A brow lift is an excellent way to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance. Many patients seek a brow lift procedure as a fast and simple surgical option, since it is a same-day procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis. 

It is especially impactful for people with loose facial skin around the eyes, deep “eleven” lines between the brows, and drooping eyebrows that create a stern or tired expression. 

Although the main purpose of a brow lift is to elevate the brows to a higher position on the face, it also has several other important benefits, such as:

  • Smoothing deep brow wrinkles
  • Increasing the prominence of the eyes for a more attractive profile
  • Improving youthfulness
  • Correcting sagging eyebrows

Another beneficial outcome of a brow lift is that it can help minimize the appearance of a large forehead. 

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How a brow lift can make a large forehead appear smaller

During a brow lift, excess skin on the face is trimmed away and the remaining tissue is pulled taut for a smoother, youthful appearance. This can also minimize the appearance of a very high forehead. 

There is a specific brow lift technique, known as the irregular trichophytic hairline incision technique, that can help reduce the look of a large forehead. If you are interested in a brow lift procedure that will help narrow the space between your eyebrows and your hairline, it’s important to discuss this cosmetic goal with your facial plastic surgeon beforehand so they can plan appropriately and utilize the best techniques to achieve your desired outcome. 

Recovering after a brow lift procedure

Recovery from a brow lift usually takes about two to three weeks, with most patients being able to resume their normal activities after ten days or so. Your surgeon will generally see you for a follow-up appointment one week after your brow lift to check in on your progress. 

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Want to find out more about how a brow lift can help minimize the appearance of a large forehead? Schedule your consultation today.

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