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Lateral brow lift with Dr. Saman

A lateral brow lift can provide a significant improvement in the appearance of the upper face with minimal scarring and downtime. The incisions are small and hidden in the hairline, and most patients can return to work and other normal activities within a few days of the procedure!

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What is a lateral brow lift ?

A lateral eyebrow lift is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to lift and reposition the outer portion of the eyebrows to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. This procedure can help to eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin around the eyes, and can also create a more symmetrical and balanced look to the face.

What happens during a lateral brow lift procedure?

During a lateral brow lift or lateral brow elevation, small incisions are made in the hairline above the outer brow area. The surgeon then lifts and repositions the skin and tissue to smooth out wrinkles and create a more lifted and youthful appearance. This procedure can be performed using a variety of techniques, including open or endoscopic techniques, depending on the individual needs and goals of the patient. It can also be performed with a combination of procedures such as upper blepharoplasty or oth

During your first consultation with Dr. Saman, you can discuss his brow lift technique with him to know more about his preferred technique in your case.

What are the different types of Brow Lift surgeries?

There are several types of brow lift surgeries that are commonly performed to lift and reposition the eyebrows and forehead to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. 

The main types of brow lift surgeries include but are not limited to:

Endoscopic brow lift

Endoscopic Lift is a limited incision technique that  involves making small incisions in the hairline and using an endoscope (a small camera on a thin tube) to lift and reposition the brow muscles and tissues. The endoscopic brow lift is a minimally invasive procedure that results in smaller incisions and less scarring than traditional brow lifts. 

Open brow lift or Coronal lift

This technique involves making a long incision across the top of the head, from ear to ear. The surgeon then lifts and repositions the skin and tissue of the forehead skin and brow area to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. The coronal brow lift is typically reserved for patients with significant sagging or drooping of the brow and forehead region. This invasive surgery is usually chosen by people who want to achieve forehead rejuvenation. 

Temporal brow lift

Temporal lift is a technique that focuses on lifting the outer portion of the eyebrows and can be performed through small incisions in the temporal hairline. The temporal lift can create a more subtle and natural-looking result and is often combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as upper eyelid surgery.

Direct brow lift

This technique involves making an incision directly above the eyebrow and removing a small amount of skin to lift and reposition the brow. The direct brow lift is typically reserved for patients with very low or sagging brows and is less commonly performed than other types of brow lifts.

Limited incision brow lift

This surgical technique involves making several small incisions in the hairline and using sutures or other methods to lift and reposition the brows. The limited incision brow lift is a less invasive alternative to the traditional open brow lift, and can be used to address mild to moderate signs of aging in the forehead and brow area.

Is this surgery risky?

Like any surgical procedure, there are potential minimal risks and common complications associated with a lateral brow lift. These can include swelling, bruising, numbness, infection, and scarring. It is important to discuss these risks with your surgeon and carefully consider the potential benefits and drawbacks of the procedure before making a decision.

Rejuvenate your face with a lateral brow lift in New York

Why do people consider getting lateral brow lift?

Sign of ages

The most common reason why people want a lateral brow lift is when they are unhappy with signs of aging around the eyes and forehead.  As we age, the skin around the eyes can become thinner and less elastic, which can cause wrinkles, excess skin, and a drooping brow. This is what drives most people to look for solutions to address these signs of aging.

Asymmetry or unevenness in the eyebrows

In addition to addressing signs of aging, a lateral brow lift can also be used to correct brow asymmetry or unevenness in the eyebrows, or to create a more defined and sculpted brow shape. Some people may also choose to undergo a lateral brow lift as part of a larger cosmetic treatment plan, such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or skin resurfacing, to achieve more comprehensive and natural-looking results.

Lateral brow ptosis

Lateral brow ptosis refers to a drooping or sagging of the outer part of the lateral aspect of their eyebrows, which can create a tired, sad or aged appearance. It occurs when the tissues that support the eyebrow weaken or stretch, causing the eyebrow to fall below its normal position. There are several factors that can contribute to lateral brow ptosis, including aging, genetics, sun damage, and certain medical conditions such as thyroid disorders. Additionally, repeated use of certain facial muscles, such as frowning, can exacerbate lateral brow ptosis. People often refer to cosmetic plastic surgery to fix lateral brow ptosis. 

If you wish to know more about lateral brow lift surgery, contact us to book a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saman.

Who is a good candidate for lateral brow lift plastic surgery?

A good candidate for a lateral brow lift cosmetic surgery is typically someone who is in good general health and has realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. 

More specifically, prospective patients for a lateral brow lift may:
  1. Have sagging or drooping eyebrows that are causing wrinkles, lines, or a tired or angry appearance
  2. Have brow asymmetry or unevenness in the eyebrows that they would like to correct
  3. Have good skin elasticity and tone, which can help ensure a smooth and natural-looking result
  4. Be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking before and after the procedure to help minimize the risk of complications
  5. Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure and understand the potential risks, benefits, and limitations.

Dr. Saman is an experienced brow lift surgeon in NYC, contact us to book an appointment and discuss options of lateral brow lift procedures.

What to expect during the recovery period?

Eyebrow lift surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to lift and reposition the lateral portion of the eyebrows, creating a more youthful appearance. After the procedure, you can expect to experience some temporary side effects and recovery period. 

Here are some things you can expect during the recovery period following your lateral brow lift surgery:

Swelling and bruising

Following your plastic surgery you can expect to experience some swelling and bruising around your eyes and forehead. This is normal and usually subsides within a couple days after surgery, maybe weeks.


Depending on the type of surgery and the surgical incisions you had, you may experience some discomfort, such as tightness or soreness in the forehead area. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

Stitches removal

If non-dissolvable sutures are used, they will be removed within the first week after your surgical brow lift.

Limited activities

You may need to limit physical activities, such as bending, lifting, or vigorous exercise, for a few weeks after the surgery to avoid putting pressure on your forehead.

Temporary numbness

You may experience some temporary numbness or tingling around your forehead and scalp due to the repositioning of the nerves.

Follow-up appointments

Weeks after surgery you will need to attend follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your recovery and ensure that you are healing properly. The follow-up period is important if you want your surgeon to monitor your expected goal following your lateral lift and ensure no further complications could arise. 

Frequently asked questions about lateral brow lift

Recovery period of time following brow lift procedures can vary depending on the individual, the extent of the surgery, and the specific technique used. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within a week or two after the surgery, although it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise or activities that could put pressure on the forehead for several weeks after the surgery. The final results of a lateral brow lift may take several weeks or months to fully develop as the swelling subsides and the tissues and muscles settle into their new position. 

There are several factors that must be taken into account when choosing the right brow lift plastic surgery, but the most important thing is to know what bothers you about your eyebrows and forehead. Do you have sagging or drooping in the outer or middle part of your eyebrows? Do you have deep forehead wrinkles or lines? Identifying your specific concerns can help you and your surgeon select the most appropriate procedure.

Common combination with lateral eyebrow elevation are mix of invasive approach and non-invasive approach to brow lift treatment, which includes: 

Upper eyelid surgery

Also known as upper blepharoplasty, upper eyelid surgery involves removing excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance. This procedure can be combined with a lateral eyebrow lift to address both the upper eyelids and the outer part of the eyebrows, which are invasive techniques.


A facelift is a surgical procedure that addresses sagging skin and deep wrinkles in the lower face and neck. Combining a lateral eyebrow lift with a facelift can create a more balanced and harmonious overall facial rejuvenation.

Dermal fillers

Injectable dermal fillers can be used to add volume to the cheeks, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance the overall contour of the face. Combining lateral eyebrow lift surgery with dermal fillers can create a more youthful and balanced appearance.

Laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive procedure that uses a laser to remove damaged outer layers of skin and stimulate collagen production. Combining laser skin resurfacing with a lateral eyebrow lift can improve skin texture and tone while addressing sagging skin around the eyebrows.

Hair loss after a lateral brow lift is a rare complication, but it can occur in some cases. During a lateral brow lift, the surgeon makes incisions in the scalp and lifts the skin and tissues in the scalp area. This can potentially damage hair follicles, especially if the incisions are made too close to the hairline or if the patient has preexisting hair loss or a family medical history of hair loss.

If you have medical history related to hair loss, make sure to discuss it with Dr. Saman during your initial consultation for your lateral brow lift.