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
"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
"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
"I can’t speak highly enough about Dr Petroff and his staff. I started visiting the center years ago for facials, chemical peels and laser treatments. I was always completely amazed and how amazing the staff was, and how much my skin improved. I had always hoped to one day fix my crooked nose. There was no doubt in my mind Dr Petroff would be the surgeon for me, after seeing his amazing work on my family and friends. I had a rhinoplasty done a little over a year and a half ago... and to this day I’m still in complete awe of his work. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect nose for my face. My nose was unique but Dr Petroff was able to transform it. I am forever thankful to Dr Petroff, and his amazing staff who has always made me feel comfortable and welcomed."- K.A. / Yelp / Jul 21, 2021
"Thank you so much Dr. Petroff. From the moment I walked into the Petroff Center I was so very completely taken care of by experienced, friendly, and competent staff. I found Dr. Petroff to be a very talented and brilliant plastic surgeon. The facelift I received made my kids say “Mom! You look 30 years younger!” (slight exaggeration). I received the best care and from the best doctor ever! Dr. Mark Petroff is a perfectionist. I look amazing and feel wonderful after only two weeks post surgery! The face and neck lift look very natural. Examples: Turkey neck – gone, I can feel my trachea; pixie ear gone, he gave me ear lobes; my high cheek bones are back along with my happy smile. After interviewing a number of surgeons Dr. Petroff was the only facial plastic surgeon would make an incision hidden inside the hairline. I was out in the public within four days when I was able to have dinner at a restaurant with my son. He listened to my concerns and preformed a scar revision from work left by another doctor years ago. I am so grateful to another plastic surgeon who recommended Dr. Petroff. He told me that Dr. Petroff is the best at facial surgery and would send his mother to him for a facelift. I took his advice and I am so thankful I did. Oh, and by the way, it was not that painful at all, just a bit uncomfortable. Go for it!"- A.M. / Google / Jun 05, 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 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 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.