I put botox but my eyebrows both fell down; after mini lift, will this improve?

I put botox but my eyebrows both fail down. The only option I have is to do mini lift. On forehead to rise them up is that right ? But my question is whenever I will do the mini lift for rise eyebrows. After 3 or 4 months whenever the the botox will go I will be able to expression again. Just does t show much the wrinkles on forehead is that right ? Thanks

Doctor Answers 3

Botox vs. Mini Lift

Botox and a Mini Lift address two different problems in different ways.  It's important to understand these differences.

Think of Botox as a preventative treatment for wrinkles.  Botox weakens muscles that tug and pull on skin, creating wrinkles over time.  By keeping those muscles weak, they are unable  pull on the skin and wrinkles do not form.

Remember that Botox is temporary and lasts 3-4 months in most people.  If you are unhappy with your results with your brow dropping, your best option is to wait 3-4 months for the Botox to wear off.  Your eyebrows will eventually go back to their normal position.

A mini-lift is to improve the jawline and get rid of the jowls that form in this area.  A mini lift is a surgery that does exactly what is says: lift.  Mini lifts do not address the eyebrows.  For those people who are looking to have their eyebrows lifted a browlift is the appropriate surgery.  A browlift is performed to lift the brow and forehead to a higher position by elevating these tissues using surgical techniques.

In your case, however, surgery to lift the eyebrows after a Botox treatment is aggressive and unnecessary.  Over time, the eyebrows will return to their natural position after the Botox treatment has worn off.

Careful Botox injections by a facial expert can help avoid your eyebrows dropping in the future.  Be sure to communicate your questions and concerns with your injector in regards to your result.

Best of luck!


Reno Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Put botox but my eyebrows both fell down; after mini lift, will this improve?

 Hi, Botox weakens the muscles that elevate the eyebrows as well as cause the unwanted lines in the forehead.  A facelift, including a minimally invasive SMAS facelift (described below) is meant to decrease the appearance of "jowls" and remove excess fat an skin from the face and or neck.  Since a facelift doesn't dissect across the head and forehead, it will have zero impact on your low eyebrows.  In as early as 1 month, with exercises to try and raise the eyebrows, the effects of the Botox will begin to diminish.  In 3 month the effects will be gone.  There is no need to have any surgery to fix a temporary issue that you have from Botox injections.  A formal Brow Lift is the only procedure that is capable of significantly and accurately lifting and elevating the eyebrows.

  Hi, I have performed facelifts for over 30 years and have performed many minimally, invasive type facelifts.  Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces.  Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front.  Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face.

 If you have "jowls” these are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a SMAS facelift.  The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last).  The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed.

My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face, deep plane, cheek lift and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:

  • very small incisions and no incisions extend or are placed within the hair.
  • minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery ( several days instead of weeks or months with the more invasive type facelifts mentioned)
  • can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
  • no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
  • excess fat can be removed
  • excess skin removed
  • cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
  • most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op

I combine facial shaping with every facelift procedure.  When jowls are present, these should be done in concert and not alone or separately in order to create a naturally, more attractive face.

Hope this helps.


Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Botox & Mini-Facelift

Thanks for your question, and I'm sorry that happened to you w/ the Botox treatment. The mini-facelift will not likely change your eyebrow position. You'd need a brow lift of some variety to change that. However, most of the effects of Botox will be gone by 3 months. I'd wait it out and avoid a big surgery. You should regain all muscle action once the drug is metabolized. I hope that helps you. Best wishes.

Paul J. Leahy, MD
Leawood Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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