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  • Forehead lift surgery, also referred to as a browlift or eyebrow lift, is designed to achieve a younger, more refreshed look by smoothing the forehead, reducing frown lines, and elevating the eyebrow line position. In some cases, it’s preferred over upper eyelid surgery for achieving rejuvenation.
  • Almost 20 years ago, this small incision, minimally invasive forehead lift procedure replaced the open forehead lift. The small incision forehead lift has proven just as reliable and powerful as the open forehead lift. The key with this procedure, like any other, is the skilled surgeon who customizes the surgery to address your particular needs. The endoscopic forehead lift continues to be one of the most important cosmetic surgeries available.
  • Depending on the goal, the endoscopic forehead lift can be combined with eyelid surgery and/or a face lift for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

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  • From 1990 onward, Dr. Steinsapir led the trend towards the small incision endoscopic forehead lift procedure. The endoscopic forehead lift technique is preferred because it is less invasive and leaves less visible scarring than a traditional brow lift.
  • Patients travel from all over Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California and the World to consult Dr. Steinsapir on forehead lifts and benefit from his technical and artistic skills.
  • Dr. Steinsapir is one of 500 elected Fellows to the American Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition, he is an elected Fellow to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
  • Dr. Steinsapir is world renowned for his expertise in facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Steinsapir is a board certified Ophthalmologist and an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


  • A brow lift will make you appear years younger, which will dramatically improve your appearance.
  • The forehead lift involves a relatively short recovery process and patients usually experience minimal discomfort.
  • Smaller incision surgery means less healing and a faster recovery and is associated with few complications compared to the open technique.
  • Numbness of the scalp, which was universal with the open forehead lift, is rare with the endoscopic forehead lift.
  • There is very little if any hair loss with a small incision forehead lift. The small incision (also called an endoscopic) forehead lift is not associated with hair loss which was a problem with the old style open coronal forehead lift. With the small incision forehead lift, it is routine to do these surgeries on bald or balding men and the scars are virtually undetectable when healed.
  • The initial criticism of the endoscopic forehead lift was that the procedure did not last. These criticisms were unfounded. With 20 years experience, it is clear that the endoscopic forehead lift holds up as well as the open forehead lift.


  • At the time of consultation, Dr. Steinsapir will assess you and your goals. He will determine if you are in fact a good candidate for a forehead lift. The issue is what type of eyebrow support and shape you need. Some individuals need just a forehead lift. He will assess if something needs to be done to address upper eyelid issues. Some people will have both eyebrow ptosis and excess upper eyelid skin and fullness and benefit from both sets of issues being addressed at the same time.
  • Surgery itself is typically done at the UCLA outpatient surgery center where Dr. Steinsapir is on staff as an Associate Clinical Professor and Attending Surgeon. The procedure requires intravenous sedation but general anesthesia is typically not needed. This means that you have surgery with minimal drug exposure contributing to a faster recovery. Swelling and bruising can last for several weeks. However, most women find that after 7 to 10 days and with a little make up, they can go out and about without calling attention to themselves. Most men find they can return to their work routine with out make up at 7 to 10 days.


To support the forehead while the body heals, there are several options for brow fixation. The two most common options in this practice are the Coapt endobrow Endotine or microscrew fixation. The Coapt device is a small plate that is used in pairs. The plate is fixed to the forehead bone and supports the forehead. The device is completely covered and over time will dissolve. The other method for supporting the forehead after surgery involves three or four small microscrews that poke out of the scalp. A small staple behind each post supports the forehead. The posts and the staples are removed about three weeks after surgery. Again, these are hidden in the hair and are generally not noticeable to others.


  • “I wanted to thank everyone at the office for their personal attention. The results of my forehead lift with Dr. Steinsapir are even better than I expected.” RB
  • “I saw a number of surgeons before consulting Dr. Steinsapir about eyelid surgery. None of them explained the relationship between the position of the eyebrow, the upper eyelid and the forehead. Dr. Steinsapir has amazing training and it you can tell speaking with him that he really cares and knows what he’s talking about. He told me I did not need eyelid surgery, all I needed was an endoscopic forehead lift…. The results are fantastic.”AL

I have been thinking of eyelid surgery but now that I’ve read this discussion of the forehead lift, how do I know if I am a candidate for the endoscopic forehead lift?

There are a number of considerations that go into making this decision. Many of these involve individual issues. A personal consultation with Dr. Steinsapir will greatly assist in clarifying the best approach for you based on anatomy, personal goals, and other factors. A choice that makes sense for one person may not be right for you. Ultimately surgery must be tailored for the individual.

Twelve years ago I had an open forehead lift. I think it is time for another and I am wondering if I can have an endoscopic forehead lift even though my last procedure was done open?

Endoscopic forehead lift can be effectively performed even after a prior open forehead lift.

I have had hair grafting. Will the incisions for the endoscopic forehead lift damage my hair grafts?

It is possible that the small incisions, which are made behind the hairline, could cause loss of a small number of grafts. Generally this loss is not noticeable and concerns about this should be balanced against the benefits from the forehead lift.

Are there any significant health concerns I should be worried about in having an endoscopic forehead lift?

The endoscopic forehead lift is generally a very well tolerated surgery. As the surgery can be performed under intravenous sedation anesthesia, endotracheal intubation anesthesia is avoid. The placement of the breathing tube is the most stressful aspect of surgery. Risks of this stress are increased in individuals with multiple cardiovascular risk factors including high blood pressure, known heart disease, etc. Therefore, we perform a thorough assessment of your health status prior to surgery. When indicated we may also have you assessed by your primary medical doctor prior to surgery.

Can I have BOTOX® as an alternative to a forehead lift?

BOTOX® can be an excellent alternative to a forehead lift. By utilizing the Microdroplet™ method of BOTOX® it is possible to create elevation at the eyebrow. However, the effect is not as dramatic as actual surgery and effects last 4-6 months. Many considering actual surgery need a result that is more powerful than what can be achieved with BOTOX®. This should be discussed with Dr. Steinsapir at the time of your consultation as an alternative to surgery.

How long will an endoscopic forehead lift last?

Like all surgeries, never quite as long as one would hope for. It is important to understand that the endoscopic forehead lift, like all cosmetic surgery procedures, does not stop the clock. Aging and the effects of sun and gravity continue. Generally the results of surgery including the endoscopic forehead lift are long lasting. One can reasonably expect results that last 5 to 10 years for surgery.

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