Brow Lift Surgery in San Francisco

The brow and forehead areas are often the first parts of the body to show signs of aging. Heavy, drooping eyebrows can cause patients to appear tired, angry, or depressed. Hooding of the upper lids that cause impaired peripheral vision may also occur. To give patients a relaxed, rejuvenated, and youthful look, the specialists at Wave Plastic Surgery perform an endoscopic brow lift procedure.

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Benefits of Brow Lift and Forehead Lift From Wave Plastic Surgery

As the brow sags and causes hooding of the upper eyelid, you may tend to unconsciously elevate your eyebrows, which causes both dynamic and static horizontal lines to appear on the forehead. Repeated frowning can also cause deep vertical creases to form between the eyebrows – these are often referred to as frown lines or 11’s. Sagging of the skin in the corners of the brow also increases the appearance of the crow’s feet.

By repositioning the brow to a more natural position, the eyes will appear larger, more vibrant, and less tired. The position of the brow is different in men and women. Our surgeons are skilled in evaluating each individual patient to determine a necessary position of the brow for their unique facial structure and situation.

Having a brow lift can help correct issues such as:

  • A drooping or heavy brow
  • Sagging skin
  • Deep forehead furrows and lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines

If you are currently unhappy with your appearance due to one or more of the above issues, a brow lift may help to provide you with a brighter look that can often result in a boost of your self-confidence.

The Two Types of Brow Lifts

A number of brow lifting techniques exist to improve the appearance of the aging forehead and brow region. At Wave Plastic Surgery, we perform both endoscopic and open procedures, depending on the needs of the patient.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

An endoscopic brow lift, which is also known as an endobrow lift, is a procedure that has been perfected by Dr. Peter Lee of Wave Plastic Surgery. The procedure is performed under intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia using the following steps:

  1. Incisions. Rather than making a long, extended incision, several small incisions are made. They are carefully hidden within the hairline to make sure a noticeable scar does not form after surgery.
  2. Forehead mobilization. Using a small telescopic camera and special surgical instruments, the entire forehead is mobilized. Muscles are transected and smoothed to reduce the appearance of vertical lines between the eyebrows.
  3. Browlift. The brow is gently lifted upward without much tension. A special absorbable device called Endotine is used to fix newly relocated forehead tissue to the bone.

The incisions are carefully closed and sterile dressings are placed over them. After the effects of anesthesia wear off and patients are alert and awake, they may be driven home by a family member or friend.



Dr. Peter Lee MD FACS is one of the few certified Endotine Advanced Surgeon Trainer and was awarded this certification as a proof.

Open Brow Lift Surgery

An open brow lift may be necessary if you’re suffering from excessive brow ptosis with excess skin. This surgery is accomplished by making an incision across the top of your head just behind the headline. The incision will be camouflaged within your hair, but we will not likely need to shave any during your surgery. Like the endoscopic method, the forehead soft tissue is elevated, but under direct vision. For people with frown lines, the corrugator muscle is transected as well. Your surgeon will excise any excess skin in order to address sagging of your brow. Using this technique, the forehead can be lengthened or shortened. Again, the final strength of the repositioned forehead is achieved by the attachment of the undermined surface to the new position using the ENDOTINE device. The advantage of this procedure is that maximum benefits can be obtained for patients with severe ptosis of the forehead and excess skin.


Some of the advantages of an endoscopic brow lift are minimal discomfort and scarring and a speedy recovery time. Patients are usually able to return to work ten days after their procedure. Physical activity and exercise can usually be resumed in two to three weeks.


An endoscopic eyebrow lift will make a patient look younger and more alert and energetic. This type of dramatic effect is made possible by improvement of the following:

  • Dynamic and static horizontal forehead lines
  • Deep vertical creases between the eyebrows
  • Sagging of the skin in the corners of the brow (crow’s feet)

By repositioning the brow to a more natural position, the patient’s eyes appear larger, more vibrant and less tired. This bright new look results in a boost in self-confidence for many patients.


The position of the brow is different in men and women. The specialists at Wave Plastic surgery evaluate each individual patient to determine the perfect position for the brow as it relates to facial structure and situation. Candidates for the procedure are typically those that have the following conditions:

  • A drooping or heavy brow
  • Sagging skin
  • Deep forehead furrows and lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines

Patients who are unhappy with their appearance due to one or more of these issues are encouraged to make an appointment with one of the specialists at Wave Plastic Surgery.

Get Started with Brow Lift Surgery in San Francisco

Waiting to have the procedures you want can end up costing you more in the long run as your face continues to age. If you are avoiding the mirror or changing your hairstyle to cover up an aging brow, don’t wait any longer for it to get worse. Wave Plastic Surgery is proud to serve San Francisco.

Please fill out the form on this page to schedule your consultation at Wave Plastic Surgery in San Francisco or call us at (866) 552-0803 today.