Youthful, elevated brows

The last thing our board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. William Vinyard, wants is for you to look or feel "surprised" after a brow lift surgery. Once the eyebrows have been repositioned, there is less skin weighing down on the upper eyelid. This will create a more rested appearance. Dr. Vinyard addresses primarily the lateral portion (outside) of the eyebrow. Focusing your treatment on the lateral part of the brow prevents the "surprised" appearance that can occur when the (medial) inner portion of the brow is released. You will find it is the outer part of the eyebrow that is elevated to create the youthful arch, and the inner portion remains lower.

What is a brow lift?

A brow lift in Port Saint Lucie is a surgical procedure that can increase the distance between the eyebrows and the upper eyelashes. It will also smooth the forehead and eyebrow regions for a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. Dr. Vinyard has specialized training and equipment to perform a brow lift through a less invasive endoscopic approach. An endoscopic brow lift involves making tiny incisions hidden behind the hairline. All of the manipulations of the tissue are performed through the visualization of the area with an endoscope and adjustment utilizing specialized surgical tools to treat the brow region. Dr. Vinyard can also perform a traditional brow lift should you require this type of approach instead. This requires an incision in the hair above the hairline in a "head ban" shape, hidden from sight. Despite which procedure you inquire about at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) in Port Saint Lucie, FL, Dr. Vinyard will help you achieve a more youthful appearance with subtle techniques.

Who is a candidate?

As we grow older, skin laxity diminishes and causes several portions of the face to droop. This is especially important in the upper face region and affects both women and men. When looking in the mirror, do you seem tired or angry, notice frown lines between the brows, or are bothered by a drooping brow? A surgical brow lift in Port Saint Lucie at VIPS may be the right cosmetic treatment for your goals.

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Your consultation

Dr. Vinyard appreciates the time spent in consultation because of your detailed communication. He will help you understand your surgery, how he will work with your facial structure, and set realistic goals for your skin. During your consultation, you will share a detailed health and surgical history. Dr. Vinyard will analyze your eyebrow position and facial structures, perform a physical examination, and then discuss your options. He may also recommend additional surgeries to enhance the look you are trying to achieve. A brow lift is commonly combined with other procedures, such as a mini-facelift, facelift, or upper and/or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift).

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What is the technique?

The incision technique used during a brow lift is determined based on the severity of sagging if the forehead is affected and the position of the hairline. There are many approaches to consider.

Traditional or open incision

Also called the open browplasty incision, this places the incision at the top of the head behind the hairline. The open incision not only conceals scarring but provides a certain degree of controlled lifting during the procedure. The open incision works well for those with both a sagging brow and frown lines and is ideal if you are at risk of a receding hairline.

Endoscopic forehead lift

This is a more modern technique used in browplasty surgery. It places several tiny incisions in the hairline and inserts the endoscope, which is pushed down to the eyebrow area to release its attachments. Through the endoscope, the brow tissue is suspended using stitches to lift the brow to its higher position. An endoscopic brow lift requires smaller incisions and less downtime.

Trichophytic incision

Positioned discreetly along the hairline, this strategic incision offers substantial brow-lifting capabilities. It is ideal for those with a robust hairline with little risk for recession and ensures significant lifting results.

Lateral brow lift

Also known as a temporal brow lift, this technique starts the incision within the hairline just above the temples. A temporal incision allows the outer sections of the brow to be treated and is best for sagging that is present in the outer brows. A temporal brow lift also treats crow’s feet.

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What to expect

Prior to surgery, anesthesia will be used. This can be done through general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the complexity of the surgery. You will go home the day of your brow lift unless you combine it with another procedure, such as a facelift that requires an overnight stay in the hospital or an overnight stay at a local hotel with a staff member to monitor you throughout the first night. All the details of your surgery will be explained in complete detail before your surgery date, and a plan of action will be made in advance to make it a smoother transition after surgery.

Recovery following brow lift surgery varies in each patient, with the majority of discomfort and swelling occurring with the open method versus the endoscopic or temporal techniques. Overall, there will be slight bruising and swelling in the upper face near the brows and possibly around the eyes for about three weeks. Cold compresses may help to reduce the swelling. You may apply a cosmetic concealer at approximately one week to ten days (we have a few suggestions on what brands work best for bruising) to mask the remaining bruising. 

The average recovery time for brow lift surgery is 2-3 weeks, during which you will notice a softer, rejuvenated, alert appearance with a reduction in fine lines and sagging in the upper face. Dr. Vinyard closely monitors his patients, scheduling follow-ups for the day after surgery at weeks one through three, week six, months three and six, and at the one-year mark. Six weeks after your brow lift, you will be very close to your final result, which will be seen after three months and continue to improve the first year. Dr. Vinyard provides before and after photos at your post-operative visits to compare the changes.

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Why choose Dr. William Vinyard?

Dr. William Vinyard is an experienced and compassionate plastic surgeon with 12 years of practice and a passion for excellence. Relocating to Port Saint Lucie, FL, three years ago to establish VIPS, your Makeover Destination, he has cultivated a patient-centric environment, emphasizing personalized care, world-class expertise, and a warm, family-oriented atmosphere. Dr. Vinyard's commitment to safety, surgical artistry, unparalleled results, and cutting-edge technologies ensures a top-tier experience. For the complete VIP treatment, Dr. Vinyard, also known as the country singing surgeon, also serenades his patients to sleep with their favorite country songs, knowing the power of music to soothe the nerves. Entrust your transformation to Dr. Vinyard and embark on a magical journey that will not only transform your look but also the way you see yourself and the world around you.


How much does a brow lift cost?

Do I need a brow lift or facelift?

What about non-surgical treatments?

What technique should I choose?

Will my results look natural?

How long will it take to recover from my brow lift?

How much does a brow lift cost?

It's more important to focus on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Vinyard, who can give you the results you want rather than choosing the cheapest surgeon. The cost of brow lift surgery will vary based on the technique selected, the facility fee, anesthesia, and other factors. Once your treatment plan has been created in your consultation, an estimate of costs can be discussed. Dr. Vinyard can also go over payment methods and how to find low-interest financing so your surgery is easier to afford.

The total cost of your brow lift will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Vinyard. Combining this with another procedure, such as a lower or upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) or mini-facelift, may be necessary to achieve your desired result. Once you have finished your consultation with Dr. Vinyard, you will receive a detailed quote outlining the costs associated with the facial rejuvenation procedures. Your brow lift cost includes Dr. Vinyard's professional fee, anesthesia, facility fee, and any facial compression garments. Dr. Vinyard's professional fee includes the initial consultation, pre-operative visit, and all post-operative appointments associated with the brow lift.

Do I need a brow lift or facelift?

Whether you should get a brow lift or a full facelift will depend on where you have sagging skin and your goals. You should candidly discuss your concerns with Dr. Vinyard so he can help you decide what is best for you. Many patients come in thinking they want a facelift to discover that they only need a brow lift and vice versa. With his experience, Dr. Vinyard can confidently help you decide on your treatment plan to get the desired results.

What about non-surgical treatments?

Many non-surgical treatments, such as laser skin tightening and injectables (like BOTOX and Juvéderm), can give short-term improvements. However, a surgical brow lift is better if you want significant improvements and longer-lasting results. During your consultation, Dr. Vinyard can go over both your surgical and non-surgical options so you can decide which is best for you.

What technique should I choose?

Dr. Vinyard will go over surgical techniques during your consultation to help you understand the advantages of each. He will then help you choose the best technique for your needs and goals. Some factors that may influence your choice are your hairline (taking into account both your current hairline and your risk of future skin recession), the degree of skin sagging, and how much time you can devote to recovery.

Will my results look natural?

When you choose a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Vinyard, your brow lift results will look natural. He will develop your treatment plan for your needs and goals so you look refreshed and younger, not tight or frozen. During your surgery, Dr. Vinyard will focus on removing excess skin. The remaining skin and tissue will be smoothed so your results don't limit your facial expressions or lift your eyebrows too high.

How long will it take to recover from my brow lift?

You must refrain from heavy lifting and activity for at least 4-6 weeks after your brow lift. You will want to avoid activities that increase your heart rate to prevent bleeding. You may resume light housework activities 2-3 weeks after your procedure. Sedentary work may resume 7-10 days after your brow lift as long as you are no longer taking your prescription pain medicine. You may require concealer to cover any remaining bruising at this point. The time it takes you to return to the public following a brow lift depends upon your comfort level with others suspecting you have undergone a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure.

Regain a lifted brow.

Are you worried your sagging brow makes people think you're mad, sad, tired, or angry? Are you ready to embrace a refreshed you? Schedule a consultation to learn more about a brow lift with cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Vinyard at VIPS in Port Saint Lucie, FL. Whether you're from Fort Pierce, Palm Beach, or beyond, you can have a world-class VIP experience. Join our Vinyard-VIPS family, where our friendly team treats you like royalty, offering top-notch care and artistic expertise praised in countless five-star reviews. By correcting your sagging brow, you can revitalize your entire appearance and look younger. Dr. Vinyard strives for natural-looking results – your browplasty will have your friends and family saying you look refreshed rather than thinking you had cosmetic surgery. 

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  • Recovery time: 1 week
  • Average procedure time: 2-3 hours
  • Post-op follow-up: 1-3 days
  • Procedure recovery location: Outpatient
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