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Brow Lift

brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure designed to diminish signs of aging in the face by minimizing creases that develop across the forehead or those that appear high on the bridge of the nose. A brow lift can also reposition a low or sagging brow.

At his Northern Mississippi practice, Dr. Dan Shell performs brow lift surgery in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid surgery, face lift surgery, or skin resurfacing techniques.


The best candidates for brow lift surgery are men and women who are motivated to improve the appearance of one or more of the following conditions:

  • Creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose
  • Deep frown lines that develop in vertical creases between the eyebrows
  • A low or sagging brow that is hooding the upper eyelid and creating a sad, tired, or angry facial expression

Candidates for brow lift surgery are typically between the ages of 40-70 and would like to minimize substantial signs of aging in their brow or forehead region. During your preoperative consultation with Dr. Shell, he will be able to determine if brow lift surgery is right for you based on factors such as current health status, facial bone structure, and skin elasticity.


There are numerous factors to consider before committing to any cosmetic surgery. Below is a list of frequently asked questions associated with brow lift surgery:

What happens after a brow lift?

Following brow lift surgery, it is common for patients to experience temporary numbness, discomfort, swelling and bruising at the site of the incision. As swelling and bruising subside, the results of your brow lift will appear gradually, revealing smoother forehead skin and a more youthful appearance. The recovery process will vary depending upon your unique healing process, but most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within a week of surgery.

Are the results permanent?

The results of a brow lift are more or less permanent. However, the forehead region will still be subject to the normal aging process. Significant fluctuations in body weight may also impact the final results. Adhering to a healthy diet, exercise and skincare routine will increase the probability of long-term results.

What are some of the risks associated with brow lift surgery?

Brow lift surgery is considered to be a safe and effective procedure, but, as with any surgery, there are inherent risks. Dr. Shell and his staff will explain in detail the risks associated with brow lift surgery. Some of the risks include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, and scarring.

Why should I choose Dr. Shell for a brow lift?

During your consultation, Dr. Shell will listen carefully to your concerns, ensuring that all treatments are customized to meet your goals. His practice uses the latest technology in a comfortable and confidential setting. Dr. Shell is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. He is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Are you interested in learning more about brow lift surgery in Northern Mississippi? Dr. Dan Shell is a board certified plastic surgeon with an office in Oxford, MS. Email us or call 662-236-6465 to set up a consultation today.


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