Brow lift surgery in Montgomery, AL

It can be very frustrating when your expression doesn’t match how you feel on the inside. For many men and women, their heavy or slumped forehead is deceiving because it makes them look severe. Dr. Blake Raggio and Dr. Thomas Cawthon are facial surgeons who perform brow lift surgery to deliver a more youthful, refreshed, and pleasant appearance. This procedure adjusts the eyebrows, improves the eyelids, and reduces horizontal forehead creases to achieve a more approachable, attractive look.

What a brow lift can accomplish

  • Smooths forehead lines
  • Improves a furrowed brow
  • Lifts and re-positions the brow line
  • Tightens excess forehead skin
  • Decreases appearance of crow’s feet
  • Provides youthful arch to the eyebrows
  • Reduces sagging upper eyelid skin
  • Provides a refreshed, friendlier, more attractive appearance


What is the best age to have a brow lift?

Although in plastic surgery there is no “best age” for procedures, typically those who benefit the most from a brow lift are between the ages of 40 and 65. If you’d like to know if a brow lift is right for your aesthetic needs, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

Surgery details for brow lift

Dr. Raggio or Dr. Cawthon perform brow lift surgery with the patient under local or general anesthesia. The procedure takes 1 to 2 hours to complete if being done own its own. Different needs, goals, and facial features require different brow lift techniques, and during your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the type of brow lift technique and incision that will be used for your specific surgery. Some common brow lift techniques include the following:

Direct brow lift

The incision is created above the eyebrows, and a small amount of muscle and fat are removed.

Temporal brow lift

Incisions are created at the temples to smooth out horizontal brow lines.

Indirect brow lift

The incision is created within the natural forehead crease, and excess skin and fat are removed.

Endoscopic brow lift

Incisions are created along the hairline to allow access for an endoscope (tiny camera), which helps the surgeon perform the procedure.


  • Most patients return to sedentary type work in 3 to 5 days
  • 1 to 2 weeks of complete recovery
  • Results can be seen at four months

After surgery, the treated area will be dressed to help with swelling and healing. These dressings can be removed in about two days, and stitches will be removed in 7 to 10 days. Some patients will also need to wear a surgical garment for the first few days following surgery.

Everyone heals differently, and some patients experience bruising, swelling, headache, temporary numbness, and nausea for up to two weeks. If any of these side effects concern you, please bring them up during your consultation. 

Patients should rest for the first few days after a brow lift in Montgomery AL to keep swelling at bay and to allow the area to heal before returning to work or any strenuous activities.


Early results from a brow lift will start to become visible after three weeks, and will continue to improve in the weeks and months following treatment. Final results are usually apparent at four months. Although your forehead will continue to change with age, it will never look as severe as it did before your brow lift.

Candidates for brow lift surgery

If you’re in the Montgomery, AL area and you’re interested in brow lift surgery, you may be an excellent candidate. The best candidates for the procedure:

  • Are bothered by their heavy or sloping forehead 
  • Are concerned about their resting face looking sad, angry, or exhausted 
  • Are bothered by their horizontal forehead creases 
  • Are in good general health without major medical conditions
  • Do not have uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, or bleeding, or blood clotting disorders
  • Are non-smokers 
  • Have realistic expectations for what a brow lift can accomplish

Brow lift in Montgomery, AL from ALPRS

Our surgeons are experts in the field of facial plastic surgery. Dr. Raggio is the only fellowship-trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon in the region, and has extensive training. Dr. Cawthon is an Otolaryngologist that brings decades of experience to our practice. When you choose to work with Alabama Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, you’re choosing extraordinary care and service from every touchpoint — before, during, and after surgery — to get results that are natural-looking, attractive, and durable.

Blake Raggio

Facial Plastic Surgeon

Alabama Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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