Dr. Russell Kridel offers 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.
Brow Lift Reviews
"Unbelievable! – Dr. Kridel is an artist and the absolute best. I am a 49yo Registered Nurse. He performed a full face life, brow lift, both lower and upper eyelids, and neck lift. I have never seen finer care from any doctor or staff. He's the only one who will touch my face!"- D.L. / Citysearch / Jan 18, 2005
"I was made welcome the first moment I walked into this office. The staff is extremely professional and friendly. If I ever needed to change an appointment, they were very helpful. Dr. Kridel made me feel relaxed and unafraid before, during, and after surgery. His great smile and wonderful bedside manner ranks him top of the list of physicians. I would not hesitate to have him do surgery on me again if needed."- B.B. / Office Visit / Feb 15, 2016
"Unbelievable! - Dr. Kridel is an artist and the absolute best. I am a 49yo Registered Nurse. He performed a full face life, brow lift, both lower and upper eyelids, and neck lift. I have never seen finer care from any doctor or staff. He's the only one who will touch my face!"- D.L. / Yellowpages / Jan 18, 2005
"Unbelievable! - Dr. Kridel is an artist and the absolute best. I am a 49yo Registered Nurse. He performed a full face life, brow lift, both lower and upper eyelids, and neck lift. I have never seen finer care from any doctor or staff. He's the only one who will touch my face!Pros: attentive, great work, great results"- D.L. / Judy's Book / Jan 17, 2005
"Great browlift results! - I'm thrilled; it's even better than I expected! The results are subtle to everyone else, but make a big difference to me (which I think is what most people want from plastic surgery)! The doctor(s) and staff were incredibly friendly, thorough, and caring. I would highly recommend this office to anyone thinking of having a facial cosmetic procedure!"- S. / RealSelf / May 17, 2017
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 often uses the endoscopic technique, where he makes small, minimal incisions just behind the hairline. Here, he places a scope under the forehead area to clip frown muscles. Using sutures, he pulls 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
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 takes 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 $6,000-$7,000 for this procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $7,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
Brow Lift FAQs
Same as a Facelift?
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?
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?
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?
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.