Forehead / Brow Lift: What Type Of Brow Lift Is Best For Your Face?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Sept. 14, 2017, 8:41 a.m.


Every face has something special about it - a unique feature that identifies and distinguishes them from everyone else. From the dimples of their smile to the arch of their eyebrow, each face conveys emotions in various patterns, grooves and lines.


But as we age, these unique expressions start to become permanently etched into the soft surface of the skin, leaving some people with expressions, like anger and sadness, that they aren’t looking to show off constantly.


If you’re someone who has started noticing more defined expression lines across the forehead, around the bridge of the nose or between the eyes, then a Brow or Forehead Lift may be the perfect solution for you. But since everyone’s facial structure and aging concerns are unique, the type of Brow lift you may need could vary, as well. There are three types of Brow / Forehead Lifts that are most popularly used.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

This form of Brow Lift has increasingly been growing in popularity amongst surgeons because it is less invasive than other methods, but achieves just as effective results.


This technique involves several short incisions along the hairline. Then a micro-camera and long, slender tools are used to reposition facial muscles and tissue in the forehead region, while excess skin is removed, creating a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Temporal or Limited Incision Brow Lift

This type of Brow Lift involves a slightly longer incision that are about 1 inch long and begin just above the temple. This procedure is typically done in addition to an eyelid surgery - while repositioning outer eyebrow tissue to create younger and more alert-looking eyes, your surgeon also use the incisions made for the eyelid surgery to access and lift and smooth away the frown lines from the eyebrow area.

Classic or Coronal Brow LiftThough this is no longer the standard technique used by most surgeons now, it is one that may be necessary in order to achieve the maximum desired result. This incision extends from ear to ear along the hairline, though it is nearly indistinguishable once healed. Excess skin, muscle and tissue are then removed,while the remaining muscle is repositioned to enhance appearance and form a more youthful structure.