A subcutaneous brow lift, a type of traditional brow lift, can take decades off of your face by elevating saggy eyebrows and eliminating frown lines. You’ll have to decide which lift procedure to get, so read on to learn if the subcutaneous brow lift is right for you.

For a subcutaneous brow lift, the plastic surgeon first creates a long horizontal incision from one ear to the other, traversing the length of the forehead, right before the hairline. Other brow lift procedures result in a raised hairline, but a subcutaneous lift avoids this effect entirely; because the hairline isn’t included in the loosened skin area, its location does not change. The appearance of a large forehead is not exacerbated, making it more common for patients with receding hairlines. Because of this, the procedure is also known as a hairline brow lift.

Following the creation of the incision, excess skin tissue is trimmed away. To get rid of forehead lines, the surgeon must sometimes weaken or remove muscles in the forehead area. The eyebrows’ locations are also shifted upwards. The whole process typically takes one to two hours; during this time, the patient is under general anesthesia.

While this procedure is cheaper than an endoscopic brow lift and the often the best choice for those with receding hairlines, it does come with a drawback: a visible, prominent scar is usually left on the hairline area. With coronal and endoscopic lifts, scars are hidden by hair on the scalp. Scars are a serious consideration with plastic surgery, so learn more about your options before making a final decision.

To get a subcutaneous brow lift, it’s best to start with an initial consultation with a plastic surgeon. The board-certified Dr. Ameen Habash is a trusted name in Dallas cosmetic surgery. To lock down a day and time for your consultation, contact our office today.