Will a Brow Lift Change My Eye Shape?

While the natural aging process may alter your appearance in unwanted ways, various cosmetic treatments can help you regain your youthful look. You may choose tried-and-true interventions like BOTOX®, dermal fillers, or Fraxel laser skin resurfacing to minimize wrinkles and promote a radiant skin glow.

But for people with a more advanced degree of facial aging, surgical intervention is necessary to turn back the clock. Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg offers expertly performed procedures like facelifts, blepharoplasties, and rhinoplasties to restore youthful beauty and improve facial symmetry. But if you struggle with a sagging forehead, deeply etched brow furrows, or vertical lines between your brows, a brow lift may be just what the surgeon ordered.

A droopy brow is a significant cosmetic concern for women and men, especially when others frequently mention you look tired, angry, or exhausted. This appearance may be because your brow is eclipsing your eyes. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg and talented support team are excited to offer the most efficient and long-lasting brow lift options. We are available to help Fredericksburg patients restore their facial beauty by reversing many typical signs of facial aging.

What Is a Brow Lift?

With age, lost elasticity can cause skin to sag as facial fat and tissues shift downward. Combined, these phenomena can create a tired or intimidating look. A brow lift is a cosmetic facial surgery that gently lifts the brow line for a refreshed, approachable appearance.

A brow lift diminishes forehead lines, corrects brow furrows, and makes the eyebrows appear more symmetrical. In addition, it shortens the distance between your eyebrows and hairline to address prominent foreheads.

Brow Lift Techniques

One of the most extraordinary aspects of a brow lift is its flexibility. We are familiar with various surgical techniques, and will individualize a plan to meet your specific cosmetic needs. You may also choose to pair your brow lift with complementary surgical or non-surgical procedures.

Instead of changing your eye shape, we’ll manipulate your brows to subtly alter their appearance. For example, if your eyebrows are low or straight, we’ll give you an attractive, natural-looking arch by elevating underlying tissues for a friendlier, attentive look.

Can a Brow Lift Resolve Hooded Eyes?

If the skin around and under your eyebrows partially obscures your eyelids, we can deliver an effective solution with a brow lift. Our surgeons can deliver a brighter, more open eye area by lifting and removing overhanging tissue.

Do I Need a Brow Lift or Eyelid Surgery?

A brow lift and blepharoplasty address similar cosmetic concerns. At your consultation, we will evaluate your facial anatomy, discuss your aesthetic goals, and advise you on a surgical plan tailored to your specific needs. Many of our patients opt to have a brow lift concurrently with eyelid surgery to enhance their results. At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, our board-certified plastic surgeons – Dr. HeppeDr. Bautista, and Dr. Aflaki – specialize in brow lift surgery for patients who want to transform that tired and angry look to one that appears relaxed and pleasant. Contact us online or call us at (540) 371-7730 to schedule your consultation today!

4 Fantastic Facial Procedures

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg created this helpful infographic that includes four fantastic facial procedures such as facelift, blepharoplasty, brow lift, and rhinoplasty. For more information on any of the procedures, please contact Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.


A facelift minimizes visible signs of aging in the lower portion of the face by reducing sagging facial skin, tightening the jaw line, and diminishing wrinkles around the mouth. A facelift has a 95% RealSelf.com Worth It Rating.


Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can fix droopy eyelids with excess sagging skin or bags. It has an impact on the entire face and can make patients look years younger. Blepharoplasty has a 93% RealSelf.com Worth It Rating.

Brow Lift

A brow lift, or forehead lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that can bring your eyes out of hiding if your eyebrows have begun to sag and hang over your eyelids. A brow lift has an 85% RealSelf.com Worth It Rating.


Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose in order to improve its appearance. It can reduce the size of the nose, refine the tip, decrease the width, and correct nose asymmetry. Rhinoplasty has an 89% RealSelf.com Worth It Rating.

Sagging Lids? Consider a Brow Lift.

If your sagging brows are camouflaging your beautiful baby blues (or browns, or greens, or hazels), come in for a brow lift and bring your eyes out of hiding. Our eyes are often touted as the windows to our souls, so you need to show them off to the world!

What Is a Brow Lift?

brow lift is a surgical rejuvenation procedure that lifts and tightens the skin around the forehead and eyebrow area. It is also known as a forehead lift or eyebrow lift. It can be performed on its own or paired with other procedures, like a facelift or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).

During a brow lift, small incisions are made across the scalp and/or temples and the skin is gently lifted and tightened. Your incisions and any scarring you may have (typically minimal) will be hidden by your hair. We often perform endoscopic brow lifts which allow for smaller incisions and an easier recovery. We can help you determine if an endoscopic or traditional brow lift will be the best option for your situation.

What Can a Brow Lift Do for Me?

A brow lift can transform your appearance. The procedure can:

  • Reduce sagging skin above the eyes.
  • Reshape the eyebrows (including low, asymmetrical, or sagging brows).
  • Create or restore a missing arch in the brows.
  • Smooth forehead wrinkles.
  • Reduce wrinkles between the eyes.
  • Reduce wrinkles across the top of the nose.

What’s Recovery Like After a Brow Lift?

Many of our patients are surprised to learn that recovery after a brow lift is easier than expected. The downtime you’ll experience can vary depending on whether you receive a traditional or an endoscopic brow lift. Plan for about one week of swelling. We’ll help you manage your discomfort with pain medications.

Don’t let anything mask your beautiful eyes. Alone or paired with other procedures, a brow lift can restore confidence and rejuvenate your appearance. Schedule your consultation today by calling 540-371-7730.