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Brow Lift Surgery in Palo Alto, San Jose, and the Bay Area

Many individuals decide to have a brow lift because their “resting face” appears tired, sad, or angry all the time. A brow lift is a surgical procedure that can raise the eyebrows to achieve a refreshed, friendlier, more attractive appearance. 

What can a brow lift accomplish?

A brow lift in San Jose restores the natural position of the eyebrows that have begun to sink lower on the face due to aging. The surgery has the ability to:

  • Lift the eyebrows
  • Tighten excess forehead skin
  • Smooth forehead wrinkles/furrowed brow
  • Lessen the appearance of crow’s feet
  • Remove excess skin
  • Elevate and re-position the brow line
  • Provide arch for the eyebrows
  • Improve the appearance of sagging upper eyelids
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Brow lift techniques 

Below are some of the brow lift techniques that Dr. Hessler performs. During your consultation, she will discuss the ideal technique for your specific areas of concern and desired results, as well as what will work best for you based on your hairline and facial structure.

Direct brow lift

Dr. Hessler will make an incision at the top of the eyebrows. From this incision, a small amount of muscle and fat are removed. 

Temporal brow lift

Dr. Hessler will make incisions at the temples and create smoother brow lines. 

Indirect brow lift

Dr. Hessler will make an incision within the forehead crease, removing excess skin and fat. An indirect brow lift is a great option for patients with a receding hairline, sagging brows, or deep forehead wrinkles.

Endoscopic brow lift

An endoscope (tiny camera) will be implanted via very small incisions along the hairline. The camera allows Dr. Hessler to have perfect precision and does not damage any healthy surrounding tissue. An endoscopic brow lift is the best option for minimal scarring and recovery time. 


After brow lift surgery in the Bay Area, your forehead will be wrapped to reduce swelling. You will need to wear these dressings for a few days following surgery. Patients can usually return to work in 3 to 5 days, and stitches will be removed in 7 to 10 days. For about two weeks, you may experience bruising, swelling, a headache, temporary numbness in the treated area, and nausea. Results will become apparent around four months.

Brow lift candidates

If you’re in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area and you’re considering brow lift surgery with Dr. Hessler, you may be an excellent candidate. Those who make great patients for a brow lift:

  • Are concerned about their expression always looking sad, angry, or tired
  • Dislike their horizontal forehead lines
  • Dislike the wrinkles between their eyebrows
  • May be struggling with vision impairment due to sagging eyelids
  • Are in good general health without major medical conditions
  • Are non-smokers
  • Do not have uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, or bleeding, or blood clotting disorders
  • Have realistic expectations for what a brow lift can accomplish
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Your consultation for a brow lift in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area

If you’re interested in a brow lift in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area, Dr. Jill Hessler is the perfect surgeon for you. She is an award-winning, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has been in practice for over a decade. She currently holds a position as Chair of the Women on the Facial Plastic Surgery committee at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and she has been named Top Doctor numerous times. Under her guidance at Hessler Plastic Surgery, you will experience a team of highly trained registered nurses and staff who make it their goal to take excellent care of you, from your first consultation to your last follow-up. To learn more about brow lift surgery or to schedule a consultation, please contact us

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