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Is There A Difference Between A Brow Lift And A Forehead Lift?

Is There A Difference Between A Brow Lift And A Forehead Lift?

As we age, we naturally develop creases across the forehead and high on the nose, and furrows between our brows; the infamous “11s”. As the skin on our forehead and brow sags, our eyelids can become heavier and hooded and vision can even be impaired. Although a natural outcome of aging, many people feel these developing changes to our appearance make us look angrier, sadder, worried, grumpy, more tired, and older than we feel.

A brow lift or forehead lift procedure can rejuvenate your appearance making you look and feel more rested, alert, and youthful. So which is a better option? A Brow Lift or a Forehead Lift?

Which Is Better?

Although there are some small factions that differentiate, a brow lift and a forehead lift are actually different names for the same surgical rejuvenation. Sometimes performed in conjunction with other plastic surgeries such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or facelift procedures, the goal of a brow lift is to reposition low or sagging tissues to restore a more youthful look. For the purposes of this article we will refer to this rejuvenation as a brow lift.

What Is A Brow Lift?

A brow lift involves the repositioning and refining of the tissue and muscle beneath the skin through small incisions made along the hairline. When necessary your plastic surgeon will also remove any excess skin and tissue. Sometimes additional incisions in the crease of the eyelid will be made to eliminate frown lines between the brows or on the bridge of the nose. This surgical procedure is completed under general anaesthetic as an outpatient surgery. Recovery is about two weeks as your incisions heal and swelling and bruising decrease and most patients can resume work and regular activity at this time. Final results after surgery are generally achieved within a couple of months depending on the individual.

What Can A Brow Lift Do?

The main focus of brow lift surgery is to restore a more youthful appearance and allow your face to reflect the range of emotions you wish it to. Your brow lift should leave you looking lighter and brighter, more rested, happier, and younger. Here are the outcomes you can expect:

  • The reduction or elimination of creases across your forehead and the bridge of your nose
  • The repositioning of your eyebrows to a higher more youthful position
  • The improvement of heavy, hooded upper eyelids
  • The reduction or elimination of frown lines
  • Smoother skin across your forehead

Brow Rejuvenation In The Heart Of The Okanagan

The terms brow lift and forehead lift are often used interchangeably to refer to the surgical rejuvenation of the repositioning and smoothing of the skin on the upper face. A brow lift can eliminate the lines and creases that occur naturally due to aging and impart a more rested, happier, youthful appearance.

If you are interested in discussing your options to address troublesome creases and wrinkles, sagging brow, and heavy eyelids, contact our clinic in downtown Kelowna by calling 1-250-868-9099 or by filling out our online contact form. Dr. Peterson and the team at Peterson MD are Kelowna’s choice for facial rejuvenation procedures. The team at Peterson Surgery are committed to patient education and providing surgical and non-surgical treatments to help patients look and feel their very best.


Q: Who is an ideal candidate for brow lift surgery?
A: Anyone who wishes to address a sagging brow and forehead creasing could be a candidate for brow rejuvenation. Contact our office to set up a complimentary consultation and see if a brow lift is the right solution for you.

Q: Is there an ideal age to have a brow lift?
A: Most of the changes to the face that a brow lift is meant to address result from the natural process of aging. We all age differently and at different rates. The ideal time to have a brow lift is when you decide that this procedure is right for you.

Q: Are there non-surgical options that can give me the same results as a brow lift?
A:There are many non-invasive, non-surgical alternatives to a brow lift that can help you achieve a smoother, more lifted, and younger looking brow and forehead. Book in for a complimentary consultation to discuss your rejuvenation goals and we can help you find the solution that is just right for you.

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