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Eyebrow Positioning and Upper Eyelids: Impact on Eye Appearance

The aging process tends to lower the eyebrows and lengthen the forehead. In the process, the eyebrows can be seen crowding the upper eyelids resulting in loose upper eyelid skin and a more tired, closed appearance of the eyes. The sides of the eyes and temples usually also get droopy and form wrinkles and skin folds.

Customized Approach: Addressing Individual Brow and Forehead Needs

There are various brow lift methods, all designed to accomplish the results that each individual uniquely needs. Some are designed to lift the brows alone, others are designed to also lengthen or shorten the forehead. For some patients, the brows can be lifted and the hairline, which may have receded, can be brought back down to its normal location.

Dr. Repta has performed hundreds of brow lifts and is highly proficient in ensuring the final outcome is consistent with what you want to achieve. Dr. Repta is considered among the top plastic surgeons delivering among the best brow lifts Scottsdale has to offer.


There are various techniques used in performing a brow lift:

  • Classic brow lift
  • Endoscopic brow lift
  • Forehead shortening brow lift
  • Minimal access brow lift via the upper eyelids

The classic brow lift is also known as a coronal brow lift. This type of brow lift employs one continuous incision, beginning at the level of your ears and going up and around but behind the hairline. Dr. Repta ensures the incision is well hidden within the hair, leaving no visible scars.

Understanding Endoscopic Brow Lift

During an endoscopic brow lift, Dr. Repta makes several small incisions in the hair bearing portion of your scalp. Through these small incisions he inserts an endoscope (a small camera on the end of a thin tube) into one of the incisions and uses a separate device inserted into one of the other incisions to make the desired changes. In the endoscopic lift, Dr. Repta will secure the forehead tissue with small anchors specifically designed for this type of lift.

Because the incisions are smaller, the endoscopic lift is less invasive than the classic lift. A forehead shortening brow lift uses an incision at the hairline near the forehead. Through this incision, the brows are raised and the hairline is brought down. Doing so shortens the forehead, raises the eyebrows, and lowers the hairline.

A minimal access brow lift uses an incision in the upper eyelids to raise and secure the brows. When this is done, the brow lift is performed in combination with an upper eyelid lift. Depending on your unique facial anatomy and individual needs and desires, Dr. Repta will discuss with you and help you decide which method is best for you, ensuring beautiful results every time.

Ideal Candidates for a Brow Lift

You may be a good candidate for a brow lift if you wish to correct any of the following issues:

  • Droopy or low eyebrow position creating a tired, or haggard appearance
  • Deep horizontal creases across the forehead
  • Frown lines or furrows between the eyebrows or across the top of your nose
  • Excess skin or fatty tissue hanging over your eyes
  • Inability to apply makeup on the upper eyelid because the surface area has been concealed by drooping tissues
  • Tall or long forehead with a receding or high hairline
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Recovery & Healing

It is quite normal to experience some swelling and bruising immediately following a brow lift. Often the swelling and bruising can affect parts of your face that were not directly addressed, including your cheeks and eyes.

The swelling should start to subside a few days after the procedure and be completely gone about a week or two after your surgery.

For at least two days after the surgery patients are advised to keep their heads elevated and gently apply ice packs to help ease the bruising and swelling. After just a few short weeks following your brow lift surgery, patients will notice a significant decrease in swelling, bruising, or any other visible side effects and the results will be much more apparent, ultimately resulting a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.

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Meet Dr. Repta

A brow lift, when performed by Dr. Remus Repta, will be focused on achieving an elegant, refined outcome that leaves you looking younger, refreshed, and entirely natural. Dr. Repta, as a board-certified plastic surgeon trained under some of the most acclaimed facial plastic surgeons in the world, brings the most advanced surgical techniques to this delicate procedure. You can expect a surgeon who works with you as a partner, with open, honest communication, to create the transformation you envision. Imagine yourself looking years younger, healthy, and refreshed with a customized surgical treatment, performed with meticulous attention to detail.

Meet with Dr. Repta to discover a plastic surgeon who is known for his advanced techniques, precision approach, and for being among the best plastic surgeons practicing in the Scottsdale area and beyond.

Cost of a Brow Lift  

There are many different types of brow lift procedures. Simpler brow lifts that use an incision at the border of the eyebrow are the shortest procedures and the least expensive. These are mostly designed for men that have receding hairlines and deep brow creases, and the cost typically ranges between $6000-$10,000. Brow lifts with incisions further in the hairline are more complex procedures and typically cost between $15,000-$20,000.

How painful is a brow lift surgery?

Dr. Repta’s conservative techniques help to minimize discomfort after brow lift surgery. The procedure itself is performed under general anesthesia, so patients will not feel any pain. During recovery, mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness are common side effects in the treatment area for the first week or two, but these can be well-controlled with prescription pain medications provided by the doctor. Most clients find that the benefits gleaned from brow lift surgery outweigh the drawback of temporary discomfort during early recovery.

Can you move your eyebrows after a brow lift?

Temporary numbness is a common and normal side effect after a brow lift. Swelling typically subsides within 2 weeks, at which point the patient can expect to begin making everyday facial expressions again, including raising their eyebrows. Numbness will gradually wear off over the coming months. Most patients find it worthwhile to undergo a brow lift despite the side effects due to the remarkable anti-aging benefits that the treatment provides.

Do I need a brow lift or facelift?

Both a brow lift and a facelift provide optimal rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits. However, a brow lift addresses the upper third of the face, while a facelift addresses the lower portion of the face from the cheeks down. A facelift can help improve definition in the jawline, correct sagging in the cheeks and jowls, and smooth away wrinkles, creases, and folds. A brow lift can correct sagging eyebrows and furrows in the forehead, revitalizing an angry, sad, or disgruntled facial expression. The two treatments are often combined to deliver comprehensive improvement for the entire countenance. Another difference to consider is that recovery for a facelift will take slightly longer than for a brow lift.

Does a brow lift make your forehead bigger?

With certain surgical techniques, the hairline may be pushed back, making it appear as though the forehead is larger. If this is a concern, speak with the doctor about it during your private consultation. He can adjust his approach accordingly to deliver a personalized outcome that meets your anti-aging needs without compromising the size of your forehead.

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If you’re ready for a younger, more awake, more friendly-looking appearance, a brow lift is an excellent way to accomplish this. As a highly respected, board-certified plastic surgeon in the greater Phoenix area, Dr. Repta is the ideal choice for those who are interested in a brow lift. During your consultation, he will closely listen to your areas of concern and goals for the procedure. He will inform you of everything that the procedure and recovery entail so that you know what to expect. To get on your way to a fresher and more attractive appearance, we welcome you to reach out to us today to schedule your consultation!

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