Brow Lift

Consultations offered at our four convenient locations in La Jolla, San Diego, Newport Beach and Beverly Hills

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Those frown lines and furrows on your forehead can make you look aged beyond your years, but with a plastic surgery procedure known as a brow lift, you can raise and smooth your forehead skin for a much more pleasing and youthful appearance.

You can contact San Diego plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS for more information on this popular procedure. Request your cosmetic consultation online or call (800) 373-4773 for an appointment.


At your consultation, Dr. Chaffoo will evaluate important factors such as your age, the condition of the skin in the treatment area, hair distribution (pattern), and the bone structure underneath. Using this information, he will share with you the options for producing a more youthful appearance, and also discuss in detail what to expect with a brow lift including:

  • Whether you would benefit most from an endoscopic brow lift or a traditional, open forehead lift (as well as explain the difference between these)
  • Preparing for your surgery
  • Surgical technique specific to your anatomy
  • The size and location of incisions, and
  • Recovering from and the risks associated with a brow lift

Why Choose Dr. Chaffoo For A Brow Lift?

When it comes to facial plastic surgery, finding a reliable and experienced surgeon can make all the difference in the success of your treatment. Patients should always look for a facility with advanced cosmetic surgery solutions, led by a professional who understands the unique needs of each patient.

Brow Lift vs Facelift

A brow lift focuses specifically on the upper areas of the face, generally from the upper eyelids and beyond. It hones in on areas of the upper face, such as the forehead and between the brows, to help correct any loose skin or facial sagging that has developed there over time. It is best for those who don’t need extensive correction.

facelift, on the other hand, addresses the entire face and tightens skin towards the hairline to help lift the features and pull the skin taut. It is possible to have a brow lift done as a standalone treatment or combine it with other facial plastic surgery solutions to achieve a more balanced result.

Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidates for a brow lift are adults in good general health who have started to notice a significant development of loose, sagging skin on the upper face. It can be successful on patients of any age but is recommended for those in older age who are struggling with side effects of aging, gravity, weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, and more.

Patients who opt for the procedure must be in good general health and have a clear understanding of the risks associated with a brow lift. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals and medical history with Dr. Chaffoo to determine if you are safe to undergo the procedure.


A brow or forehead lift can be a complex procedure. So, you will want a plastic surgeon with considerable technical skills, experience, and specialization in facial rejuvenation procedures. Triple board-certified La Jolla plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo strives to deliver the best brow lift San Diego has to offer and has the experience and the expertise to help you safely achieve a more refreshed, energetic look.

Here in San Diego, a brow lift is safe and effective at reducing the appearance of sagging eyebrows, as well as frown lines. The procedure takes just 1 to 2 hours, during which Dr. Chaffoo modifies the muscle and tissue underneath, lifting and securing drooping eyebrows.

The goal is to reduce loose, sagging skin around the eyes and brow, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds developing on the upper face. For even greater facial rejuvenation, many men and women elect eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or facelift surgery as a combination procedure.


After your surgery, it’s likely patients will experience swelling, redness, bruising, and mild discomfort for the first few days to weeks. This subsides on its own. While general recovery rates vary, most San Diego brow lift patients are fully recovered in just a few short weeks. You’ll have to take special care of yourself and avoid certain activities or movements to help aid the healing process.

It’s also important to limit your exposure to ultraviolet light for several months following your brow lift. Any sutures or clips used to close the incisions will be removed when deemed safe by your surgeon. After 10 to 14 days, most patients are ready to return to work and normal activity after 10-14 days. If you are worried about discoloration, cosmetics can help to blend in any post-operative bruising.


Facial plastic surgery is a delicate procedure that can come with many risks when not performed carefully and by a licensed and experienced plastic surgeon. One of the biggest risks of facial contouring procedures such as a brow lift is the need for further surgery. Before scheduling any type of procedure, you should be sure to discuss the relevant side effects with Dr. Chaffoo. He will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help you understand which procedure is best for you.


If you’re considering a facial sculpting plastic surgery procedure such as a rejuvenating brow lift, San Diego plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS can help. He is among a select group of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery), and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Gain from his unique training and his extensive, twenty plus years of real-world experience. Request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (800) 373-4773 for an appointment with triple board-certified plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS. He has an office conveniently located close to you on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus at the Ximed Medical Center.

You demand the best from yourself. Dr. Chaffoo demands the best as well — from himself, from his staff, and always for you.


What Results Should I Expect After A Brow Lift?

The results of your brow lift surgery go into effect immediately, but patients will need to wait till the swelling subsides to truly see the final shape. Any inflammation or discoloration will slowly resolve over time and incision lines will fade away. The final results of your surgery will appear over the next few months. If you are unhappy with the results or have questions about the healing process, feel free to contact Dr. Chaffoo to discuss your concerns.

what Is The Cost Of Brow Lift In San Diego?

The cost of cosmetic surgery at La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology will vary for everyone based on their unique needs and extent of correction and treatment desired to achieve the optimal results. Patients will pay anesthesia fees, surgeon (and team) costs, fees associated with the operating theatre, post-operative care, and more.