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Brow lift and how in some cases avoids blepharoplasty surgery

By Dr. Villamarin



A brow lift, sometimes mixed or confused with forehead lift, is a popular cosmetic procedure that helps improve the appearance of the forehead and eyes. If you are considering a brow lift or just want more information about it, you are in the right place. In this article written by Dr. Villamarín, we will answer some common questions about a brow lift and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions.

What is the eyebrow lift?

Brow lift is a surgical or non-surgical procedure designed to raise and rejuvenate the position of the eyebrows. In brow lift surgery, an incision is made in the forehead area to adjust the position of the brows and remove excess skin. On the other hand, the non-surgical brow lift involves the use of techniques such as injected neuromodulators or special thread lifts to lift the brows without surgery.

Who is a good candidate for a brow lift?

Good candidates for a brow lift are those who have drooping brows, forehead wrinkles, or a tired or aged look to the face and gaze due to the position of the brows. It is important to have realistic expectations and to be in good general health. An oculoplastic surgeon who is also certified in medicine and facial aesthetic surgery, like Dr. José Villamarín, is the right professional to help you make an informed decision based on the surgeon’s honesty, training, and experience.

Is a brow lift a painful procedure?

In general, the brow lift is not a painful procedure, especially if it is performed with non-surgical methods, such as the use of neuromodulators, tension threads or other appropriate procedures. These techniques are usually well tolerated by patients and, in most cases, do not require anesthesia. In the case of surgery, local anesthesia with sedation and adequate management of postoperative pain is usually used to ensure patient comfort.

What are the benefits of brow lift?

A brow lift can provide several benefits, including a more youthful and rested appearance, a more alert appearance, a more rejuvenated look, and greater definition and opening of the eyes. It can also help correct brow asymmetries and improve overall facial harmony. Additionally, a brow lift can have a positive impact on a person’s self-esteem and confidence, in some cases.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure time may vary depending on the technique used and the complexity of the case. Non-surgical treatments are usually faster, taking just a few minutes and without an operating room, while surgery can take around one to two hours.

What is your recovery time?

As for the recovery time, it is shorter in non-invasive procedures. Patients can return to their daily activities almost immediately, although it is recommended to avoid strenuous physical activity for a few days. In the case of surgery, recovery can take 2-3 weeks, and additional time may be needed to return to certain activities.brow lift

How long do brow lift results last?

The duration of the results varies depending on the type of procedure performed. The effects of the authorized neuromodulators used in Spain usually last between 3 and 5 months, while the usual tension threads can maintain the elevation of the eyebrows for approximately 1 year, more or less. There are more procedures or products, the effect of which usually lasts 2-3 years, but not more. In the case of surgery, the results can be long-lasting, up to 8 or 10 years, although the natural aging of the face will take its course over time.

What are the possible risks or complications of a brow lift?

Like any surgical or cosmetic procedure, there are risks associated with a brow lift. These may include infections (very rare), scarring (Dr. Villamarín uses a special technique that avoids visible stitches or scars), loss of sensation in the treated area (usually transient) and adverse reactions to anesthesia (trying to avoid general anesthesia and its complications, and the minimum dose of local anesthesia and sedatives necessary is used by the anesthesia team). It is important to follow the postoperative instructions of Dr. José Villamarín to minimize complications.

Is it possible to combine a brow lift with blepharoplasty surgery?

The answer is yes, in some cases. Both brow lift and upper blepharoplasty can be combined for more complete results. If both the eyebrows and the upper eyelids show signs of aging and require aesthetic improvements, Dr. José Villamarín may recommend a combination of both procedures to achieve a more harmonious and rejuvenated appearance in the periocular region.

In which cases can an eyebrow lift avoid a blepharoplasty?

There are situations in which a brow lift can prevent the need for a blepharoplasty. Here are some cases where a brow lift might be enough to address your cosmetic concerns without the need for a blepharoplasty.

Droopy brows and relatively well positioned upper eyelids

If your brows are noticeably drooping, which contributes to a tired or aged appearance, but your upper eyelids do not have significant excess skin or drooping or even pockets of fat, a brow lift might be enough to improve your situation. . By raising the eyebrows, the eye area can be opened up, finally rejuvenating your gaze and your presence.

Absence of excess skin on the upper eyelids

If your upper eyelids do not have significant excess skin or creases, a brow lift may be a suitable option. In this case, a brow lift can help improve the position of the brows and rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes without the need to address the skin of the upper eyelids. Sometimes even a brow tail lift is enough to fix the situation.

Preference for a less invasive approach

If you prefer to avoid more invasive surgery such as blepharoplasty, a brow lift may be an alternative to consider. Brow lift can be performed using different non-surgical techniques, such as the use of tension threads or neuromodulators, which implies less recovery time and associated risks compared to blepharoplasty, although usually the result is more discreet than with surgery.

Tired or sad look

If you feel your eyes look tired or sad due to drooping brows, a brow lift can help revitalize your appearance. By raising the eyebrows, a more open and refreshed expression and gaze is achieved.

Natural and subtle results

If you are looking for subtler, more natural results without drastic changes in the appearance of the upper eyelids, a brow lift may suffice. This procedure allows you to adjust the position of the eyebrows in a precise and personalized way.


A brow lift is a popular option for those who want to improve the appearance of their forehead and eyes. Whether you choose a surgical procedure or a non-surgical one, it is essential to find a qualified professional, such as an oculoplastic surgeon who is also certified in surgical procedures and facial aesthetic medicine, such as Dr. José Villamarín, and discuss your expectations and concerns with him. If you are considering a brow lift, we hope this article has provided answers to some of your most common questions and helps you make informed decisions in your quest for a more rejuvenated appearance.

It is important to remember that each case is unique and that the best option will depend on a personalized evaluation carried out by an oculoplastic surgeon specialized in facial aesthetics, such as Dr. José Villamarín. The specialist will be able to determine if a brow lift can address your aesthetic concerns without the need for a blepharoplasty or if a combination of both procedures is required to obtain the best natural results.

If you want more information, do not hesitate to contact Dr. José Villamarín requesting an appointment in person or through his online consultation. Thank you.



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