Cosmetic Face Surgery

Temporal Brow Lift

Lift the brows - Open the eyes

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Surgical Goals:

  • Elevate the lateral brows to a more attractive location
  • Take the pressure off of the upper eyelids
  • Open up the appearance of the eyes

The temporal brow lift procedure had the dual purpose of elevating the eyebrows while taking off the pressure from the upper eyelids that causes the eyes to appear more closed off

The temporal brow lift is similar to the hairline forehead lift except that the procedure is directed more at the lateral brow.  The lateral brow falls more significantly than the central brow, probably because of loss of facial volume in the temples.  The temporal brow lift uses a zig-zag incision either in the hairline of the temple area or slightly above it to camouflage any scar even further if possible.


General information

Patients are given the choice to have the procedure in the office with local anesthesia and valium or at the surgery center for general anesthesia.  The procedure will take about 1-1.5 hours.  Patients will recover at home and return for a follow-up in a few days.  

  • Elevate the lateral brows to a more attractive location
  • Take the pressure off of the upper eyelids
  • Open up the appearance of the eyes
  • Bruising can be expected for 2-3 weeks
  • Final results should not be expected for 3-6 months
  • Most patients will return to work in 1-2 weeks with make-up
  • Sutures are removed in 10-14 days if they have not absorbed
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 2-4 weeks
  • Pain is negligible

As with any surgery, there are associated risks.  Only you can decide whether a earlobe repair can achieve your goals and whether the recovery and risk profile are acceptable to you.  Complications are rare but can include:

  • Local bleeding or prolonged bruising
  • Recurrence or under-correction 
  • Milia ( small cysts along the suture line )
  • Residual skin
  • Infection particularly from the absorbable sutures
  • Loss of sensation although rare
  • Widened or thickened scar
  • Asymmetry (unevenness between two sides)
  • Delayed wound healing with skin or tissue necrosis
  • Extra skin at the ends of the incisions
  • Under-correction
  • Over-correction

Unsatisfactory results that may require additional procedures.  Patients will generally be responsible for any associated facility fees. 

The cost of the temporal lift partially depend on the exact technique and whether the procedure is performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia.  See pricing card below.

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The forehead skin falls with time.  This is particularly true in the lateral brow area; the loss facial volume in the temples results in a deflation and descent of the the brow tissue in this area.  

If you place your palm over your brow and push down, you will see that lowering of the brow not only causes the upper eyelids to appear more full in addition to the appearance of more crows feet lines.  

Temporal brow elevation can open up the appearance of your eyes, reduce crows feet lines, and reduce the extra skin of the upper eyelids.

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Temporal Brow Lift (Lateral Brow Lift )

Starts at $4700

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