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. Mark A. Petroff and Dr. Brian Scott have decades 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 or Dr. Scott, 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 or Dr. Scott at Petroff Center Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa.
During your private consultation, Dr. Petroff or Dr. Scott 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
"Dr. Petroff was the most humble, amazing doctor I have ever met. I would recommend him and his team to anyone looking to have a medical procedure done. I have never felt so comfortable with a medical team, where I knew from the beginning that this is the place I 100% want to have my surgery done at. Every single person I met there was friendly, organized, and very professional. He is an amazing doctor that has an incredible gift and he has a whole team that makes his practice so ideal."- K. / Healthgrades / Jul 20, 2018
"Added a few more photos of me 5 months post op! I’m so incredibly happy with my nose and have zero regrets! I can breath well, it looks even cuter than the first time I took the cast off and continues to gently heal"- J.B. / Yelp / Oct 05, 2022
"If I could give Dr. Petroff 10 stars I would. He is a fantastic and extremely talented plastic surgeon for the face. I received a revision rhinoplasty through Petroff. My driest rhinoplasty was with an entirely different surgeon almost two years ago. My previous surgeon was too conservative and did not provide the results I’d asked for. After consulting with several surgeons and researching, The Petroff center was by far the most impressive. If you are seeking a rhinoplasty or revision, look no further, because he will make your dreams come true. Not only is his technic with the nose fantastic, all of his patients have similar results showing his technique is consistent. Outside of Dr. Petroffs technical skills and attention to detail/your needs, his medical staff was fantastic. From the scheduling, pre op and post op care, I was thoroughly communicated with via email and phone calls. His team also offers a vitamin treatment to prep for your procedure making your body stronger for the healing process. The sedation process for the procedure was great and the nurses were holding my hands/arms for comfort since I was nervous. After coming out of surgery, I had a bouquet of roses with an adorable poem from the staff. I can’t believe I went somewhere else before Petroff, I wish I would have gone to him sooner. Regardless, I have no regrets and admire his talent, as well as his staffs talents."- J.B. / Yelp / May 19, 2022
"Dr. Petroff and his team are very professional, deliver excellent results and most importantly show great care. I highly recommend Dr. Petroff for his expertise and desire to support his patients in the best possible way. "- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jan 25, 2022
"I had rhinoplasty with Dr Petroff in the summer of 2005. This many years on I can attest to the quality of his skill. Completely natural looking and absolutely improved my life."- T. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
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 or Dr. Scott 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 or Dr. Scott 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 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 or Dr. Scott 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.