About Brow Lift Surgery
Brow lifts (forehead surgery) can revitalize excessively wrinkled foreheads with drooping eyebrows. The procedure can help patients look less angry, sad, or tired. Dr. Petroff has 20+ years of experience using minimally invasive (endoscopic) methods to the smooth lines and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. Endoscopic brow lifts are less extensive and do not harm or remove any scalp or hair. Only small incisions are necessary, and in the hands of an experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Petroff, excellent, long-term results can be attained that look natural and not at all “pulled.” Our goal for our Lake Oswego, OR patients is that they look younger without anyone knowing they have had a cosmetic procedure. We invite anyone who may think they are a candidate for a brow lift to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Petroff at Petroff Center Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa.
During your private consultation, Dr. Petroff will likely discuss various facial procedures, including a facelift for certain patients. It is very common to incorporate a brow lift in with a facelift to address not only the mid-to-lower face but the upper facial section as well for an overall rejuvenation facial appearance.
The best candidates for brow lift surgery:
- Have excess skin creating folds and creases
- Droopy eyelids and eyebrows
- Dynamic wrinkles on their brow
- Want a long-lasting solution
- Do not need a full facelift
"Fabulous practice. Dr Petroff and his very professional staff are a pleasure to work with. He is a wonderful plastic surgeon and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering plastic surgery or any cosmetic work. The office is friendly and accommodating and the staff is top notch."- S.M. / Yelp / Feb 18, 2017
"I can't say enough good things about Dr. Petroff or his staff! I got a rhinoplasty done at the Petroff Center 6 months ago and I'm absolutely obsessed with how my nose turned out. The entire process was so much easier than I thought it was going to be and I know that's because of the expertise of Dr. Petroff! I barely bruised, had minimal swelling and healed extremely fast. He somehow managed to give me everything I wanted out of my surgery and more. He has the absolute perfect eye for rhinoplasty, I constantly get compliments about how natural my nose looks now, and how it looks like the nose I should've had! Not only that his staff is amazing, warm, welcoming and extremely helpful! I can't even begin to describe how absolutely beautiful and happy I feel because of this surgery and I'm so so glad I chose The Petroff Center. If you're wanting a rhinoplasty; especially in Oregon there's just no one better than Dr. Petroff!!"- S.R. / Yelp / Dec 18, 2017
"I've had multiple treatments of lip injections from Dr. Petroff and I can honestly say he is the only doctor I will trust in the Portland area. He listened to my request and concerns on how I liked the shape of my lips. He is very knowledgeable on what types of injectables I would benefit from and what injections may not work the best for me. The entire staff is very friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend this facility."- T.R. / Yelp / Dec 09, 2017
"I have complete and utter trust with Dr Petroff. I am very happy with the results of my surgery and it has only been two weeks. I call him ""The Master"". Picking the right plastic surgeon, in my opinion is the most important part of plastic surgery. The staff are wonderful and always there for you. They called me regularly to check on me! I am grateful....and look amazing!"- A.M. / Solutionreach / Nov 14, 2017
"It was a pleasant and very comfortable experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat."- G.S. / Solutionreach / Nov 11, 2017
What To Expect
The surgery is an outpatient procedure performed using a local anesthetic and IV sedation. First, the hair is wrapped with small tapes near the incision site. Then, Dr. Petroff makes 3 - 5 short incisions (less than an inch long) behind the hairline. The endoscope is placed in one of the incisions so he can see beneath the skin without having to make a large incision. Using the scope as a guide, he will then lift the skin and adjust the muscles through the other incisions. If the eyebrows are lifted, they will be secured into place using a resorbable fixation device called Ultratine®. The procedure is often combined with other operations such as a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and/or a facelift to improve the appearance of the eyes and other areas of the face.
Brow lift surgery usually takes about 2 hours, and once the patient has been cleared by the doctor, they may be taken home by a responsible adult to recover at home. Most patients take 1 – 3 weeks to recover after a brow lift, but they are generally able to drive and return to work in 2 weeks. For the first days after the surgery, patients should expect some temporary bruising, discomfort, tightness, and numbness. Dr. Petroff will talk to each patient about what they need to do during their recovery and provide tips for an easier recovery. Patients will need to return for a follow-up appointment in 1 week to have their sutures removed and their healing progress checked. While visible improvements can be seen right after the procedure, the final results of the brow lift are usually seen about 4 – 6 months after the surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $6,000
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Awake, Alert, Ageless
Many patients fear that a brow lift will leave them looking permanently surprised, unnaturally wide eyed, or like they obviously had plastic surgery. A plastic surgeon with experience in brow lift surgery like Dr. Petroff will focus on creating a younger, natural-looking appearance that refreshes the face. Our surgeon and patient can decide how dramatic or how subtle they want the results to be. After brow lift surgery, patients will look more awake, more alert, and more like the age they feel.