Brow Lift & Forehead Lift

Conveniently Located to Serve Pensacola, FL.

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Achieving your body goals is easier said than done. Often, it involves a lot of physical activity and a strict diet. These are also the reasons why it’s easy to give up, but don’t lose hope just yet!

Our body contouring and cosmetic body surgery options cater to diverse needs, empowering individuals to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Whether it’s sculpting through liposuction, rejuvenating with a tummy tuck, or achieving comprehensive enhancement with a mommy makeover, our skilled surgeons specialize in tailoring procedures to meet unique aspirations.

Beyond physical transformations, these procedures often contribute to an improved quality of life and wellbeing.

Brow Lift Overview

Depending on the deformity, a brow lift can be done open or closed. An open brow lift treats excess forehead skin by directly removing it. The scars from an open brow lift may be hidden above the eyebrow, at the hairline or on the top of the head within the hair. A temporal brow lift involves the removal of excess skin and subsequent scar placement in the temporal hair. A closed or endoscopic brow lift does not treat the problem by removing the excess skin but rather re-suspends the excess tissue at the appropriate level. The advantage of this technique is shorter scars. The disadvantage of an endoscopic or closed brow lift is a posterior displacement of hairline (moves backward, making the forehead look bigger). An advantage of an open brow lift done through an incision at the hairline is anterior displacement of the hairline (moves forward, making the forehead look smaller). Some milder cases of brow ptosis may be temporarily treated by the selective weakening of certain regions of the frontalis muscle via a “BOTOX lift.”

Ideal Candidates for Brow Lift

Adults whose eyes appear tired or heavy are candidates for a forehead lift procedure. Candidates must be in good overall health with no surgery-related healing issues. Patients who have not been able to get significant results from non-surgical lift procedures are ideal candidates for a brow lift.

Your Consultation

During your consultation at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we will listen to your goals and perform a physical examination to determine if you are suitable for a brow lift procedure. We will also evaluate your medical records before presenting you with a personalized plan.

The details of the plan will be discussed, and we will be happy to answer any questions. Instructions will be provided to prepare you for the procedure.

Facts About Brow Lift

Typical Timing/Age

45 to 65 years old.


Low eyebrows (brow ptosis) due to excess forehead tissue and/or a weak frontalis muscle.


Direct browlift, $1,750 Endoscopic browlift $5,500 to $6,000 *This is an estimation & prices may vary.


To improve the function and appearance of the eyes by moving the eyebrows to the appropriate level.

Hospital stay

This is an outpatient surgery and does not require an overnight stay in the hospital.


You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others.


You may shower immediately following surgery, being careful to keep your head dry. You may wash your hair 48 hours after surgery.


One week for light exercise. Three weeks for regular exercise.

Risks & Complications

Scar alopecia, asymmetry, bleeding, infection, prolonged swelling, need for revision, numbness, complications related to anesthesia.


In some cases, brow lifts can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. They can also be done at a surgery center under general anesthesia. Surgery Center or Hospital


Your surgeon may want to administer BOTOX prior to a browlift to temporarily paralyze brow muscles that will place tension on the incision after surgery. Paralyzing these muscles during the healing period may improve the final appearance of scars.


Local anesthesia if done in the office or general anesthesia if done in an outpatient surgery center.


After a brow lift you will want to sleep with your head elevated above your heart for a few days to help reduce the swelling.

Walking After Surgery

You are encouraged to walk around the house as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.


Wait one week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.


Usually greatest around three days after surgery from which time it starts to subside. Some patients remain a little swollen for two months.


If present, it usually subsides by two weeks.

The Procedure

A brow lift procedure usually lasts between one and three hours depending on the surgical plan. Anesthesia will be administered to prepare the patient for the procedure. Incisions will be created once the anesthesia has taken effect. Skin and muscle tissues will be altered or removed depending on the plan.

The incisions will be closed using medical stitches, clips, or surgical tape. A bandage will be applied to complete the procedure. Drains may be inserted to deal with fluid buildup.

Forehead Lift Recovery Period

The patient can go home right after the brow lift procedure. Recovery instructions will be given to the patient to aid the healing process and prevent complications.

Minor bruising and swelling may be experienced for the first few days of recovery. Physical activities will not be allowed for a few weeks. Exposure to the sun and heat will also be prohibited for several months.

Most patients can see the full brow lift results after three months. The results will last around five to twelve years.

Set Up an Appointment

If you are interested in a brow lift in Pensacola, visit Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery. Contact us today to book your appointment!

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Before & After Gallery

Procedures are performed by board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, and Dr. Patterson in Pensacola, FL.

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Meet Our Team

At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective patient. We believe communication, education and individualized patient care are the foundation for creating a strong and trusting patient-physician relationship. Our entire staff is absolutely committed to providing compassionate, personalized, individual attention before, during, and after surgery. We work together to deliver the best possible aesthetic outcomes in a setting that embodies the standards and lifestyle you seek.


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We Accept Financing

Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery offers a variety of payment options so that your cosmetic surgery will suit your budget. All major credit cards are accepted, and financing plans are available.

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