What Can a Brow Lift do for You?

This surgical technique effectively brightens the face by addressing sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and drooping eyebrows. By skillfully lifting and repositioning the brow, a brow lift in La Jolla restores a more youthful and refreshed look, contributing to a harmonious facial profile. A renewed and captivating you could be revealed through the artistry of a brow lift, guided by the expertise of Dr. Bolitho.

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Dr. Glynn Bolitho has Decades of Experience and Skill

When it comes to one of your most important features—your face—you need a plastic surgeon who settles for nothing less than high-quality results presenting natural, youthful beauty. Dr. Bolitho is known for providing excellent outcomes to clients for nearly 30 years.

  • Board-certified in plastic surgery in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and South Africa
  • Skilled, credentialled aestheticians and board-certified anesthesiologists
  • Highest levels of safety and patient care
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A Brow Lift Results in an Impactful Transformation

The benefits of a brow lift in La Jolla are many. This procedure produces numerous rejuvenating enhancements:

  • Youthful Refresh: Elevates sagging eyebrows, reducing the appearance of aging and tiredness.
  • Smoothing Wrinkles: Minimizes deep furrows and lines across the forehead.
  • Enhanced Brow Arch: Restores a more defined and aesthetically pleasing brow shape.
  • Brighter Eyes: Elevates the brow, opening up the eyes and creating a more alert, vibrant look.
  • Harmonious Balance: Achieves facial harmony by addressing asymmetry and restoring proportion.
  • Confident Presence: Enhances self-assurance by showcasing a revitalized, rejuvenated facial expression.
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How a Natural-Looking Brow Lift is Accomplished

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, addresses sagging eyebrows and forehead wrinkles through precise incisions and the removal of excess skin. Here's a rundown of how a brow lift is performed:


In this key step of the process, Dr. Bolitho will go over what you want to accomplish and map out precisely what incisions need to be made to achieve that.


You'll receive either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

Incision Placement

Small incisions are made either along the hairline or within natural forehead creases, ensuring minimal visibility.

Tissue Adjustment

The forehead skin is lifted, and underlying tissues are repositioned to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Excess Skin Removal

Any surplus skin is trimmed, contributing to a rejuvenated and taut forehead.

Incision Closure

Precise sutures or clips are used to close the incisions, resulting in minimal scarring.


Expect some initial swelling and bruising, but this will lessen over the next few weeks.


Regular postoperative appointments will allow Dr. Bolitho to monitor your progress and provide guidance throughout healing.

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Brow Lift Recovery

Immediately After Surgery

  • Rest: Expect swelling and bruising. Keep your head elevated.
  • Bandages: Usually removed within a few days.

First Few Days

  • Pain Management: Use prescribed pain medications.
  • Activity Restrictions: Avoid strenuous activities.

First Week

  • Swelling/Bruising: Peak and then subside with cold compresses.
  • Sutures: Removed within 7-10 days.
  • Follow-up: Attend scheduled appointment.

Weeks 2-3

  • Reduced Swelling: Resume light activities and work.
  • Gradual Activity Increase: Avoid strenuous exercises.

Weeks 4-6

  • Healing: Swelling and bruising continue to decrease.
  • Scar Care: Use recommended creams.

Months 2-3

  • Full Recovery: Most swelling gone, final results visible.
  • Long-term Care: Follow surgeon’s advice for maintaining results.

Tips for Smooth Recovery

  • Follow Instructions: Adhere to surgeon's guidelines.
  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water.
  • Healthy Diet: Support healing with nutritious foods.
  • Avoid Smoking/Alcohol: They can impede healing.

Contact your surgeon if you have any concerns during recovery.

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Looking for Results Only an Expert can Deliver?

Dr. Bolitho is quadruple board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery having achieved certification in the U.S. and internationally. He has developed his brand of high-quality, aesthetic results over decades of continuing to learn the latest advancements and expand his skill set. He has completed numerous residencies and fellowships during his tenures at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Oxford’s Radcliffe Infirmary in the U.K., Emory University in Atlanta and UCSD. Dr. Bolitho’s operating suite meets or exceeds stringent national standards for safety and credentialled staff. Nothing is more important to him than ensuring the safety of patients in order to deliver the best results possible.

Brow Lift FAQ

Can a brow lift improve my vision?

Yes, in some cases, a brow lift can elevate drooping eyebrows that might be causing a visual obstruction. By lifting the brows, it can improve the field of vision, especially if the sagging skin was affecting how high you could comfortably open your eyes.

How soon after a brow lift can I resume wearing glasses or sunglasses?

Typically, you can start wearing glasses or sunglasses again once the initial swelling has gone down and your surgeon gives you the go-ahead, usually around 1-2 weeks after surgery. It's essential to ensure that any pressure from the glasses doesn't interfere with your healing incisions.

Will a brow lift affect my ability to make facial expressions?

Modern brow lift techniques aim to provide natural-looking results that allow for normal facial expressions. Your surgeon will consider muscle movement and carefully plan the procedure to avoid impairing your ability to express emotions effectively. Temporary changes in sensation or movement may occur but usually resolve as you heal.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Bolitho to Discuss What You Envision for Your Outcome

Dr. Bolitho spends as much time as needed with every client through every step of their procedure—from consultation to patient care after the procedure. He understands that clients need to fully understand their options and how the results they are looking for will be obtained. This is how he has built the long-term client relationships that he so values. Contact our offices today to schedule a time to consult with Dr. Bolitho about what a brow lift could do for you.

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