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

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Mini Facelift Case 250 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case: 1 of 26

Case #250

This 66 year old woman did not like her jowls, saggy neck, and crowded eyelids.  She underwent a minifacelift, minibrowlift, and upper blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck).  After surgery, her jawline is more well-defined, her neck is tighter, her brows are in a more youthful, attractive position, and her upper eyelids are more visible.  Post-operative... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Brow Lift Case 154 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #154

This 52 year old woman complained of her angry, aged look to her upper face, specifically around her eyes.  She underwent a mini-browlift, upper belpharoplasty (upper  eyelid tuck), and lower transconjunctival blepharoplsty (fat pad removal).  Afterwards, her brows have a more youthful, attractive arch and more upper eyelid skin... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 155 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #155

This 46-year-old woman illustrates just how powerful a comprehensive facial rejuvenation can be.  She presented to Dr. Wolfe with a desire to improve her brows, eyelids, face, and neck.  After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Wolfe performed a mini-browlift, upper and lower blepharoplasties, a Mini-facelift, and tightening of her neck muscles... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Brow Lift Case 708 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 grafting... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Brow Lift Case 251 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #251

This is a 43 year old woman who underwent a mini-browlift to assist in brightening her upper face. Prior to surgery, her upper eyelids were somewhat crowded and the posture of her eyebrows was fairly straight rather than slightly arched. She decided to undergo the mini-browlift procedure in order to freshen up her look by... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Eyelid Lift Case 252 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #252

This is a 48 year old woman who underwent a mini-browlift and upper blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) in order to "open up" her eyes.  Post-operative pictures are from 5 weeks after surgery.
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 342 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 (eyelid... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Brow Lift Case 636 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #636

Brow Lift SurgeryThis 46 year-old woman from the Denver area had heaviness of her upper lids (but minimal actual skin excess of the upper lids), and found herself often raising her brow. I advised her that this was due brow ptosis (or descent), and advised a subcutaneous browlift, via incisions at the hairline. The patient healed quickly... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Mini Facelift Case 82 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #82

This 57 year old Denver woman shown before and 1 month after a face lift (mini), temporal brow lift (forehead lift), and upper blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Eyelid Lift Case 257 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #257

This is a 49 year old man who complained that he looked more tired than he felt. He decided to undergo a brow lift to elevate his heavy brow off of the upper lids. He also chose to have an upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) to reduce the lax skin around his eyes. Post-operative pictures are from 2 weeks after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 148 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #148

This patient came to see Dr. Vath to discuss facial rejuvenation, including eyelid lift and face lift. The Colorado woman was dissatisfied with her aged, tired appearance and concerned about extensive facial wrinkling and sagging neck skin. During the consultation, Dr. Vath evaluated her condition and recommended a combination mini... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 118 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #118

This is a 56 year old woman who underwent a mini facelift and mini temporal brow lift. Post-operative pictures are from 3 weeks after surgery. Notice the increased visibility of her upper eyelids as a result of the brow lift and her tighter neck due to the facelift. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 334 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #334

This is a 63 year old woman who complained about the wrinkling on her face, the loose skin on her neck and around her jowls, and her low brows which crowded her upper eyelids and gave her an aged look. She also didn't like the puffiness under her eyes that she thought made her look tired. She underwent a mini facelift, mini browlift,... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Brow Lift Case 67 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #67

This is a 47 year old female who underwent a mini brow lift. Post-operative pictures are from 1.5 months after surgery.
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Eyelid Lift Case 66 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #66

This is a 45 year old woman who underwent a mini brow lift and upper lid blepharoplasty. Post-operative pictures are from 2 months after surgery. She also underwent a mini-facelift at the same time.
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 405 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #405

This is a 68 year old woman who wanted to be refreshed. She didn't like her tired look around her eyes and her loose neck and jowls. She felt younger than what she saw in the mirror. She underwent a minifacelift and a minibrowlift. Her pictures are from 5 months after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 136 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #136

These before and after images are of a 61 year old patient of Dr. Vath who decided to undergo a mini browlift and mini facelift in Denver. During her consultation, she complained about loose facial skin with wrinkles, lax neck skin and sagging jowls. She was also bothered by drooping skin under her outer eyebrow which is referred to as “lateral... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 243 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #243

This is a 55 year old woman who simply wanted to look as youthful in the mirror as she felt.  She underwent a minifacelift, minibrowlift, and upper blepharoplasty in order to tighten her neck, define her jawline, lessen her facial wrinkles, and "open up" her eyes.  Post-operative pictures are from 5 weeks after surgery. ... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 358 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #358

This is a 60 year old woman who wanted to improve her facial appearance and look younger. She did not like the loose neck skin and jowls on her lower face and was bothered by the her drooping outer eyebrows as well. She also complained about the lines around her mouth, her forehead wrinkles, and desired fuller lips. She underwent a minifacelift and... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 65 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 them... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 147 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #147

This is a 51 year old Denver woman who felt that she always looked angry.  She also felt that her lower face and neck had dropped making her look older than she felt.  In her before pictures, it is evident that her brows are slightly low and her upper eyelids are not visible.  She also had some jowling obscuring her jaw defenition,... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 459 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #459

This is a 59-year-old woman who felt that she looked tired and sad. She underwent a mini brow lift, mini facelift, lower blepharoplasty, tip rhinoplasty, and laser resurfacing treatment.  She is shown before and 2 months after her procedures with a brighter, more refreshed appearance. Read More
Surgeon: Andrew Wolfe
Mini Brow Lift Case 120 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 their eyes... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Facelift Case 116 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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 takes... Read More
Surgeon: Steven Vath
Mini Brow Lift Case 505 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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Case #505

\tThis 48 year-old woman was interested in upper facial rejuvenation.  In particular, she was bothered by the heaviness of her brow, creating and upper eyelid “hooding” effect, and the appearance of being either chronically tired or angry.  She also mentioned the circles under her eyes which were especially bad in the mornings,... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald
Neck Lift Case 826 Before & After View #1 | Golden, CO | The Center for Cosmetic Surgery
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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... Read More
Surgeon: Paul Steinwald

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

Is a Brow Lift Right for You?

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.

Mini Brow Lift

At The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Vath, Dr. Wolfe, and Dr. Steinwald most frequently perform the mini brow lift. 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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Combination Procedures

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.

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 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

Meet Our Surgeons

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

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 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.

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