About Brow Lift Surgery
"After 2 poorly performed surgeries in the past, Doctor Koch was the only one who focused on my health and well being during and after my surgery. He is the best plastic surgeon I have ever had and I am super thankful for the support I received. All I have to express is pure gratitude for the help and true professionalism I got to experience. Same for all his staff, specially Kristin and Chihiro Shinohara."- V.S. / Google / Oct 20, 2023
"In 2023 following an accident, I had an excellent result working with Dr Koch. He was terrific in every way."- N.W. / Google / Sep 19, 2023
"Dr. Koch is the absolute best for breast lift and reduction! I am thrilled! From start to finish it’s been seamless and flawless. Office and nursing staff were always available to answer questions pre and post op. Dr. Koch explained everything about the procedure and what I would need for the after care. He was kind, gentle and thorough. I couldn’t be happier with his care and my result!!!"- L.C. / Google / Jul 30, 2023
"I was so nervous about getting a breast reduction but when I met Dr. Koch I was confident that he would do a great job. I am beyond thrilled and can’t believe how much better I feel about myself. It’s tremendous. I can’t thank him enough for his beautiful work and making me feel so much more comfortable in my own skin."- M.C. / Google / Jul 02, 2023
"Dr. Michael Koch is the most warm and empathetic doctor I have ever met. He is truly a gentleman in every way. His care and technical skills are outstanding and his calm demeanor makes patients feel at ease. His consults are artistically detailed and he takes time in explaining your procedure. Kristin and Chihiro are amazing from beginning to end and made the whole experience smooth."- B.P. / Google / Jun 04, 2023
As we grow older, skin laxity diminishes and causes several portions of the face to begin to droop. This is especially apparent in the upper face region and usually affects both women and men. When looking in the mirror, do you seem tired or angry, notice frown lines between the brows, or are bothered by a drooping brow? If so, a surgical brow lift by Dr. Koch may be the right cosmetic treatment for your goals.
Prior to surgery, anesthesia will be used. This can be done through general anesthesia or IV sedation depending on the complexity of the surgery. The incision technique used during a brow lift is determined based on the severity of sagging, if the forehead is affected, and the position of the hairline. There are many approaches to consider:
- Traditional Incision
Also called the open browplasty incision, this places the incision at the top of the head behind the hairline. The open incision not only conceals scarring, it provides a certain degree of controlled lifting during the procedure. The open incision works well for those with both a sagging brow and frown lines. This is also the ideal incision if you are at risk for having a receding hairline.
- Trichophytic Incision
This incision is placed right along the hairline. It allows significant lifting of the brow for patients who have a strong hairline with little risk for recession.
- Lateral Brow Lift
Also known as a temporal brow lift, this technique starts the incision within the hairline just above the temples. A temporal incision allows the outer sections of the brow to be treated, and is best for sagging that is present in the outer brows. A temporal brow lift also helps to treat Crow’s feet.
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
This is a more modern technique used in browplasty surgery. It places several tiny incisions in the hairline and inserts the endoscope, which is pushed down to the area of the eyebrow to release its attachments. Through the camera of the endoscope, the brow tissue is suspended using stitches to lift the brow in its higher position.
What to Expect
Recovery following brow lift surgery varies in each patient, with the majority of discomfort and swelling occurring with the open method versus the endoscopic or temporal techniques. Overall, there will be slight bruising and swelling in the upper face near the brows and possibly around the eyes. Cold compresses may help to reduce the swelling. Dr. Koch advises patients sleep upright for at least three nights following their surgery. It is also important to avoid any movement or activities that may place stress on the face. The average recovery time from this procedure is about 2 – 3 weeks. The outcome can usually be seen immediately, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance that looks softer, more alert, and with a noticeable reduction in fine lines and sagging in the upper portion of the face.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a brow lift cost?
It's more important to focus on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Koch, who can give you the results you want rather than choosing the cheapest surgeon. The cost of brow lift surgery will vary based on the technique chosen, the facility fee, anesthesia, and other factors. Once your treatment plan has been created in your consultation, an estimate of costs can be discussed. Dr. Koch can also go over payment methods and how to find low-interest financing so your surgery is easier to afford.
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a brow lift or full facelift will depend on where you have sagging skin as well as your desired outcome. You should candidly discuss your concerns with Dr. Koch so he can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Many patients come in thinking they want a facelift discover they only need a brow lift and vice versa. With his experience, Dr. Koch can confidently help you decide on your treatment plan so you get the results you want.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical treatments, such as laser skin tightening and injectables (like BOTOX and Juvéderm), that can give short-term improvements. However, a surgical brow lift is better if you want significant improvements and longer-lasting results. During your consultation, Dr. Koch can go over both your surgical and nonsurgical options so you can decide which is best for you.
What technique should I choose?
Dr. Koch will go over surgical techniques during your consultation to help you understand the advantages of each. He will then help you choose the best technique for your needs and goals. Some of the factors that may influence your choice are your hairline (taking into account both your current hairline and your risk of future recession), the degree of skin sagging, and how much time you can devote to recovery.
Will my results look natural?
When you choose a skilled surgeon like Dr. Koch, your brow lift results will look natural. He will develop your treatment plan for your needs and goals so you look refreshed and younger, not tight or frozen. During your surgery, Dr. Koch will focus on removing excess skin. The remaining skin and tissue will be smoothed so your results don't limit your facial expressions or lift your eyebrows too high.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 4 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 - 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Don't let your sagging brow make people think you're mad, sad, tired, or angry — schedule a consultation to learn more about a brow lift procedure by Dr. Koch at our New York facilities. By correcting your sagging brow, you can revitalize your entire appearance and look younger and more refreshed. Dr. Koch strives for natural-looking results; your browplasty will have your friends and family saying you look more refreshed rather than thinking you had cosmetic surgery.