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San Francisco Brow Lift

Scowling, frowning, or too much time squinting in the sun can take a toll on the skin and muscles of your brow. They may begin to sag, making your eyes look tired. Furthermore, many people are genetically predisposed to brows that descend over time. Heavy looking brows can make you appear tired, angry and older than you are. A brow lift is not only able to improve the excess skin on the outside of your eyes, but it also positions your brows into a more aesthetically pleasing position.

Dr. David Sieber not only has extensive training in all of the latest facial rejuvenation techniques, but he also has a deep understanding of anatomy and how each element of the face interacts with one another. His goal with any brow lift surgery is to deliver a natural-looking, lifted brow that will restore a rested, youthful, and brighter look to your face.*

Brow lift surgery is commonly performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation surgeries such as a facelift, neck lift, and upper and/or lower blepharoplasty.

Brow Lift Improvements

A brow lift can improve:*

  • Excess skin on the outside of brows
  • Low position of brows
  • Shape of brows

Quick Facts

  • Length: 2 hours
  • Anesthesia: General
  • Inpt/Outpt: Outpatient unless part of a larger facial rejuvenation procedure
  • Side Effects: swelling, temporary hair loss, numbness
  • Recovery: 1 week

To find out more about a brow lift with Dr. David Sieber at Bay Area Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sieber, call us today at: 415-915-9000 or schedule a consultation here.

Brow Lift Technique

During your initial consultation, Dr. Sieber will evaluate the skin and muscles of your forehead in order to determine which brow lift technique best fits your facial anatomy as well as your desired outcome. Choosing the right brow lift technique for you will depend largely on the height and shape of your forehead. There are 3 main types of brow lift surgery:

  1. Endoscopic Brow Lift:

    In this technique, minimally invasive incisions are made within and behind your hair line. A camera is then inserted and used to guide Dr. Sieber as he releases and repositions your brow to a more optimal position.* Because there are only a few small incisions, this type of brow lift is best in patients with thinning hair and/or normal height foreheads.

  2. Hairline Brow Lift:

    In this technique, an incision is made along your hair line through which your brow is repositioned. This type of brow lift is best for patients with a long forehead.

  3. Coronal Brow Lift:

    In this technique, an incision is made behind the hairline. This technique is best for patients with normal or low hairlines as there will be a slight lengthening of your forehead with this technique. Coronal brow lifts are able to offer the greatest degree of improvement in brow position.*

Brow lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure unless it’s included as part of facial rejuvenation surgery, in which case, Dr. Sieber may recommend an overnight stay. All of this will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.

Preparing for Brow Lift Surgery

As with any major surgery, all medications and supplements which cause an increased risk of bleeding should be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery. Please see our list of medications and supplements to avoid. As always, make sure to check with your doctor before stopping any medications.

Recovery from Brow Lift Surgery

After brow lift surgery, you will notice some swelling in and around your eyes. This typically resolves within 48-72 hours. Dr. Sieber recommends that his brow lift patients sleep in an upright or semi-recumbent position for the first 1-2 days following surgery to help reduce post-operative swelling. Your skin incisions will be closed with staples that are hidden within your hairline. These will remain in place for 2 weeks before being removed at your post-operative visit. If you are only having a brow lift then you can return to work within a week. You may notice some loss of sensation in your hairline and forehead. This is normal and typically resolves within the first couple of weeks to months following surgery.*


Q: How do I know which type of brow lift is best for me?

A: During your initial consultation with Dr. Sieber, he will advise you on the best type of brow lift for your face and your goals. There are many factors to consider such as your gender, height of hairline, and whether the brow lift is occurring alone or as a part of facial rejuvenation surgery.

Q: I have extra skin on the outside of my brows which makes me look tired. Does a brow lift help remove that?

A: If you have excess skin on the outside of your brow, a brow lift can help lift that skin.* You may need an upper eyelid lift as well. When Dr. Sieber sees you during your initial consultation, he will be able to advise you on the best treatment plan to address your needs.

Q: My hair is thinning in some areas. Will my incisions be visible?

A: Dr. Sieber takes a patient’s hairline into consideration when planning a brow lift surgery. He also takes great care to close your incisions as best as possible so that you heal with a fine scar.*

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.


I couldn’t be more pleased and excited about the refresh Dr. Sieber did on my face using a combination of botox and fillers. I had a baby a year ago and my face looked completely deflated. It felt to me that I looked like I had aged 5 years instantly by having a baby over 40. Dr. Sieber looked closely at my face and listened to my desires and fears in terms of the results I was seeking. I really liked that he took a conservative approach and followed up to check in and tweak things once the fillers and I had time to settle in.*

Dr. Sieber is a caring, friendly and talented doctor. I had two long consultations (free of charge) before scheduling my BBL (Brazilian butt lift). The staff and Dr. Sieber made me feel calm and relaxed the day of surgery. The results are amazing. Dr. Sieber understands a woman’s body and totally changed the shape of mine. I could not recommend him highly enough. I now go to him for my Botox and Juvederm.*

Dr. Sieber was fantastic throughout the entire process. From the beginning, he was patient with my questions and never made me feel pressured about making a decision. Once deciding that I was going to move forward with a breast augmentation, he made sure that I understood the process of the procedure and what I could expect post-surgery. I could not be happier with the results!*

Dr. Sieber is the best. I interviewed with numerous doctors. He pays close attention to detail. He called and checked on me and my results on a regular basis. My tummy procedure exceeded my expectation.*

Dr Sieber was very kind, knowledgeable and patient. He was able to answer all of my questions and put me completely at ease during the consultation as well as during the actual procedure. He made sure that I understood each part of the process which went a long way in alleviating my fears…after all, this is my face!*

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results. All images feature models except for before and after images.

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Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*

Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*

Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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