A youthful brow frames your eyes and face in an ideal way. It creates the foundation of a strong facial structure and gives you a more vibrant appearance. Have you examined your eyes lately? Have you taken a look at your facial shape? Brow lift surgery is a procedure that can address these concerns.

A youthful brow has fullness under the skin along the upper rim, and arcs above the rim towards the sides. But with age, each eyebrow and eyelid can look deflated and cause a hollow appearance in the brow area. Is your brow drooping? Is it lacking that feminine arch? Are “frown lines” troubling you? Do you have a heavy brow or excess skin that falls over your eyes? A brow lift may help! Schedule a consultation by calling 303.744.2300.

What is a Brow Lift?

At FacesFirst, an endoscopic brow lift is one of our most popular surgical techniques to address drooping brows. This cosmetic procedure uses an endoscope to reposition or remove underlying tissues and muscles. It also lifts aging brows into a more youthful position. It’s done using smaller incisions in the hairline. The brow lift procedure repositions the sagging eyebrows and relaxes the frowning forehead muscles, creating a young and smooth forehead and removing signs of aging. The advantage of this plastic surgery procedure is that small incisions allow you to heal very quickly with a minimal amount of discomfort.

Dr. Picerno and Dr. Cote are experts in facial cosmetic surgery and hide incisions well in the hair, so incisions are not detectable. No hair has to be cut or shaved. After all, we want people to notice you, not the work you had done. With over 30 years of combined experience, FacesFirst knows how to perform brow lift surgery and provide brow lift patients with natural-looking, lasting results.

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What Other Procedures Can Be Combined with the Brow Lift?

A brow lift done at FacesFirst, at either our Denver or Lone Tree locations, helps decrease the excessive muscle movement in the forehead as well as repositions the eyebrows into a more natural position. In some cases, laser resurfacing or Botox may be performed simultaneously, or at a later date, to help further rejuvenate the brow and remove wrinkling in the upper face. Additionally, many patients combine brow lift surgery with upper eyelid surgery (or upper blepharoplasty) to address sagging upper eyelids. FacesFirst can help you determine which facial rejuvenation procedures are best combined with your brow lift surgery in order to achieve a refreshed appearance.


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I got a rhinoplasty done by Dr. Cote and I’m so happy with my results! He definitely paid attention to what I wanted and was also so kind throughout the entire process. The whole FacesFirst team was so nice and made it very stress free! I can’t recommend him & his team enough!

-Martha Zellmann

After reading about Dr. Picerno, from a man’s point of view, I can only add my absolute agreement to the multitude of five star reviews she and her staff have received. Professional, competent, friendly and caring only begin to scratch the surface when describing she and her staff. Suffice it to say, the procedure performed produced an amazing result and I couldn’t be more pleased. I would recommend her services to anyone who wishes to have facial surgery of any type. Thank you Dr. P for your caring way.

– Terry Allard

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Types of Brow Lifts

FacesFirst offers other variations of the brow lift, including the coronal brow lift, the trichophytic brow lift, and the midforehead lift. The endoscopic brow lift uses only tiny incisions in the forehead region and thus offers many benefits over the coronal incision. Each type of brow lift offers benefits and one surgical technique may be more appropriate for you than others. However, the endoscopic brow lift is the most commonly performed brow lift here in Denver and Lone Tree.

Brow Lift Candidates

You are likely a good candidate for the brow lift if you are bothered by signs of aging such as sagging brows or worry lines. You should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about your results. Drs. Picerno and Cote will go over your medical history during your brow lift consultation.

How is the Brow Lift Performed?

Brow lift procedures are often performed using general or local anesthesia. Once incisions are created, the forehead skin and underlying tissues can be elevated and lifted to a more upright position. Your plastic surgery procedure may involve removing excess skin as well. Once the final result is created, the incisions are closed and you will enter your recovery period.



Before and After

A heavy brow and forehead can create an aged or perpetually sad appearance. We offer several types of brow lifts depending on the severity of sagging skin and the specific goals of each patient.

*actual patient of FacesFirst Cosmetic Surgery

Brow Lift Recovery

The brow lift requires a short recovery period of one to two weeks. During this time, you should avoid strenuous exercise and follow aftercare steps in caring for your surgical site. You’ll also want to keep your head elevated. You may experience discomfort which can be managed with pain medication. To reduce swelling, your plastic surgeon will prescribe medications as well. Within a few weeks, you should begin to see results with a more lifted brow and forehead, a more youthful appearance, and a reduction in forehead wrinkles. With an appropriate anti-aging regimen, a brow lift can last for many years to come.

Schedule a Consultation

The brow lift offers many benefits including lifted brows and a more youthful appearance. Schedule your initial consultation and Dr. Picerno or Dr. Cote will help you to decide whether the endoscopic brow lift is best for you. With years of plastic surgery experience, you wouldn’t want to trust your brow to just anyone.

Frame your face and make your facial features stand out for all the right reasons. Call us today at 303.744.2300.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a forehead lift?

A forehead lift is an endoscopic surgery that lifts drooping brows for a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Will I have scars after my forehead lift?

Forehead lifts do leave scars, however, these should be well-concealed within the natural contours and small in size. Most of the time, the scars are all completely concealed within the hairline. Following your plastic surgeons instructions after surgery will help reduce scarring. The scars from an endoscopic forehead lift are hidden in the hair.

How much pain can I expect after my forehead lift?

Most patients will require prescription pain medication after their forehead lift, which will help them keep comfortable in the early stages of the recovery process.

How long does forehead lift last?

In most cases, forehead lift results are expected to last 10 years or more.

How are forehead lifts performed?

Several techniques may be used to complete a forehead lift. This includes a coronal forehead lift, trichophytic forehead lift, and midforehead lift. During a consultation, your plastic surgery can explain the technique which will best meet your needs.

What should I expect of the recovery after my forehead lift?

After your forehead lift, you can expect some swelling and soreness in the area. Keeping your head elevated for at least two days will help alleviate some swelling. Most patients require about two weeks of downtime.

Am I a candidate for a forehead lift?

The average candidate for a forehead lift has drooping or sagging brows, creating a tired or angry and overall aged appearance. They should be generally healthy overall and a nonsmoker.

What is the difference between a brow lift and a forehead lift?

A brow lift is intended to lift the eyebrows to create a less tired appearance or correct sagging. A forehead lift is intended to smooth wrinkles in the forehead area.

How long is the surgery for a forehead lift?

On average, forehead lift surgery takes one to two hours to complete.

What risks are associated with the forehead lift?

Some potential risks associated with forehead lifts include scarring, nerve injury, or loss of sensation. These are not common.


American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Brow Lift
Mayo Clinic – www.mayoclinic.org
WebMD – www.WebMD.com



Christopher Cote, M.D.
Dr. Christopher Cote is a double-board-certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon and head and neck surgeon by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery. He received his medical degree from Tufts University and performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center, fellowship training at Johns Hopkins university. His specialties include aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty, facelifts and brow lifts, and others minimal invasive procedures.  He is also a clinical instructor to Plastic Surgery residents at University of Colorado, and recently received recognition on Newsweek’s Americas best rhinoplasty surgeons. When not assisting patients, Dr. Cote enjoys spending time hiking, skiing, and traveling with his wife and kids.

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