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What is a Brow and Forehead Lift?

Brow lift surgery, or forehead lift, is a surgical procedure to lift the forehead when the skin begins to sag and shift down. It involves lifting the forehead skin, tissue, and muscle to address the heaviness of the brows and forehead. The result is an improvement in the drooping of the eyebrows, as well as a significant reduction in horizontal forehead wrinkles and vertical frown lines between the brows. This procedure is performed alone or in conjunction with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures, such as eyelid lift surgery, to enhance the lifting effect of the upper facial area.

Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center?

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, Dr. Rostami is a board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon who can ensure a safe and effective procedure. She will work with you to customize your results and provide a great experience.

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Am I A Good Candidate for a Brow and Forehead Lift?

You’re likely a candidate for eyelid lift surgery if you’re experiencing the following:

  • Persistent excess skin on upper lids even after upper eyelid surgery
  • Heavy, hooded upper lids that cannot be corrected with eyelift surgery alone
  • Deep horizontal wrinkles and lines on your forehead
  • A sagging or shifted forehead
  • A thick vertical fold of skin and frown lines that rest between your eyebrows
  • Droopy, saggy brows or outside corners of the brows

Benefits of a Brow and Forehead Lift

A wrinkled forehead, droopy eyebrows, and deep furrows between brows are signs of aging. A drab, angry expression throws off the balance of the face. Brow lift surgery improves the upper facial area, resulting in perfect eyebrow positioning. Ideally, your results will make your eyes appear larger, your forehead smoother, and your overall facial expression refreshed and happy.

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, Dr. Rostami performs all brow lift surgeries at our Tysons location. Your consultation with Dr. Rostami will consist of a range of questions to ascertain your needs and determine whether you need a brow lift, eyelid lift, or both. As a facial cosmetic surgeon and expert on eyes and eyelids, Dr. Rostami will include questions not typically asked by other surgeons. Her extensive training in oculofacial plastics allows her to evaluate not just the eyelids but also the position of the eyebrows. If the brows or forehead has fallen, they can contribute to excess skin on the upper lids and create folds of skin across the bridge of the nose and heavy wrinkles on the brow. She will then suggest the right brow lift technique for you.

Your forehead will be smooth and lifted and your upper lids will be raised, giving bigger, brighter eyes and a younger, more rested appearance. As with any type of surgical procedure, infection, scarring, and swelling are associated risks. Risks specific to brow lift surgery will be discussed during your consultation.

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Medical Director and CEO


Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

The Brow and Forehead Lift Procedure

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, Dr. Rostami will perform your surgery on-site in our state-of-the-art, certified surgical suite. There are various methods for fixing eyebrow and forehead droopiness. Dr. Rostami will determine which of the following approaches to adopt to secure your best results:

  • Direct Eyebrow Ptosis Repair is for patients with very heavy foreheads, especially older male patients with thicker forehead skin. An incision is made directly above the eyebrow or furrows of the forehead, and the elliptical skin of the area above the eyebrow is removed.  It’s very important to assess the area before surgery to prevent over-correction or under-correction.
  • Internal Eyebrow Ptosis Repair is done in conjunction with upper blepharoplasty.  Through the same incision, the lateral third of the eyebrow is dissected, and the lateral eyebrow is lifted by suturing the eyebrow to the covers of the bone (“periosteum”).  This is a great procedure for ladies who desire high-arched eyebrows.
  • In a Trichophytic Eyebrow Lift, an incision is made along the hairline to lift the skin of the scalp all the way to the eyebrows, completely lifting the forehead. This method also addresses forehead wrinkle lines and removes glabellar lines. This procedure is good for patients with thick hair who do not want to have their hair pulled back since the scar at the hairline may be visible.
  • Endoscopic-Assisted Eyebrow Lifts are much more complex procedures and should be performed in an outpatient surgical center. Incisions are small and made inside the hairline, giving very little visible scarring.  This is a better procedure for men with frontal hair loss. However, if the patient has a heavy forehead, the lift usually does not hold and fails quickly. This lift has other limitations, including long foreheads and very curvy foreheads.

Brow and Forehead Lift Results

Your expected recovery time should range from a week to ten days, depending on the surgical approach, your age, and your general health. Dr. Rostami will review your recovery in depth during a consultation. However, your results will produce a noticeably smoother, younger look once complete.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about the brow lift, contact Sanctuary Cosmetic Center and schedule a consultation with Dr. Rostami. We conveniently serve the greater Washington, D.C. areas of Arlington, Odrick’s Corner, McLean, and Falls Church.

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Our private, accredited surgical facility offers you the opportunity for a comfortable, private experience with your procedure. You don’t need to worry about going to the hospital – instead, you can enjoy the amenities of our spa-like environment while you focus on yourself.


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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