The signs of aging in the forehead and eyebrow region can cause problems such as a furrowed brow, frown lines and drooping, and sagging eyebrows which can create a tired, angry or sad expression that doesn’t represent your true mood. Manhattan plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth O. Rothaus, performs brow lift surgery to correct these common signs of aging. This surgery focuses on lifting the eyebrow by repositioning the forehead skin to improve the appearance of ptotic eyebrows. This creates an instant improvement for patients giving them a fresher, younger, more “awakened” look. Dr. Rothaus is an experienced brow lift surgeon and offers numerous techniques depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals and skin condition.

Best Candidates

The most fitting candidates for brow lift surgery include individuals who have:


  • Brows that produce a “tired” looking appearance or give appearance of “frowning”
  • Eyelids that sag due to a droopy brow
  • Wrinkles along the brow
  • Good health overall and are non-smokers

What To Expect

We will give an overall evaluation to determine if the patient can benefit from brow lift surgery or if a procedure like an eyelift is a better fit. Several possible techniques can be used during a brow lift. Some common approaches at Rothaus Plastic Surgery include a short temporal incision on each side of the scalp (limited incision blepharoplasty), an endoscopic brow lift with several small incisions inside the hairline on the top of the scalp, or a coronal incision, which is a slightly more invasive approach utilizing an incision that runs from ear to ear several centimeters behind the hairline. Some patients whose concern is limited to the shape and position of the eyebrows can be corrected with a TRANSCUTANEOUS EYEBROW SHAPING procedure. The TCES procedure can be performed under a local anesthesia, results in an immediate improvement in the shape and position of the eyebrows and creates a well-hidden surgical incision. It is performed under a local anesthesia, takes under 1 hour, has little to no recovery, and does not interfere with normal activities. For patients with thinning eyebrows as well this can be followed up with a hair transplant for the eyebrows.

Brow Lift Recovery

The amount of bruising after brow lift surgery differs for each procedure. There is almost no bruising, swelling or recovery with the TransCutaneous Eyebrow Shaping. A patient undergoing a full coronal brow lift can except at least 1-2 weeks of swelling. The patients undergoing the limited incision temporal brow lift or the endoscopic brow lift can expect a period of swelling and recovery in between the first two mentioned.

Look More Awake Today!

Many patients feel that they look more alert, awake and have a softer appearance after brow lift surgery. In some cases, this surgery can completely change how a patient looks. If your sagging brows make you look tired and angry, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our plastic surgery office today. Call us to learn more and if you are a candidate for the many brow lifts we offer at Rothaus Plastic Surgery!

Plan Your Procedure

Recovery Time: 10-14 Days
Average Procedure Time: 60-90 Minutes
Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient