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Brow Lift

As you age, you may notice wrinkles across your forehead, creases between your eyes, and hooded upper eyelids.

A brow lift is designed to rejuvenate the top third of your face, resulting in a younger appearance.

See how you can benefit from a brow lift by John F. Zavell, MD, FACS, in Toledo, OH...

What Can a Brow Lift Do?

Forehead wrinkles can make us look older than we feel, frown lines can make us look too serious, and drooping eyebrows can make us look grouchy or tired. Unfortunately, these are common signs of aging that appear when our skin loses elasticity.

The good news is that Dr. Zavell can combat these signs of aging by performing a brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, to reposition your brow and improve your facial features. A brow lift can:

Reposition the Eyebrows

Drooping eyebrows can cause hooded upper eyelids and make you look grumpy. Our plastic surgeon can reposition your eyebrows into a more attractive, friendly, and youthful position. This can also make you appear more alert.

Balance Your Appearance

A brow lift can balance your features and give your eyebrows a more defined and symmetrical arch, resulting in a more proportionate and symmetrical face.

Reduce Wrinkles

Frown lines between the eyebrows and deep creases across the forehead can be reduced significantly with a brow lift, without inhibiting your ability to make facial expressions.

Provide Natural-Looking Results

Dr. Zavell believes that cosmetic procedures should allow patients to achieve an improved version of themselves, rather than leaving them unrecognizable. Cosmetic surgery is an art form and our plastic surgeon works conservatively and meticulously to deliver natural-looking results.

Rejuvenate Your Appearance With a Brow Lift AT OUR PRACTICE IN TOLEDO, OH

If you are self-conscious about sagging skin or tired-looking eyes, a brow lift may be the solution you need to boost your confidence and achieve the rejuvenation you want. Dr. Zavell is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide you with a brow lift and other cosmetic procedures to lift your features and give you a more youthful appearance.

Consultations are $75, and if you decide to undergo a procedure, that amount will be credited to its cost.

As a proponent of patient education, Dr. Zavell values transparency and strives to ensure his patients fully understand their treatment process from start to finish. If you're in the greater Toledo area and you think you could benefit from the effects of a brow lift, or if you still have questions about the procedure, request a consultation with us or call our Toledo, OH, office:

(740) 628-0185

John F. Zavell, MD, FACS
Dr. Zavell has performed expert plastic surgery with skill and compassion since 1993.

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I highly recommend Dr. Zavell and his staff. They answered all of my questions thoroughly, made me feel comfortable, and helped me through the pre and post surgery process. I'm very satisfied with my results and plan to have another procedure in a few months.

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Dr Zavell's staff is truly amazing, they were very accommodating and understanding. They truly made this experience a positive one. Dr Zavell is very kind and really puts you at ease, top notch surgeon in my book!

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What Does a Brow Lift Cost?

Depending on the extent of your treatment, a brow lift costs between $5,000 and $6,000. Financing is available to help make this procedure a fit for your budget.

Exploring Candidacy for Brow Lifts

Though many people can benefit from a brow lift, Dr. Zavell will evaluate your case during an initial consultation to make sure you're a good candidate. Characteristics of a good candidate include:

  • Being in good overall health
  • Being a nonsmoker
  • Having realistic expectations

While most patients who pursue this treatment are between the ages of 40 and 70, anyone who wishes to improve the appearance of sagging upper eyelids, drooping brows, or forehead lines and wrinkles can benefit from the procedure.

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What Happens During a Brow Lift Procedure?

On the day of your procedure, you can expect:


Dr. Zavell first administers general anesthesia for a standard endoscopic brow lift, or IV sedation for a temporal brow lift. This will ensure the patient's comfort throughout the procedure.


Dr. Zavell then makes incisions in the hairline near the treatment site that will result in easily hidden scars.

​Lift Skin

The patient's skin is then lifted and smoothed to eliminate wrinkles, and the brows are adjusted to a more favorable position.

​Additional Procedures

If the brow lift is being performed in combination with another procedure, such as a facelift, Dr. Zavell can then proceed to the next treatment.


At the end of the procedure, any excess skin is removed and the incisions are closed using sutures. 
Brow lifts typically take one to two hours to complete. The results of your brow lift will be immediately apparent, but as the swelling dissipates and the incision lines fade, your final results will become more apparent.

Healing and Recovery

Immediately After Treatment

This is an outpatient procedure, meaning you will return home on the day of surgery. Our Toledo team will wrap your head in bandages to reduce swelling. These bandages should stay in place until your doctor recommends removing them.

In the Days Following Treatment

Patients should expect slight discomfort and bruising in the days following treatment. In most cases, you will be able to manage any tenderness with pain medication. If you experience any swelling during the first 24 hours, you can alleviate the effects with cold compresses applied to the area in 20-minute increments. The majority of our patients can return to work in about seven to 10 days.

Follow-up Appointment

At your first follow-up appointment at our practice in Toledo, OH, a member of our team will remove your stitches and provide any further post-operative instructions, if necessary. To ensure a successful and speedy recovery that gives you the best results, be sure to follow your plastic surgeon's guidelines.

Enhancing Results With Other Treatments

Brow lifts can be combined with other cosmetic facial treatments for stunning results. During your consultation at our Toledo office, you can explore all of your options with Dr. Zavell. Common procedures performed with brow lifts include:


While a forehead lift focuses on treating signs of aging in the top third of the face, a facelift focuses on the bottom and middle thirds. A facelift can be performed at the same time as your brow lift to improve the appearance of jowls, fat deposits under the chin, and saggy skin.

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Eyelid Surgery

While a forehead lift can correct sagging brows, eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and fat deposits in the lower and upper eyelids, in addition to tightening sagging skin. You can receive a forehead lift and eyelid surgery at the same time to meet your goals.

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Dr. Zavell and his staff have been amazing since day one!! They are so understanding and very accommodating. Dr. Zavell did an amazing job on my surgery. If I had unlimited funds there’s so much more I would do. I trust him completely.

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My experiences here are always 10/10 amazing, the staff is so sweet and dr Zavell does a great job as well. They have changed my life and helped improve my confidence so much and I absolutely would recommend going here to anyone!

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Dr. John F. Zavell

John F. Zavell, MD, FACS

Dr. John Zavell is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals since 1993. He is a member of: 

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • The American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons
  • The American College of Surgeons

He has mastered advanced techniques and uses the latest technology to provide patients of all ages with the most natural-looking, life-changing results. To schedule a consultation at Dr. Zavell's plastic surgery practice, request an appointment online or call us at (740) 628-0185

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"The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a very personal one and our mission is to honor that choice by jointly cultivating a treatment plan that will deliver results personally crafted for you." Dr. Zavell

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