A Brow Lift Resolves Worry and Frown Lines

September 9, 2016

San Francisco Newsbrief


brow lift angry birdHave you ever looked in the mirror and saw an “angry bird” looking back at you? Have friends asked you “what’s wrong?” Do your friends wonder if you are mad, sad or worried, when you aren’t? As we age, it is not unusual to get worry lines between the eyebrows, droopy eyelids, and heavy brows, caused by gravity and aging.


For many years Botox has remained the number one injectable. The main treatment areas for Botox are:

  • The forehead’s horizontal “worry lines”
  • The vertical lines between the eyes known as “frown lines”
  • The “crow’s feet” at the corner of the eyes
  • Under the eyebrows for a brow lift

No one will argue the success of Botox which usually lasts from 3 to 6 months. However, many of Dr. Miguel Delgado‘s patients want a more permanent treatment, which leads us to the “brow lift,” also known as the “forehead lift.” The brow lift is a subtle improvement that can take years off your face.

The brow lift can be performed a couple of different ways, depending on the needs of the patient. For years, the most popular brow lift was the coronal lift where the surgeon makes an incision from ear to ear across the top of the head, hidden within the hairline. If the patient has a high forehead, the incision may be right at the hairline so the brow can be lifted without moving the hairline higher.

Brow Lift: Before and After: 41-year-old female - Rightt side oblique view

This 41-year-old patient underwent an endoscopic brow lift, in which her eyebrows were elevated 6 millimeters. She underwent a lower eyelid lift as well. Note how the elevation of her eyebrows has exposed the upper eyelids to look as though she had an upper lid blepharoplasty. This endoscopic brow lift rejuvenates both the brow position and the eyelids as well.

*Results may vary


Today the more common brow lift is the endoscopic brow lift. Much less invasive than the coronal brow lift, the surgeon makes small incisions within the hairline and then inserts an endoscope, which is a small tube with a camera on the end of it, allowing the surgeon to adjust muscle and tissue.

Depending on the needs of the patient, other procedures can be combined with the brow lift, such as eyelid surgery and a facelift.


Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. offers computer imaging which allows his patients to see what results they can expect.

Say goodbye to an angry face and schedule a consultation with computer imaging today at (415) 898-4161.

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Dr. Miguel Delgado


Dr. Delgado, MD is a world-recognized plastic surgeon and specialist in the treatment of male breast enlargement, also called gynecomastia. He has developed new techniques and owns and operates gynecomastia.org, which has become the largest gynecomastia forum in the world. Dr. Delgado holds the two most coveted credentials; the certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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