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Brow Lift in Philadelphia

Introduction to Forehead Lift (Brow Lift)

Take years off your face!

At our boutique practice in Bryn Mawr, just a few miles out of Philadelphia, forehead lift—also referred to as a brow lift—has become one of our most common facial plastic surgery procedures. The surgery can instantly take years off your face and provide elevated self-confidence. Your surgery will be performed by Philadelphia Top Doc, Dr. Ronald Lohner, who has won been awarded top doctor status for 13 consecutive years by Philly Mag.

Our patients find that Dr. Lohner provides one of the best brow lift surgeries in Philadelphia. Dr. Lohner is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and continues to stay on the cutting edge of aesthetics and education.

What is a Brow Lift (forehead lift)?

Let’s start with the basics

A forehead lift, or brow lift, is a cosmetic procedure performed to correct drooping eyebrows, deep “worry lines,” and other signs of aging and environmental exposure. It leads to a more youthful appearance by smoothing and tightening skin on the forehead while also repairing problems in patients with naturally low brows. Some patients will want to undergo eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or other facial procedure concurrently with a brow lift so their features will have an equally youthful aspect.

Dr. Ronald A. Lohner M.D., F.A.C.S rated Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2008-2021

What are the Benefits of a Brow Lift?

As one of the top facial aesthetics practices in Pennslyvania, Dr. Lohner has been seeing Philadelphia brow lift patients for over two decades. Below, we’ve included some of the benefits of the surgery:

  • Improve sagging or drooping brows
  • Help reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the forehead
  • Improve self-confidence by looking younger and more refined!

Who are the Best Candidates for a Brow Lift?

Ideal candidates for a brow lift are individuals in their 40s or older. The brow line of these patients usually begins to droop, and noticeable wrinkles and fine lines may appear along the forehead. If the problem of drooping brows was inherited genetically, candidates in their 20s or 30s may also be right for this procedure.

The best candidates for a forehead lift are individuals who have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for the procedure. If you have heavy upper lids, sagging brows, and fine lines on your forehead, you may undergo a forehead lift. It is important that you are committed to following Dr. Lohner’s pre and post-surgery care instructions.

What’s the First Step?

The first step to a brow lift by Philadelphia plastic surgeon, Dr. Ronald Lohner is education! Prior to setting a date for your forehead lift procedure, Dr. Lohner will need to meet with you for a consultation. He will evaluate your general health, examine your forehead and brow, and discuss your aesthetic goals with you.

Dr. Lohner will also review your medical history. You will be expected to discuss any current prescription medications and inform Dr. Lohner about lifestyle factors such as alcohol and tobacco use.

Dr. Lohner will walk you through the details of the brow lift procedure, including preparation and recovery. Be sure to ask any questions you may have regarding the procedure.

What to Expect the Day of your Forehead Lift

There are several methods for a surgeon to approach the forehead lift process, differentiated by the location of the incisions and surgical tools used. When using traditional surgical tools, a surgeon may make incisions within the eyebrows (direct brow lift), within forehead wrinkles (mid-forehead lift), or near the hairline from ear to ear (coronal or open forehead lift). No matter where the incisions are made, the objective is the same: to remove excess skin and underlying tissues, while in some cases using sutures to tighten the muscles and connective tissue beneath the skin. After removing unwanted material, the surgeon closes the incisions with sutures. A more modern and less invasive approach utilizes endoscopy to achieve similar results. With this technique, several small incisions are made behind the hairline to accommodate the endoscopic camera and surgical instruments. This method usually results in reduced, less noticeable scarring and a somewhat shorter recovery period.

What are the Risks Involved with a Forehead Lift?

Serious complications caused by brow lifts are rare but can entail facial nerve damage leading to loss of sensitivity and paralysis of facial muscles, infection, bruising and swelling, and, bleeding. In most cases, any negative effects are temporary and disappear within a few months.

Forehead Lift Recovery

you should be able to return home the day of the operation. “

Brow lifts are normally done as outpatient procedures, so you should be able to return home the day of the operation. You will likely need to stay home with your head elevated for a couple of days, and any stitches or staples will be removed in about a week’s time. Some pain and itching are normal aftereffects of both traditional and endoscopic procedures. Your surgeon should give you specific instructions on what to do and advice on how long your particular recovery may take.

How much does a Brow Lift cost in Philadelphia?


The cost of brow lift surgery in Philadelphia is influenced by many factors. These include the techniques used, the anesthesia used, facility costs, prescription medications, and post-operative garments.

Schedule Your Consultation

Our Philadelphia forehead lift patients have been obsessed with their results and feel that the surgery takes years off their faces! If you’d like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best!