The brow and forehead lift addresses common signs of aging that occur in the upper section of the face. It is performed to reduce or remove profound horizontal wrinkles, sagging skin, excess fatty tissues, and unsightly furrows that make a person look tired, grumpy, or frustrated. It can also reduce issues in the eye area that contribute to an aged appearance, such as droopy upper eyelids.

This procedure can give patients a rejuvenated look that is noticeably more youthful, and it can help create the appearance of a more cheerful disposition for those who suffer from a perpetually angry expression.

Reasons To Undergo This Procedure

Since this procedure eliminates wrinkles and tightens loose skin, one of the main reasons why patients undergo this procedure is to bring back their youthful appearance. Some people choose to do it to address impaired vision caused by the sagging eyelids, while others simply want more symmetrical brows that are properly proportioned to the forehead.

A brow and forehead lift can help improve the following:

  1. Asymmetrical eyebrows
  2. Droopy or heavy upper eyelids
  3. Low eyebrow position
  4. Horizontal forehead wrinkles
  5. Deep furrows between the brows (also known as frown lines)

What Are The Benefits?

To achieve your desired brow and forehead rejuvenation, Dr. Jacob Sedgh uses state-of-the-art surgical methods to create natural-looking results with little to no visible scars. His techniques are founded on the new concepts of brow aesthetics based on fat and volume repositioning to avoid “surgical” or “skeletonized” looks.

Here are some of the benefits of undergoing a brow and forehead lift with Dr. Sedgh:

  1. More symmetrical eyebrows and youthful arch
  2. Repositioned brow line along natural brow ridge
  3. Smoother skin
  4. Youthful appearance

Double-board certified with nearly a decade of experience in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Sedgh is a trusted plastic surgeon who cares about his patients and strives to give them the best results possible.

During your initial consultation, the doctor will take the time to find out more about you, your medical history, and your surgery goals. He will also:

  1. Perform a thorough physical examination
  2. Explain the surgery and how you can prepare for it
  3. Discuss the ideal surgical execution plan that best fits your needs

Dr. Sedgh also accommodates out-of-town or overseas patients by offering virtual consultations, which can be a more convenient option for those who cannot travel to his clinic for an in-office meeting. For those who wish to push through with the procedure, his office can also assist with travel logistics (hotels, car rental, aftercare, and concierge services) for a more convenient and hassle-free trip.

Brow & Forehead Lift Procedure

A brow and forehead lift is performed using a wide variety of methods: coronal, endoscopic, trichophytic, temporal, direct, and transblepharoplasty. The best method for you will depend on several factors, including age, gender, skin texture, forehead length, hair loss pattern, and degree of dropping. But as with most of his work, Dr. Sedgh will also consider your facial symmetry and other features, as his aesthetics philosophy is centered around creating harmony with the rest of the face to achieve a graceful aging appearance.

While all of these methods can achieve the same results, it is important to take individual factors into account to ensure the quality and longevity of the outcome.

Open Approach:

The open approach consists of several techniques, including coronal, trichophytic, temporal, and direct brow lift. It is usually accomplished by creating a long incision from one ear to the other, either along the hairline or within the creases of the forehead. The skin will then be removed or adjusted to achieve the desired results.

Endoscopic Approach:

An endoscopic brow lift starts with short scalp incisions behind the hairline. An endoscope—a small pencil-like camera—will then be inserted into one of the incisions to examine the tissues and facial muscles. Special instruments will also be inserted to lift the skin carefully and to make the necessary alterations.

A brow and forehead lift normally take up to two hours to complete, but it will still depend on the techniques used and the severity of the patient’s case.


A brow and forehead lift is typically an outpatient procedure, so you will need someone to drive you and assist you after the surgery. If you are not a Los Angeles resident and are traveling alone, Dr. Sedgh’s office can also arrange for a private aftercare nurse.

The expected downtime will depend on the technique used, as well as other individual factors. But generally, it should take about 1 to 2 weeks. Tiredness, numbness, swelling, and bruising are some of the possible side effects you may experience after the procedure, but these can be managed by properly adhering to the prescribed aftercare medications and instructions.

You should be able to return to most of your daily activities in a week, barring any strenuous activities for at least two weeks.

From the earlier to the latter stages of your recovery, Dr. Sedgh will personally monitor and assess your surgery results, physical condition, and overall health to ensure that you are healing properly. Expect to have regularly scheduled follow-up appointments with the doctor throughout the next few months (up to a year) following the procedure.

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