What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift, also referred to as a forehead lift, restores a more youthful appearance to the upper third of the face. By removing excess skin and tightening loose muscles, the procedure corrects drooping brows; improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make you look angry or tired; and tightens the skin around your upper eyelid. Come see how Dr. Moran can improve your image with a brow lift in Nashville.

  • Average Cost: Starts at $6k (not including facility and/or anesthesia)
  • Typical Recovery Period: 10-14 days.
  • Discomfort Level: Mild to Moderate
  • Anesthesia Options: General /Heavy Sedation 

What Can a Brow Lift Accomplish?

  • Minimize creases that develop across the forehead or high on the nasal bridge
  • Improve frown lines, or vertical lines between the eyebrows
  • Refresh a perpetually sad, angry, or tired appearance
  • Reposition a low or sagging brow
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Dr. Mary Lynn Moran, M.D.

Dr. Moran is the only female double Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the state of Tennessee. She has over 28 years of experience in facial plastic procedures and is known throughout the nation for her dedication to exceptional patient care and natural results. 

She completed her training at Tufts, Boston University, and the University of Michigan, and was elected as the first female president of the AAFPRS. In addition, she’s a renowned speaker and educator, and an assistant clinical professor in the department of otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Before & After Brow Lift in Nashville

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The Brow Lift Procedure: What to Expect

Dr. Moran performs brow lifts with an endoscopic approach. First, she creates a series of tiny incisions well hidden within the hairline. She then inserts an endoscope with a tiny video device beneath the skin. Using the video as her guide, she separates the soft tissues and underlying muscle, trims away small portions of the corrugator muscles which are responsible for frown lines, and gently elevates the brow to a more youthful position with sutures.

Once your smooth and refreshed expression has been achieved, she will close the incisions and wrap a bandage around your forehead. Many of our Nashville patients require a brow lift in conjunction with another facial plastic procedure to ensure comprehensive results. In most cases, the additional surgery is a facelift or blepharoplasty.

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Brow Lift Benefits

  • Youthful Appearance: It effectively diminishes horizontal forehead lines, furrows, and wrinkles, giving a more youthful complexion.
  • Elevated Eyebrows: A brow lift repositions drooping eyebrows, opening up the eye area and reducing the tired or "heavy-lidded" look.
  • Brighter Eyes: By alleviating sagging over the eyelids, it can create a more alert and refreshed appearance.
  • Reduced Frown Lines: The procedure can decrease the vertical creases between the eyebrows, often known as "11 lines" or glabellar lines.
  • Improved Vision: In cases where sagging eyebrows obstruct peripheral vision, a brow lift can offer functional benefits by clearing the upper field of sight.
  • Enhanced Self-Esteem: A rejuvenated forehead and brow region often lead to increased confidence in one's appearance.
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Am I a Candidate for a Brow Lift?

The best brow lift candidates in Nashville are women and men who:

  • Want to correct visible signs of aging and excess skin on the forehead
  • Have deep wrinkles and skin laxity in the target area
  • Are in good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations for surgery

Recovery After Brow Lift

The recovery period after a brow lift is crucial to achieving the best results. Post-operative swelling and bruising are common, usually subsiding within 10-14 days. Patients might feel tightness or discomfort across the forehead, managed with prescribed pain relief. Stitches or staples, if used, are typically removed within a week. While daily activities can often resume within a few days, strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks. It's essential to keep the head elevated and avoid direct sun exposure. As the healing progresses, the full benefits of the brow lift become evident, often fully realized within a few months.

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Brow Lift FAQ

Where will my brow lift be performed?

What kind of anesthesia is required?

Will I have visible scars?

Can a brow lift be combined with other procedures?

What is the best age to have a browlift?

Where will my brow lift be performed?

Dr. Moran performs brow lifts at a fully accredited surgery center in the Franklin, TN area.

What kind of anesthesia is required?

Your brow lift can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. This component of your surgery will be discussed during your private consultation at our Nashville area office.

Will I have visible scars?

Because Dr. Moran uses an endoscopic approach that requires very small incisions, there should be no visible scars. Any resulting marks will be hidden within your hairline and virtually imperceptible.

Can a brow lift be combined with other procedures?

Yes, a brow lift can be combined with other facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery or facelifts, to achieve a comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Pairing procedures can enhance overall aesthetic results and streamline recovery times.

What is the best age to have a browlift?

There isn't a specific "best age" for a brow lift; rather, the decision is based on individual needs and the presence of signs of aging or sagging in the brow region. It's essential to consult with a plastic surgeon to assess one's unique circumstances and determine the appropriate timing for the procedure.

Discover Your Options

If you’re interested in refreshing your facial appearance and think a brow lift in Franklin, TN might be right for you, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation.

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