Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Edward J. Gross offers different brow lift options for his suburban Orlando patients from Daytona Beach, Tampa, and Melbourne who are interested in restoring a youthful appearance to their upper faces. He uses a tailored approach to correct the sagging skin around the brows and create a younger and more alert appearance. Request a consultation today, or call our office at
Case# 429. Browlift and Upper Eyelids. This elderly Orlando gentleman was bothered by excess skin above his eyes that was interfering with his vision. Dr. Gross performed a Direct Browlift and Upper Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) to remove dermatochalasis (eyelid droop) and help his vision. Incisions are hidden in the natural forehead... Read More
Case# 75. Forehead lift and brow lift in Orlando. This gentleman was bothered by drooping of his eyebrows, sagging of his upper eyelids and a tired appearance. Dr. Gross performed an endoscopic forehead lift, brow lift, to lift his eyebrows and improve his vision. He is very happy. Botox was also used after the procedure to soften wrink... Read More
Case# 100. Eyelid lift & Brow Lift | Orlando, FL. This is a common finding of eyebrow sagging seen in her Before picture. After a Brow lift procedure with Dr. Gross, her brow is now elevated and eyes look younger. 'A natural look is key', says Dr. Gross Read More
This Heathrow area woman was bothered by heaviness of the upper eyelids and hooding. After consultation in our Lake Mary office, Dr. Gross helped her with a upper eyelid blepharoplasty and transbleph brow lift (with Endotines). Her results are very natural and an IP... Read More
Case# 29. Age 67. Brow Lift and Upper Blepharoplasty. This Orlando man was bothered by sagging upper eyelid area and heavy eyebrows. Dr. Gross helped him with Direct Brow Lift and Upper Blepharoplasty. The incisions for this type of browlift are hidden in the natural creases of the forehead or just above the eyebrows, for a natural look.... Read More
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Proven Techniques, Outstanding Results
Dr. Gross’ brow lift procedures can improve your facial appearance by:
Raising the eyebrows to a more youthful position
Minimizing the creases that develop across the forehead
Repositioning or removing drooping brow skin that is hanging over the upper eyelids
Correcting eyebrow asymmetry
Correcting “frown lines,” or vertical creases between the brows
Edward J. Gross, M.D.
Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
With 24 years in practice, Dr. Gross’ quality of care and results have earned the confidence and referrals of doctors throughout the region. His emphasis on patient education helps the men and women he treats feel comfortable and supported during their treatment.
The best candidates for any type of brow lift must have a BMI below 30. Dr. Gross will help you understand which of the following options is best suited to you:
Traditional Brow Lift
A traditional brow lift offers a more thorough rejuvenation than other techniques and is usually recommended for men and women in their 50s or older who have more advanced signs of aging and drooping brows.
During surgery, Dr. Gross removes excess skin that has been drooping and tightens the facial muscles and tissue beneath the skin, leaving behind a smoother forehead and a more rested appearance of the brow.
Direct Brow Lift
A direct brow lift procedure is done more commonly for men, although it can also benefit women with heavy, drooping brows. Dr. Gross makes an incision above the eyebrow on the forehead to tighten the muscle. Because of this location just above the brow line, any scar heals very nicely and is camouflaged by the natural contours of the face.
Transbleph Brow Lift
A transbleph brow lift involves using absorbable mini-plates called Endotines® which holds tissue/muscle in place through a single upper eyelid incision. This brow lift technique can reduce the frown lines between the eyebrows.
Because this technique lifts the lateral eyebrows, Dr. Gross often performs it in conjunction with upper eyelid surgery for a comprehensive overhaul. He also uses computer imaging before any procedures to show patients how they might look afterward.
Temporal Brow Lift
In some cases, a temporal brow lift offers patients a soft lateral lift by making a limited incision just behind the natural hairline in the area of the temple, so then the outer part of the eyebrows can be elevated. This technique is mainly intended for people with slight droopiness specifically on the outer aspects of their eyebrows but without a general overall lower position of their eyebrows.
Some patients may be better candidates for other brow and forehead rejuvenation procedures, such as the endoscopic forehead lift.
“The new youthful brow position is usually maintained for 10 years, letting you enjoy your new look.”
– Dr. Gross
See Your Results Before Surgery
Our practice is among the few that use computer imaging to show potential results. With the help of this technology, Dr. Gross can reliably tailor a surgical treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.
At Dr. Gross’ practice, the cost for a brow lift varies per patient depending on the technique and whether it is combined with other procedures, as well as a number of other factors. In general, depending on the type of brow lift technique, the cost ranges from $4,750 to 7,500 (NOT including anesthesia or facility fees). Dr. Gross is proud to offer financing through CareCredit® for qualified patients.
Dr. Gross often combines brow lifts with other procedures to create more comprehensive results for people with other facial concerns. A few commonly included procedures include:
Brow lifts are performed as outpatient procedures lasting about 1.5 hours with general anesthesia in our AAAASF-approved surgical center. Each person’s recovery is unique; however, the following timeline provides a basic guideline of what to expect.
Days 1 to 6
You will return home on the same day of your surgery. You will likely experience some swelling, bruising, and fatigue. We will prescribe you pain medication to manage any soreness.
Days 7 to 10
Most brow lift patients can go back to work 7 to 10 days after surgery. You may need to wait a bit longer if your job is physically strenuous.
Bruising should subside after about 2 weeks. You may still have some residual swelling for a few more weeks.
Weeks 4 to 6
You can begin to resume more intense exercise.
You will need to limit exposure to the sun for several months after your surgery. Over this time, any remaining swelling will subside, and your incisions will begin to fade.
Some common side effects include temporary swelling, numbness, headache, and bruising. The traditional method also includes the possibility of scalp itching and hair loss.
Brow Lift FAQ
What are the benefits of brow lift surgery?
This procedure, done via incisions hidden above the eyebrows, can elevate more of the lateral brow than the endoscopic method. Dr. Gross uses this method for patients with heavy brows and mostly for men.
What does a brow lift do?
This procedure lifts drooping eyebrows, removes hooding over eyes, and tightens and lifts the sagging eyebrows. It opens the upper eyelid area for better vision, as well.
What type of anesthesia do you use for a brow lift?
We require general anesthesia for this procedure.
Is a brow lift an outpatient procedure?
Yes, this is an outpatient procedure at Primera Surgery Center.
What are the risks of brow lift surgery?
Injury to facial nerves, muscle weakness, an asymmetrical look, infection, broad or excessive scarring, eyebrow asymmetry.
How long will brow lift results last?
“The new youthful brow position is usually maintained for 10 years,” according to Dr. Gross.
Are there any non-surgical alternatives to brow lift surgery?
Injectables, particularly BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, can provide a non-surgical brow lift. However, the results are temporary and more subtle than surgical results. If you are looking to smooth away wrinkles around the brow and forehead, other treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion, and chemical peels can address these without surgery.
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