Short Incision

Discover the "short incision" brow lift approach.

Short Incision

  • For mild to moderate droop of the eyebrows, the most effective approach elevating the outer arch of the eyebrow through a short scar at the hair line. 

Recommended Treatment

  • The ‘Short Incision’ technique is the Dr. Rad’s preferred method for most patients needing brow lift - it is very effective, versatile and scars can be hidden.

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How It’s Done

  • The skin of the forehead above the eyebrow is elevated from the underlying muscle layer, lifted and excess skin is removed.
  • Since one eyebrow is most often lower than the other, this is a delicate operation requiring exceptionally skilled hands in order to achieve symmetry.

Safety

  • Brow lift surgery is done under light general anesthesia delivered by a board certified anesthesiologist in an AAAASF accredited surgery center.
  • In Dr. Rad’s hands, brow lift surgery is very safe. 

What to Expect

  • Recovery involves minor bruising and swelling and lasts 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the extent of surgery.
  • Return back to work in 1-3 weeks, depending on the speed of healing, is normal.

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Dr. Rad routinely performs brow lift surgery in combination with, or independently of, Face Lift and Open Neck Lift surgery. This 67 year old woman had moderate forehead and eyebrow droop and she was concerned that she appeared to be sad and fatigued. She also had severe superficial sun damage from years of outdoor activities and she desired improvement of her skin texture. Dr. Rad performed a short incision brow lift, Open Neck Lift, SMAS Imbrication Face Lift, Facial Fat Grafting, and Upper Blepharoplasty. Dr. Sherber performed intra-operative Pearl Fractional Laser for skin textural improvement.


    Photos are of patients who have given explicit written agreement to have them displayed. For patient privacy reasons, the majority of Dr. Rad's patients prefer their before/after photos to remain off-line. However, Dr. Rad will be happy to show you, in the setting of a confidential consultation, a series of before/after photos, not displayed here, to address your specific concerns.

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