Custom brow lift surgery in Kitchener, Guelph, and Milton

A brow lift, or “forehead lift,” is a cosmetic procedure to elevate the brow area. As we age, the skin and soft tissues of the forehead and brow can begin to sag and droop, leading to a tired, aging, or even angry appearance. A brow lift can address these concerns by lifting and repositioning the brow to restore a youthful, refreshed look.

How is a brow lift performed?

Cosmetic brow lifts are done under general anesthetic or IV sedation at our state-of-the-art, private surgical centre in Guelph. A brow lift is frequently combined with upper blepharoplasty surgery. A variety of techniques can be used, but most commonly, Dr. Brace will use two 2 to 3-cm incisions in the hair-bearing scalp where the incision scars are entirely camouflaged.

Types of brow lift techniques

Endoscopic brow lift

The endoscopic brow lift is a less invasive approach that uses small incisions and a tiny camera (endoscope) to visualize and adjust the tissues. This technique offers a shorter recovery time and minimal scarring, making it a popular choice for patients with mild to moderate brow concerns.

Traditional brow lift

The traditional brow lift involves making incisions along the hairline or in the forehead. The surgeon then lifts and repositions the underlying tissues, removing excess skin if necessary. This technique is suitable for patients with moderate to severe sagging and provides long-lasting results.

Temporal brow lift

The temporal brow lift targets the outer portion of the brow. It involves making incisions within the hairline near the temples to lift and elevate the outer brow, resulting in a more refreshed and lifted appearance on the upper face.

Direct brow lift

The direct brow lift involves making incisions just above the eyebrows to lift and tighten the brow area. This technique may be appropriate for patients with significant brow sagging.

Mid-forehead brow lift

The mid-forehead brow lift focuses on the middle portion of the brow. It requires a horizontal incision in the forehead to lift and rejuvenate the area, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

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Why choose us for a custom brow lift

At Guelph Facial Plastics, founder Dr. Matthew D. Brace is a highly skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon who performs advanced brow lift procedures. As a double board-certified surgeon and a member of the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, he has a deep understanding of facial anatomy and aesthetics, allowing him to tailor each brow lift to match the unique condition of each patient.

Dr. Brace takes a patient-centered approach, combining his artistic vision and surgical expertise to create natural-looking results that enhance overall facial harmony and restore a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

Whether a traditional brow lift, an endoscopic brow lift, or another approach, Dr. Brace’s meticulous technique and dedication to excellence make him a trusted choice for achieving natural-looking, long-lasting outcomes. With a focus on patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction, Guelph Facial Plastics provides a supportive and caring environment for the journey, guiding you to a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance with a brow lift procedure tailored specifically to create the most natural appearance.

How is a brow lift performed?

The eyebrow is released from its attachments with specialized instruments and is elevated into a new position using strong, absorbable sutures to anchor the brow tissues to the deep fascia in the scalp. The procedure takes 30-45 minutes. The incisions are closed with absorbable sutures. Antibiotics and pain medication are provided. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for a brow lift. Kitchener, Milton, and Toronto residents are a short drive away from our state-of-the-art clinic in Guelph.

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Recovery from brow lift surgery

  • Day 0: Bruising forms around the upper eyelids. Ice is applied to the forehead and eyes during the first 72 hours.
  • Days 1 to 6: Bruising continues to gather around the eyes. Arnica can be taken to reduce bruising. 
  • Days 6 or 7: The incisions and brow lift assessed. Pulsed dye laser treatment is performed to address bruising.
  • 1 month: The sutures are dissolved. The bruises are resolved. Some swelling in the upper eyelid may persist. Massage of incisions may be initiated.
  • 3 months: The swelling is resolved. Photographs taken. Scars assessed. 
  • 6 months: Photographs taken, and final result assessed.
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