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Brow Lift

What is a Brow Lift?

Brow lift surgery, performed by Dr. Kristopher M. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, WA, is a cosmetic procedure designed to raise the eyebrows and smooth forehead wrinkles, creating a more youthful and alert appearance. Dr. Day offers various brow lift techniques tailored to each patient’s specific needs and aesthetic goals:

  • Endoscopic Brow Lift: This minimally invasive technique involves small incisions within the hairline, using an endoscope to guide the surgery, offering the benefits of minimal scarring and a quicker recovery.

  • Coronal Brow Lift: For a more traditional approach, Dr. Day may perform a coronal brow lift, where an incision is made across the top of the head, hidden within the hair, allowing for a significant lift and repositioning of the forehead skin.

  • Hairline Brow Lift: Ideal for individuals with a high forehead, this technique involves an incision between the top of the forehead and the hairline, preventing further elevation of the hairline while lifting the brows.

  • Temporal or Lateral Brow Lift: Targeting the outer eyebrows, this approach involves incisions above the temples and is less extensive than a full brow lift, suitable for addressing specific areas of concern.

Dr. Day’s expertise in brow lift surgery ensures that each procedure is customized to achieve natural-looking rejuvenation, aligning with the patient’s unique facial structure and aesthetic desires. A consultation with Dr. Day is essential to discuss the most appropriate technique for your individual needs and to ensure optimal outcomes.

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Good Candidates for a Brow Lift

Ideal candidates for a brow lift, especially when considering the expertise of Dr. Kristopher M. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, typically include individuals who:

  1. Experience Forehead Wrinkles and Sagging Brows: Those with noticeable lines on their forehead or sagging eyebrows that contribute to a tired, aged, or sad appearance are often good candidates for a brow lift.

  2. Seek a More Youthful Upper Face Appearance: Individuals looking to rejuvenate the upper portion of their face for a more alert and youthful look can benefit from the procedure.

  3. Have Realistic Expectations: It’s important for candidates to have a clear understanding of what a brow lift can achieve and to have realistic expectations regarding the outcomes.

  4. Are in Good Overall Health: Ideal candidates should be free from any major health issues that could impair healing or increase surgical risks.

  5. Non-smokers or Willing to Quit: Smoking can significantly hinder the healing process, so candidates should ideally be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking prior to surgery and throughout the recovery period.

  6. Understand the Commitment: Candidates should be ready to commit to the pre-surgical and post-surgical instructions provided by Dr. Day, including the recovery and follow-up care.

Consulting with Dr. Day is crucial for anyone considering a brow lift, as he provides a thorough assessment to determine if the procedure aligns with the individual’s goals and health status, ensuring the best possible outcomes.


Preparing For a Brow Lift

To prepare for a brow lift with Dr. Kristopher M. Day:

  1. Consult with Dr. Day to discuss your goals and any health concerns.
  2. Complete any medical evaluations recommended by Dr. Day.
  3. Adjust your medications as advised, especially those affecting bleeding.
  4. Quit smoking to enhance healing.
  5. Arrange for a ride home post-surgery and assistance for the initial recovery days.
  6. Set up a comfortable recovery space at home.
  7. Follow Dr. Day’s pre-operative instructions, including fasting and medication guidelines.
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What to Expect During
a Brow Lift

During a brow lift procedure with Dr. Kristopher M. Day:

  1. Anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort throughout the surgery. The choice between local or general anesthesia depends on the specific technique used and individual patient factors.

  2. Incisions are made according to the chosen brow lift technique. These may be placed within the hairline or, in some cases, directly above the brow or in the forehead creases to minimize visibility.

  3. Tissue and muscle adjustments are made through the incisions. Dr. Day may remove or alter parts of the muscles responsible for frown lines, and excess skin is trimmed to elevate the brows and smooth the forehead.

  4. The incisions are then closed with sutures or skin adhesives, completing the procedure.

The entire process is meticulously planned and executed by Dr. Day to achieve a lifted, more youthful brow position with considerations for minimal scarring and natural-looking results.

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Recovering From a Brow Lift

Recovery from a brow lift begins immediately after the surgery, with patients typically experiencing some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the forehead and eye areas. Dr. Day may apply bandages and, in some cases, use drains to remove excess fluids from the surgical site. Pain during this initial phase can usually be managed with medications prescribed by Dr. Day, ensuring patient comfort.


In the weeks following the procedure, patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting to prevent strain on the healing tissues. Dr. Day will provide specific instructions on when it’s safe to gradually resume various activities. Swelling and bruising are normal parts of the recovery process and will diminish over time. Keeping the head elevated, even while sleeping, can aid in reducing swelling more effectively.


Follow-up visits with Dr. Day are crucial for monitoring the healing process, removing sutures if needed, and addressing any patient concerns. While changes in brow position can be noticed relatively soon after the procedure, the final results of the brow lift will become more evident as the swelling subsides over the months following the surgery.


Adhering closely to Dr. Day’s post-operative care instructions and attending all scheduled follow-up appointments are key steps to ensuring a smooth recovery and achieving the best possible outcomes from the brow lift procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Brow Lift Surgery

A brow lift can make you look significantly younger by correcting the positioning of your eyebrows, lifting and tightening the skin, and eliminating brow furrows and forehead lines. You can expect your entire face to look refreshed, youthful, and more lifted.

Yes. There are important side effects, and potential risks patients should be aware of. These risks include swelling, brushing, scarring, nerve damage, hair loss, infection, bleeding, brow asymmetry, and poor reaction to anesthesia. Dr. Kris Day will give you a full rundown of all the possible risks and complications before your brow lift surgery.

The results of a surgical brow lift typically last anywhere from 10-15 years. However, this timeline will depend on how well you maintain the results regarding sun protection, your skincare routine, how you manage stress and other non-invasive cosmetic procedures you undergo.

A brow lift is typically a procedure accompanied by little pain. While you might feel some mild to moderate facial discomfort, swelling, and bruising, patients can quickly remedy this with ice and pain medication.

A brow lift removes excess and sagging tissue from on or near the scalp, which helps elevate the eyebrows on the forehead. An upper eyelid lift removes similarly excess and sagging tissue from the upper eyelid, which makes the eyelids appear more youthful but does not raise the eyebrows. Both of these procedures can make the upper third of the face appear more youthful and may be used in combination or selectively for individual patients’ needs.