What is a Brow Lift?
A surgical brow lift (sometimes known as a browplasty or forehead lift) is a popular cosmetic treatment that helps raise the brow. This treatment helps the upper part of your face look more youthful. Often, a sagging brow can create a tired or angry appearance. A browplasty treats a sagging brow by removing excess skin from the forehead and lifting the eyebrows. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana, Dr. Michelle Eagan performs browplasty on patients to help them achieve a younger-looking appearance. Additionally, for an even softer and smoother appearance, we may combine a brow lift with an injectable. Please call us to schedule an appointment and learn more.
What Are The Benefits Of A Brow Lift?
A brow lift designed by Dr. Eagan at New Orleans Plastic Surgery can achieve dramatic results to rejuvenate and remake your look with benefits that include:
- Offering customizable treatment options
- Smoothing forehead creases, lines, and wrinkles
- Opening up the eyes to look more alert and refreshed
- Reducing sagging eyelids
- Restoring the natural eyebrow arches
- Diminishing Crow's feet
- Lessening the "angry and tired" look
- Creating an overall more youthful appearance
- Achieving dramatic, long-lasting results
"Dr Eagan did my breast aug in March 2020. I searched for months before selecting a doctor and the reason I chose her is because her personality is outstanding!! She is by far the kindest doctor I have ever met!!! She is not a doctor that will put too much on your body if your body can not handle it. I told her what I wanted and she went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with my results! I am 4 months post op and I swear I fall in love with my procedure results all over again every single day! We are already discussing lip injections because she is just absolutely fantastic! Always available when I needed her and every appointment she has always greeted me as a friend and made sure I had a great appointment!! Wish I could give more stars to her!! Make sure to check her out because you will NOT regret it"- S.S. / Google / Jul 23, 2020
"I never expected to have any type of surgery. Dr. Eagan and her staff made me comfortable from the very beginning. I am overly satisfied with my results. Her care and concern is top notch. I would highly recommend her services to anyone. She is awesome!!! I can't thank her enough for bringing such confidence back in my life. Her staff is amazing!! They will do their best to get what is needed for a successful surgery. Thanks again Dr. Eagan and staff."- R.B. / Google / Jun 14, 2023
"I had an incredible experience with Dr. Eagan at New Orleans Plastic Surgery. Dr. Eagan is very talented and knowledgeable. After two pregnancies that left me with irreversible damage to my stomach, I had a tummy tuck with abdominal muscle repair. My results exceeded my expectations. Dr. Eagan patiently addressed all of my questions. She gave me options for my specific situation and was not pushy about adding any additional unnecessary procedures. I was given all of the information I needed prior to surgery and for after-care. She was readily available in the days following the surgery for any concerns and gave me the right combination of medication to keep me out of pain. I followed all of her directions and feel like I had a quick and successful recovery. I couldn’t be happier with my incision. It is really straight, thin, symmetrical, no dog ears, and well placed. Having my muscle separation repaired restored my ability to properly workout, dance, and do all of the things I was lacking the confidence to do. I’m so happy to have my life and body back.LikeShare"- V.R. / Yelp / May 01, 2023
"I had a breast reduction with Dr. Eagan in March and I could not be more satisfied. The best decision I ever made. She is the the sweetest doctor. I instantly felt comfortable with her. She takes her time with her patients. I never felt rushed. She was always there for any questions or concerns I had. She has a great bedside manner. She is truly the best. If you’re looking for an excellent surgeon Dr. Egan is it! I would recommend her to anyone. ❤️"- J.R. / Google / Apr 27, 2023
"Dr Eagan and her stuff are the best!!Very friendly and comfortable atmosphere as soon as you walk-in.My experience was fantastic! I’m very happy with the results from my breast reduction surgery and can’t wait to see myself 6months from now. The pain in my back was so unbearable because I was sooo heavy. What a difference now that I’m lite as a feather lol..Thanks Dr.Eagan you’re the best! My confidence has definitely changed I feel like a new person if I could give 10 stars I definitely would..."- J... / Yelp / Apr 21, 2023
Is A Brow Lift For You?
As you get older, skin laxity starts to decrease and causes parts of the face to droop. Often, these signs of aging occur in the upper face. When looking in a mirror, do you appear angry or tired, notice frown lines in between your brows, or feel upset about a drooping brow? If so, a surgical brow lift at New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana can address these concerns. During your consultation, Dr. Eagan will develop a personalized surgical plan that outlines the details of your treatment.
Before your surgery, Dr. Eagan will administer general anesthesia or IV sedation. We will determine the best sedation type based on the complexity of your surgery. Additionally, the incision technique depends on several factors, including the level of skin laxity, if we address the forehead, and the position of your hairline. Dr. Eagan may use a traditional, trichophytic, lateral brow lift, or the endoscopic forehead lift. Depending on your needs, we will select the best incision technique for you.
What to Expect
The recovery time for a brow lift surgery will vary for each person. Generally, the majority of discomfort and swelling occurs with an open incision technique. Temporal or endoscopic techniques are less invasive, which reduces the severity of side effects. No matter the type of incision, you will still experience some swelling and bruising in the upper face, near the eyebrows, and possibly around the eyes. For at least three days, you should use cold compresses to reduce inflammation. Additionally, Dr. Eagan recommends sleeping upright and avoiding any movement that places stress on your face. Typically, your recovery time is around 2 – 3 weeks. Right after the surgery, your complexion will appear softer, more alert, have fewer fine lines, and less sagging in the upper half of the face.
How much does a brow lift cost?
Rather than choosing the lowest price, we recommend finding an experienced surgeon who can help you achieve the results you want. The cost of brow lift surgery will depend on the technique, facility fees, and anesthesia. After creating your treatment plan, we will provide an estimate of your costs. To make your surgery more affordable, Dr. Eagan will also discuss payment options or low-interest medical financing.
Brow Lift FAQ
Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a facelift or brow lift will depend on your goals and where you have excess skin. You should openly talk about your wants with Dr. Eagan so she can help you decide what is best. Many patients come in wanting a full facelift and discover they only need a brow lift and vice versa. Using her years of experience, Dr. Eagan will confidently help you create your unique treatment plan — so you get your best results.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical treatments, such as laser skin tightening and injectables (like BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®), that can give some improvements. However, brow lift surgery is better if you want longer-lasting results and significant improvements. During your consultation, Dr. Eagan can go over both your surgical and nonsurgical options so you can decide which is better for your needs.
What technique should I choose?
Dr. Eagan will explain brow lift surgery techniques in your consultation to help you understand the benefits. She will then help you decide on the best technique for your needs and goals. Some of the factors that may influence your choice are your hairline (factoring in both your current hairline and your risk of developing a receding hairline), the degree of skin sagging, and how much time you can devote to recovery.
Will my results look natural?
If you have an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Eagan, your brow lift results will appear natural. She will develop your treatment plan for your needs and goals — so you appear refreshed and younger instead of tight or frozen. During your surgery, Dr. Eagan will focus on removing loose skin. The remaining skin and tissue will be smoothed — so your results don't limit your facial expressions or lift your eyebrows too high.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
Rejuvenate Your Appearance
If you feel self-conscious about your sagging forehead, we encourage you to schedule an appointment and learn more about a brow lift. By lifting your hanging brow, you can refresh your complexion and appear younger-looking. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana, Dr. Eagan strives to provide results that look natural. Our team looks forward to helping you feel more confident in your appearance.