Drs. Russell Kridel and Angela Sturm offer brow lift surgery (also referred to as a forehead lift) for patients whose eyebrows have fallen with age and whose foreheads have deep wrinkles. You may think that your upper eyelids are the problem, when actually, it’s the forehead that’s pushing down the eyelids and giving a tired, angry look. Brow lift surgery is a permanent way to improve deep forehead wrinkles and support and reshape drooping brows that develop after years of facial expression. It is a relatively minor procedure that will make a major difference in a patient’s overall appearance. This procedure can make you look anywhere from five to ten years younger after recovery.
"From the beginning, Dr. Kridel put me at ease. This was my first plastic surgery. I had a facelift and upper eye lid reduction. I am a 49 year old female. He was always reassuring. He explained everything about the surgery in detail. He was always on time and courteous. His staff is phenomenal. The follow up to surgery was great. He answered all of my questions and concerns. I would go back to him or refer him to my friends in a heart beat. He is an excellent Dr. who is very skilled and is truly concerned about the patient and not just money!"- L.E. / Vitals / Apr 20, 2015
"I had my rhinoplasty done by Dr. K about a year and a half ago. He was a bit on the pricier end, but it was well worth the money paid. Nose looks amazing and I am so happy with my results. Highly recommend this doctor."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 02, 2015
"I had a perforated septal perforation from a previous sinus surgery. My symptoms kept getting worse, so I wanted to see if anything could be done to repair the hole. I was referred to Dr. Kridel by my ENT doctor who said he was a specialist in this type of surgery. There is no question in my mind that I made the right decision to have Dr. Kridel do the surgery. My perforation is gone, my symptoms are gone and my life is back. The attention to detail and the level of care I received was beyond my expectations. Highly recommend."- J.B. / Google+ / Nov 15, 2014
" I appear 20 years younger from having had the surgery. Not only is he competent, but friendly and answers all questions."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 12, 2014
"To say Dr. Kridel is awesome is actually a gross understatement. His keen eye, precision & attention to detail is first-class."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 12, 2014
The brow or forehead lift is often part of other rejuvenating procedures performed in one operating day. When doing a forehead or brow lift, Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm often use the endoscopic technique, where they make small, minimal incisions just behind the hairline. Here, they place a scope under the forehead area to clip frown muscles. Using sutures, they pull up the brow and forehead to a higher, more youthful level. What’s great about the endoscopic forehead lift technique is that it doesn’t require an incision all the way across the forehead and scalp; thus, the hair is preserved, which is an important consideration for most patients.
Brow Lift for Men@headingTag>
Dr. Kridel has performed thousands of brow lifts on men with great success in giving them a natural, yet youthful look. For men, the natural position of the eyebrow is slightly lower than a woman’s. This means there is less leeway before droopy eyebrows affect upper eyelids, resulting in a sad or tired appearance. In males, Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm take care not to elevate eyebrows too much as a high eyebrow is more appropriate for women.
All brow lifts are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. The surgery typically takes around 2 hours to complete depending on the approach. Patients can generally return to work and resume normal activities within a week to 10 days following surgery. Patients may notice some bruising, numbness in the forehead and scalp, or raising eyebrows can feel odd. These are small nuisances to most patients and will diminish over a rather short period of time. Facial features will settle and take on a natural look within a few weeks. It may take several months for the optimal surgical results to take effect.
Brow lift surgery is tailored to every patient’s individual goals for aesthetic improvement. Most patients can expect to pay between $4,500-$6,500 for this procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,500 - $6,500
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
Same as a Facelift?@headingTag>
A forehead or brow lift is different than a facelift. A brow lift is addresses the forehead and eyebrows which make up the upper one third of the face. The MVP facelift is really a lift of the lower two thirds of the face and neck. Therefore, for some patients combining the two procedures will be the optimal treatment plan.
Brow Lift or Facelift?@headingTag>
This will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation. Many times, the effects of aging take place in the forehead region alone. If wrinkles, loose skin and sagging eyebrows exist on the forehead, then a brow lift or forehead lift may be sufficient. For drooping jowls and wrinkles along the lower area of the face, then another procedure such as a full facelift may be worth consideration. Sometimes these procedures can be combined for maximum results.
Will I Look Fake?@headingTag>
While a brow lift produces results that allow patients to appear more awake and alert, the results are often subtle. An experienced surgeon will work within the confines of a patient’s facial structure and skin tone to create natural results that avoid a wide-eyed or hyper-alert appearance.
Can I Just Use Botox?@headingTag>
No, not necessarily. BOTOX is a great non-surgical option that can improve the wrinkles and fine lines of the forehead. However, it will not lift the forehead and improve sagging and drooping features if they exist. Patients who are contemplating surgery may want to try BOTOX first and see if the results satisfy their aesthetic goals. If BOTOX proves ineffective, then a brow lift will probably help in this area.
The incisions made during a brow lift procedure are usually well concealed once they heal. Whether they are placed in the hairline or brow line, every effort is made to keep the incisions along natural folds and hairlines so they are not visible after surgery.