Forehead and Brow Lift Newport Beach
Forehead and Brow Lift Newport Beach
Forehead and Brow Lift Newport Beach
Forehead and Brow Lift Newport Beach
Forehead and Brow Lift Newport Beach
Forehead and Brow Lift Newport Beach

Eyebrows have rapidly become the women’s beauty obsession in recent years, thanks to the exquisitely groomed, bushy brows of stars Cara Delevingne, Emilia Clarke, and Lily Collins. You’ll even find countless makeup tutorials on YouTube teaching you how to get #browsonfleek all the time.

But fabulous eyebrows would all be for naught if they’re not positioned right where they’re supposed to be.

Ideally, your eyebrows should be positioned about ½ inch above the supraorbital rim — the bony ridge that forms the roof of your eye socket. Furthermore, the brow arch should be around two-thirds from the central part of your face or above your pupil.

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But as you age, your eyebrows tend to sag and end up in a lower position on your forehead. This causes wrinkles in your upper eyelids, giving them a hooded, drooping appearance. You might even find it annoying to put eye makeup on your lids because your drooping brows keep getting in the way.

You’ll also notice the lines and wrinkles on your forehead become more pronounced, including those little vertical furrows between your brows known as glabellar lines.

But thanks to the forehead lift, you can reposition your brows and eliminate those wrinkles and deep grooves in your forehead, taking years off of your face.

Learn more about how the expertise of Dr. Siamak Agha of The Aesthetic Centers can transform you from being alwa grumpy to pleasant and happy with Forehead Lift or Brow Lift in Orange County

What is a Forehead or Brow Lift?

Also known as forehead lift surgery, the brow lift does two things:

  • It makes you look a lot younger by removing the lines, wrinkles, and deep grooves on your forehead.
  • It helps your face express your emotions better by raising and repositioning your drooping eyebrows.

Aging makes the skin and soft tissues on your face lose elasticity, causing your brows to move down. It can also narrow the distance between your brows and eyelashes, making you look like you’re always frowning and scowling even when you’re not.

If such cases sound like your everyday reality, a Newport Beach brow lift just might be the solution you’re looking for. By raising the soft tissues and the skin on your forehead and brows, you can enjoy a more refreshed and pleasing appearance.

Forehead lift is a pretty popular anti-aging procedure, too. According to the 2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the forehead lift is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for patients aged 55 and above. In fact, 55% of all brow lift patients in the US are in that age bracket.

A forehead or brow lift is often performed on an outpatient basis at an ambulatory surgical care facility.

Do You Need a Forehead Lift?

Thinking of getting a brow lift? Here are some questions to ask yourself first:

  • Do you have droopy or uneven brows?
  • Do people always tell you that you look tired, sad, or angry?
  • Are there horizontal lines across your forehead?
  • Do your upper eyelids feel heavy due to your sagging brows?
A YES answer to any of these questions signals the need for a brow lift.

… But Can You Get a Forehead Lift?

Now that you’ve established that you need a forehead or brow lift, you also have to check the following factors to know if your current state of health makes a brow lift a good option for you.

You need to be healthy and without any severe pre-existing condition to get an elective surgery like a brow lift. Otherwise, it might make your operation too risky.

Discuss with your plastic surgeon the reasons why you want to get a brow lift and what kind of results you’re hoping to achieve. You should also be aware of both the benefits and risks of the procedure.

Dr. Agha and his staff are meticulous, attentive, thoughtful, and informative. They provide you with all the tools and information that will take you from A-Z, of what to expect and what to look out for.
Jayme K.

What are the Different Forehead Lift Techniques?

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Depending on your specific situation, you may undergo a traditional, endoscopic, or hairline forehead lift.

Let’s explore these techniques in detail:

Traditional Forehead Lift

The classic or traditional forehead lift is extremely effective in smoothing out forehead wrinkles and repositioning the brow at a higher position.

In this technique, a coronal incision is made from ear to ear, across the scalp in the hair-bearing area and extending all the way to the bone.

Your plastic surgeon gently separates the scalp and forehead soft tissues from the bone, all the way as far as the brows. The muscles anchoring the brow centrally may be weakened.

Your surgeon then lifts the skin to smooth out forehead wrinkles and raise the eyebrows to its new position. The forehead skin is then anchored at a higher position with sutures or plates. Any excess tissue is removed before closing the incision in multiple layers.

But one thing you need to take note of is that the traditional forehead lift comes with a long ear-to-ear incision across the middle of the scalp. Your hairline will be pulled back on the scalp, elongating your forehead.

Thus, the traditional forehead lift is not recommended for people who have long foreheads or thinning hair to begin with. Instead, it is best for patients who have a thick set of hair and short foreheads with deep forehead lines.

Endoscopic Forehead Lift

Instead of one long incision, the endoscopic forehead lift uses several small incisions along the scalp and just behind the hairline, making it a minimally invasive procedure.

An endoscope or lighted camera is inserted into these incisions, allowing your plastic surgeon to visualize the tissues on a screen.

He then lifts the forehead skin as far as the brows like the traditional forehead lift. Afterward, your surgeon repositions your brows higher with sutures or plates and removes the excess skin that causes lines and wrinkles on your forehead.

Compared to the traditional forehead lift, the endoscopic forehead lift is less invasive, thus requiring a shorter recovery time. However, the amount of skin that can be removed by an endoscopic forehead lift is much less than that of the traditional forehead lift, making the procedure less effective for those who have deep forehead lines.

Temporal Brow Lift

The temporal brow lift is probably the happy medium of the 2 procedures. It uses two-inch long incisions located discreetly on each side of your forehead, behind your hairline.

Through the incisions, the forehead soft tissue is separated from the bone as far as the brows on each side. Your plastic surgeon then lifts the brows to a higher position and removes excess forehead tissue before closing the short incisions.

Unlike the traditional forehead lift, the temporal brow lift does not move the hairline, so it does not elongate the forehead. It does an excellent job of repositioning drooping brows, although it does not treat forehead lines as effectively as a traditional forehead lift.

The temporal brow lift is not recommended for people with thin hair or a high, receding hairline since the scars may be visible.

How Does Dr. Agha Do a Forehead Lift?

Dr. Agha performs a forehead lift depending on the patient’s goals and anatomical features.

During the consultation, he will evaluate your entire forehead region and the muscles underneath, as well as your upper eyelids. He might ask you to make a series of facial expressions so that he knows exactly what you need.

Most of the time, he combines a forehead/brow lift with a facelift for better results. It can also be paired up with eyelid surgery if you have significant skin overhang on your upper eyelids.


Dr. Agha will give you specific instructions on what to do weeks before the surgery to ensure the safety of your brow lift. You also have to buy a few supplies so that your recovery would be as smooth as possible.


Depending on the procedure, you may have local or general anesthesia.


For those patients who have deep forehead lines and low brows, Dr. Agha offers a coronal forehead lift. This procedure requires a coronal incision, which is one continuous cut at the level of the ears.

Younger patients who only want to raise the position of the brows and lift the brow tail might only need small incisions at the temples to achieve their desired look with a temporal brow lift. These incisions usually get hidden by the hair on the scalp.

Removing Lines and Repositioning Brows

After releasing the forehead and brow from the skull bone, Dr. Agha then raises the soft tissue and skin of your forehead and brows into their new positions.

He may use a plate or deep sutures to keep the tissues in place during the healing process.

Dr. Agha will then remove any excess skin and sew the scalp together to close the incisions.


Dr. Agha usually seals your incisions with dissolvable sutures.

Expect your incisions to be covered with light dressing right after surgery. You can remove these bandages in a couple of days.

A typical forehead lift surgery may take about two to three hours.

How Do You Recover from a Forehead Lift?

Recovery varies from patient to patient, but it’s usually quick with minimal downtime for a brow or forehead lift.

During the surgery, Dr. Agha might place a small tube along the incision site to drain any accumulated blood or fluid.

Expect some level of discomfort and itching during the first few days, but each day will be better than the previous one. Dr. Agha will give you oral medications to manage the pain.

You’ll also have bruising and swelling that might last from 7-10 days. You might even observe swelling and bruising on areas of your face that weren’t operated on, like your eyes and cheeks, as your blood pools in those areas.

To minimize these, keep your head elevated with pillows for the first 3-4 days post-op while sleeping on your back. Apply ice packs to your operative site.

Here’s an estimated timeline of when you can return to your normal activities barring any complications:

5-7 daysShowering allowed
Follow-up consultation with Dr. Agha
Up to 5 days post-brow liftBruising and swelling at their peak
2 weeks2 weeks
Resume daily normal activities
Return to work
4 weeksLight exercises allowed
6 weeksNormal exercises and strenuous activities allowed

Make sure that you use gentle shampoo when washing your hair to avoid irritation on your incision site. You may use baby shampoo while your incisions are healing.

Scars fade after a few months, though they won’t be obvious in the first place because they’re behind the hairline.

What Results Can You Expect from a Forehead Lift?

After getting a forehead lift, you can expect:

  • Your eyebrows to be properly positioned on your forehead
  • A smoother and less tensed forehead
  • Minimal fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead
  • A more youthful, refreshed, and approachable look
  • Well-hidden and minimal scars
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking results

How Much Does a Newport Beach Forehead Lift Cost?

The ASPS estimates the average cost of a brow lift to be at $3,623, although it can go as high as $15,000 based on customer reviews on RealSelf.

That’s because there are other fees that need to be factored into the total cost, such as anesthesia fees, surgical facility costs, medical tests, post-surgery garments, medications, and surgeon’s fee.

Take note that the technique used will affect the cost of treatment. If you decide to get additional treatments, like a facelift or eyelid lift, your total cost will also go up.

Similarly, more experienced surgeons tend to charge higher rates.

Because a forehead lift is considered an elective procedure, it is not covered by your insurance. But Dr. Agha provides various financing options to help you manage the cost of surgery.

Get Your Forehead Lift Done in Newport Beach, Orange County

A Newport Beach forehead lift may not give you the uber expressive eyebrows of Emilia Clarke, but it can freshen your face and make you look younger and more pleasant. People will no longer mistake you for being sulky and grumpy all the time!

But you can’t just let any plastic surgeon operate on you. You need to find a reputable, skilled, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Agha to ensure the best results for your brow lift.