
Typically, the outcome of a brow lift is a markedly more youthful and rested appearance in the forehead and upper eyelid region.
Post-op, we will provide you with complete aftercare instructions and recommend our medical grade Home Skin Care regimen to support and optimize your results. We also offer post brow lift FotoFacial treatment packages to help achieve and maintain the best results.
A healthy lifestyle and proper skincare regimen will help maintain your results long term, but wrinkles may eventually reappear due to natural aging.
We carefully monitor your results after an eyebrow lift surgery and will see you again 1-2 days post-op to ensure all is healing as it should. Brow lift surgery recovery involves some temporary swelling and bruising. After it fades, your new and improved look will begin to shine through.
Throughout the recovery period, we are always available to answer questions.
Brow Lift Recovery
The specifics of your brow lift recovery will depend in part what kind of brow lift you’ve undergone, however, generally here’s what to expect, day by day:
Day 1: You’ll return home with a surgical dressing in place. Keep your head elevated and use ice or cold compresses for the moderate bruising and swelling.
Days 2-3: You may experience aching and throbbing as well as some tightness in the forehead and scalp.
Days 4: By day 4, you can follow instructions to remove your dressing, and take a shower. Start cleaning your wound with hydrogen peroxide and apply antibiotic ointment. You’ll wear a special headband at all times except when showering or cleaning incisions. If your brows seem too high, it’s normal—they’ll settle.
Days 10-21: Your surgical staples will be removed, your bruising and swelling will be significantly improved, and you should be able to reduce your headband-wearing to only nights.
Day 21: You will no longer need to clean incisions or apply ointment.
Days 14-35: Your numbness will subside. You may feel tingling sensations across your forehead and scalp as your nerves regrow.
6+ months: Your nerve-related symptoms will have largely resolved. You may have small areas of minor numbness. Your brows will have reached their final position by this period.
Brow Lift FAQ
Is Getting a Brow Lift Painful?
You may experience mild soreness and tightness in your forehead, but this is easily controlled with oral medications. Approximately 10% of patients have headaches for up to 24 hours after a brow lift.
What is Eyebrow Ptosis?
Eyebrow ptosis is the medical term for a drooping eyebrow. It can cause a significant sagging of your upper eyelid skin over your lashes, which can interfere with your vision or appear undesirable. It can occur on one or both sides.
Is There a Minimum Age?
There is no minimum age for a brow lift procedure. Some patients have low brows at an early age, an issue that is often hereditary.
What Is the Most Common Brow Lift Procedure?
The open brow lift, aka the forehead lift, is the most common brow lift procedure, as it sees the most notable results. This approach is characterized by a single continuous incision made behind the brow line from the ear, which can lift the hairline slightly.
Will a Brow Lift Leave Scars?
Like any surgery, very fine scars may remain, but they will be well-hidden within your hairline. The brow lift technique that we choose will be the one most likely to provide the least visible scarring. In most cases, any scarring will fade over a period of 3-6 months.