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

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Before & After Mini Brow Lift Case 11458 Close View in Denver & Golden, CO
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Case #11458

This is a 61 year old woman who felt that her eyes made her look older and tired. She consulted with Dr. Vath who recommended a mini-browlift to reduce the hood over her outer eyes and a blepharoplasty (eyelid trim) to remove the redundancy crowding her upper lids. Post-operative pictures are from 6 weeks after surgery. Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Mini Facelift Case 155 View #1 View in Denver & Golden, CO
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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 mus... Read More
Surgeon: Andrew J. Wolfe, M.D.
Before & After Mini Facelift Case 11449 Front View in Denver & 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 334 View #1 View in Denver & Golden, CO
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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 brow... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Mini Facelift Case 342 View #1 View in Denver & 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 251 View #1 View in Denver & Golden, CO
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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&nbs... Read More
Surgeon: Steven D. Vath, M.D.
Before & After Eyelid Lift Case 11500 brow eyes front View in Denver & 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 Eyelid Lift Case 11486 brow eyes front View in Denver & Golden, CO
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Case #11486

This is a 56 year old woman who underwent a mini-browlift, upper blepharoplasty (eyelid trim) and mini-facelift by Dr. Steven Vath. The browlift and eyelid surgery opened up her eyes making them appear more attractive and youthful. The mini-facelift reduced her jowls and tightened her neck. Post-operative pictures are from 6 weeks... 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, 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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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

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 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.

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