Mini Brow Lift

  • .5-1 Hour Surgery
  • Back to Work: 1-2 Weeks

If your eyes are giving you a tired or sad look all the time, the descent of your brow may be the main culprit. To see how much a drooping forehead can contribute to an aged look, lift the edges of your forehead with your fingertips just enough to raise the outer portion of your eyebrows to a more youthful position. You’re likely to see your eyes open up again, with more of your eyelid suddenly visible. The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Center for Cosmetic Surgery offer brow lift surgery to help patients from the Denver metro area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and beyond restore a rested, overall brighter appearance. This procedure can have quite a positive impact on your appearance and it normally has a brief impact on daily routines.

Mini Brow Lift
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Before & After Neck Lift Case 826 View #1 View in Golden, CO
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Case #826

58 year-old female who was concerned about her lower face/jowl areas, as well as her aging neck. She also expressed interest in having an arch returned to her brow area, and improvement of "hooding" of her upper lateral eye areas.  She indeed underwent a mini-facelift/neck lift (with limited incisions around the ears only), as well as a... Read More
Surgeon: Paul M. Steinwald, M.D.
Before & After Mini Facelift Case 65 View #1 View in Golden, CO
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Case #65

Most of us consider ourselves very fortunate to live here in Colorado, with the natural beauty of our state to enjoy and dozens of outdoor activities to engage in. But we pay a price when it comes to the impact of our climate on our skin. Even younger people’s skin can show the effects of dry, cold air and bright sunlight, making... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Eyelid Lift Case 11500 brow eyes front View in Golden, CO
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Case #11500

This is a 55 year old woman who felt that her eyes made her look old and tired. She also disliked her loose neck skin and jowls. She consulted with Dr. Steven Vath and decided to undergo a mini-browlift to reduce the hooding over her eyes and a blepharoplasty (eyelid trim) to lessen the redundancy of skin on her eyelids. She also decided to h... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Mini Facelift Case 116 View #1 View in Golden, CO
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Case #116

These before and after images show a 57 year old woman from Denver, Colorado, who chose a mini facelift, mini brow lift and upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty with Dr. Vath.Typical of many of our patients, she is an active woman with a busy life here in Colorado. She enjoys tennis, long walks and hanging out with her friends and family. She... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Mini Brow Lift Case 120 View #1 View in Golden, CO
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Case #120

In Denver, the appeal of mini brow lift surgery is increasing as more men and women realize the procedure’s power to rejuvenate their look. Not only that, the surgery is straightforward and causes minimal pain and recovery time. Many active, attractive adults eventually experience a great deal of frustration with the look of thei... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Mini Facelift Case 11449 Front View in Golden, CO
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Case #11449

This is a 67 year old woman who wanted to freshen up her facial appearance. She complained that she looked older and more tired than she felt. She consulted with Dr. Steven Vath regarding surgical options to improve her look. She underwent a mini-facelift to tighten her neck and jawline and to reduce wrinkling on her lower face. She also had... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Mini Facelift Case 342 View #1 View in Golden, CO
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Case #342

This is a 61 year old woman who complained about some signs of aging on her face. Specifically, she felt that she had some loose neck skin and jowls, as well as crowding of the upper eyelids. She chose to undergo a mini facelift in order to tighten her neck and jawline.  She also chose to have a mini browlift and upper blepharoplasty (ey... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Mini Brow Lift Case 708 View #1 View in Golden, CO
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Case #708

This is a 55 year old woman who wanted to refresh her appearance. She felt that her eyes appeared less bright with age and that her lower face and neck had become loose. She had also lost volume in her cheeks with hollows that worsened her overall appearance. She decided to undergo a minifacelift, minibrowlift, upper blepahroplasty and fat gr... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Is a Brow Lift Right for Me?

Brow lift surgery raises and reshapes the eyebrow and skin of the upper eyelid and reduces hooding at the outer corner of the eye. Two common types of brow lift are the endoscopic brow lift and the mini brow lift.

What Is a Mini Brow Lift?

At The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, our plastic surgeons most frequently perform the mini brow lift technique. During this procedure, 2 incisions are placed along the hairline above the outer portion of the eyebrow. Next, the surgeon lifts the skin up off of the forehead muscles, elevates it in a superior and lateral position, and the excess skin is removed. There is a direct elevation of the eyebrow and surrounding soft tissue. Advantages of this technique include:

  • Predictable and straightforward to perform
  • Does not distort the hairline
  • Does not create large scars at the top of the scalp
  • Raises the eyebrows and opens up the eyes without creating a “surprised” or artificial look
  • Rarely causes numbness of the scalp
  • Does not elongate the forehead because the hairline is left undisturbed
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Can I Combine My Brow Lift With Another Procedure?

Our plastic surgeons offer a full complement of facial plastic surgery procedures. Working together with their brow lift patients, they design individual or combination surgeries to deliver maximum rejuvenation, incorporating:

No matter what procedure or combination you choose, discomfort after surgery is typically just mild to moderate. In a day or two, your bandages will be removed, and bruising and swelling will be mostly gone within 1 to 2 weeks. You’ll be enjoying your new look sooner than you think.

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Facts & Fiction About Mini Brow Lift

Eyebrow shape is more important than position and a youthful brow is not necessarily a high brow.

Favorable brow aesthetics depend on a number of variables, with ethnicity, gender, and overall facial shape being among the most important. An eyebrow that looks ideal on one person may be quite out of place on another. There are several general guidelines to consider, including:

  • The medial portion of the eyebrow should be at or below the orbital rim
  • The tail of the brow should be higher than the medial brow
  • The peak of the brow should sit 2/3 of the way out along the eyebrow

When these ideals are met, the eyebrow usually looks good, even if the position is a bit low. Indeed, a quick look at the cover photos of any fashion magazine will illustrate this point. Most cover girls have relatively low, lush, well-shaped eyebrows, and this should be our surgical goal. Over-elevated eyebrows, either from surgery or BOTOX/Dysport, are an “across-the-room” giveaway that someone has had too much work.

Brow lifts are not a substitute for eyelid surgery and vice-versa.

Many factors contribute to aging of the brow and upper eyelid: soft tissue relaxation, loss of subcutaneous fat, enlargement of the bony orbit, and a decrease in the elasticity of the skin. In some cases, the position of the shape and the brow are significantly compromised yet the eyelid remains well preserved. These patients require a brow lift only. Conversely, the brow may be fine, with the lid being more responsible for the visual appearance of aging. An eyelid lift may be completely corrective for these patients. Finally, the entire area may benefit from a combination of brow lift and upper eyelid lift.

Brow lifts do not remove all the wrinkles from the forehead.

Brow lifts raise and reshape the brow and lateral eyelid. They typically do not affect the underlying musculature, and so do not remove all of the wrinkles in the forehead. In cases where wrinkles and creases are due to muscle activity, a wrinkle relaxer like BOTOX or Dysport can work wonders to smooth out the area of concern. Alternatively, if the wrinkles are fixed and due to a loss of skin quality and elasticity, some sort of resurfacing or collagen induction with a laser, chemical peel, or microneedling may be needed.

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How to Choose a Brow Lift Surgeon

For optimal safety and results, it’s important to choose your surgeon carefully. A few important suggestions:

  • Review many impressive before-and-after photos
  • Find a surgeon who specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery
  • Seek a surgeon who upholds the proper credentials
  • Make sure the surgeon uses only an accredited, state-of-the-art surgical facility
  • Decide, if upon meeting the surgeon, you make a connection
Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Steinwald, Dr. Baker

Meet Our Surgeons

Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Steven Vath, Dr. Andrew Wolfe, Dr. Paul Steinwald and Dr. Matthew Baker lead our patient-centered practice with warmth, honesty, and respect. Their combined expertise and credentials have placed us among Colorado's premier aesthetic centers.

Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Steinwald, Dr. Baker

Identifying Good Mini Brow Lift Results

  • The eyebrow should have a natural arch with the peak placed at the lateral third of the brow.
  • An over-elevated appearance is to be avoided—a brow that is a bit low is preferable to one that is too high.

To learn more about brow lift surgery and other facial plastic surgery options, request your consultation using our online form or simply call (303) 278-2600. The Center for Cosmetic Surgery has two plastic surgery offices conveniently located in the Denver metropolitan area. One is located just outside of Denver in lovely Golden, Colorado, immediately off 6th Avenue West and the other is located downtown in Cherry Creek, Denver.