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Patients experiencing dropping brows and deep creases on the forehead (frown lines) can Brow Lift Surgery Risks & Safety Beverly Hills | Los Angelesconsider a brow lift plastic surgery to rejuvenate their appearance.

It is crucial that a brow lift surgery is performed only by an experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon.

According to the patient’s condition, they will receive either a traditional brow lift or an endoscopic brow lift which is relatively less invasive. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the surgery, including its potential risks.

Dedicated board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie MD provides brow lift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Potential Risks

Any cosmetic surgery carries an inherent risk of complications. While complications in brow lift are quite rare, it is vital that the patient understands all potential risks associated with the surgery. The patient should transparently discuss their health history with the surgeon and inform them of any pre-existing medical conditions before starting.

The patient’s medical history and other factors will help the surgeon customize the surgical plan to suit their unique needs.

Furthermore, patients should ideally choose a board certified plastic surgeon with vast experience in performing brow lifts for their cosmetic procedure. The patient should research the procedure by themselves and ask the surgeon any questions that they may have during the pre-op consultation process.

This can help patients avoid severe complications. In the absence of following necessary guidelines and working with a skilled plastic surgeon, the potential risks are as follows:


There may be noticeable scarring following a brow lift.

Altered skin Sensation

A coronal brow lift which involves placing an incision behind the hairline can lead to permanent or temporary numbness on the upper part of the scalp.

Asymmetrical Brow Positioning

A brow lift can cause asymmetry leading to one or both the brows being positioned too high. But asymmetry usually resolves during the recovery phase. In case the patient experiences permanent problems in the positioning of the brows, they will require revision surgery to address this condition.

Hair Issues

Brow lift surgery can lead to an elevated hairline or loss of hair in the incision area. This problem may need scar excision or hair grafting treatment if the hair loss does not rectify by itself.

Initial Few Days after the Procedure

The body has an innate ability to heal itself. However, the patient can still experience some complications in the recovery phase. In case the patient faces any of the below-mentioned issues following brow lift surgery, they will need to consult with their surgeon as most of these conditions can be effectively treated:

  • Accumulation of blood of fluid
  • Altered sensation
  • Tightness
  • Slow healing
  • Discomfort due to dressings

Risks in the Long-Term

To predict the exact outcomes from of any surgical procedure is nearly impossible. Each person’s body heals differently which means that results will vary among different people. A majority of people receiving a brow lift will be happy with the outcomes, but some patients may face issues with the final results, including:

  • Unwanted scarring
  • Asymmetrical appearance of the brows
  • Skin contour changes
  • Hair loss in the incision sites

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie MD receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other towns and suburbs in this area of California for a brow lift.

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