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Brow Lift Surgery Cost: What You Need to Know

Brow lift, also known as forehead lift, can vary depending on a number of factors such as the type and complexity of procedure, the surgeon’s experience, and the location of surgery.  Brow lift surgery cost in the United States ranges from $3,000 to $8,000. However, the cost of brow lift can be higher or lower depending on the individual case. Brow lift surgery cost also may be variable depending on the pre- and post-operative care, as well as surgical facility and anesthesia fees.

Does Insurance Cover the Brow Lift Surgery Cost in Michigan?

Insurance usually does not cover brow lift surgery costs if it is considered a cosmetic procedure. However, if the procedure is being done for medical reasons, for example to correct drooping of the brows caused by a neurological disorder, or to correct limitation in peripheral vision, it may be covered by insurance. Nevertheless, only certain surgical approaches and brow lift techniques may be covered by insurance.  

It is always a good idea to consult with a qualified surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery around the eyelids and face and get a quote for the procedure customized for your needs.

What Factors May Increase or Decrease Brow Lift Surgery Cost?

In general, factors that increase the complexity of the procedure will tend to increase the brow lift surgery cost.  Individual factors that may increase complexity and may sometimes increase surgical time and cost include but are not limited to prior forehead surgeries, prior eyelid surgeries, extensive scar tissue, significant pre-existing brow asymmetry, and unfavorable forehead height for chosen type of brow lift.



Other than Brow Lift Surgery Costs, What is Important to Consider When Choosing your Surgeon?

It is important to note that the cost of brow lift and eyelid surgery should not be the only factor considered when choosing a surgeon. Patients should also take into account the surgeon’s qualifications, experience, and reputation, as well as the facility where the surgery will be performed. We have developed a guide on how to find the best eyelid surgeon near you in Michigan.

If you are considering eyelid surgery, it is best to consult with a board-certified surgeon with subspecialty training in plastic surgery around the eyes and face to discuss your options and determine the best course of action for your specific needs. They will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of the costs involved in your procedure.

What is a Forehead and Brow Lift?

As a part of facial aging, the eyebrows get heavier and begin to droop. The forehead also develop wrinkles and redundant skin. The droopy brows can push down on the upper eyelids, causing the eyelid skin to then droop over the eyes and eyelashes. These changes can make you look angry, sad, or tired, and older than you feel.  

The forehead and brow lift is a surgical procedure that repositions the forehead and eyebrows to their natural anatomic position. This procedure will often soften the wrinkles on the forehead, and restore a more refreshed and youthful appearance to the upper face. The forehead and brow lift procedure is often combined with upper blepharoplasty to remove excessive upper eyelid skin as well.

What is Upper blepharoplasty?

The upper eyelids can develop aging changes including excessive and redundant skin, changes in upper eyelid fat pads, and skin hooding over the lashes.  These changes can make you look tired, angry and older than your years.

Upper blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to address these aging changes to restore a more lively and refreshed appearance. This procedure tends to have little down time and very high satisfaction rates. The incisions are hidden away in the natural eyelid crease and heals very well with excellent results.

Learn more about upper blepharoplasty or visit American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeWiki's Blepharoplasty page (for which Dr. Shannon S. Joseph serves as the editor).

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Our surgeons, Dr. Shannon S. Joseph and Dr. Andrew W. Joseph, are Johns Hopkins University and University of Michigan trained, fellowship trained, and board-certified.  At your one-on-one consultation, our surgeons will take their time to carefully listen to your expectations and goals, perform a comprehensive evaluation, and work with you to design a plan that is fully tailored to your anatomy and aesthetic goals. Learn more about why patients choose us and read what about the experiences and reviews from our patients.

Our office is located in Troy, Michigan, serving patients from Troy as well as Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Rochester, Rochester Hills, and surrounding areas in Southeastern Michigan. If you are interested in a personal consultation with Dr. Joseph, contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.