Can You Raise Your Eyebrows and Lower Your Hairline?

I'm 20 years old and I've always had a big forehad with low straight across eyebrows. I was wondering if you could lift your eyebrows higher into a shape that you wanted . For example, shaping them to look like Megan Fox's eyebrows. I was also wandering if it was anyway possible to lower your hairline to make your forehead appear smaller?

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The answer is YES. A "pre-trichial" forehead lift with a zig-zag bevelled incision following the hairline meticulously will allow the forehead to be shortened and at the same time raise and shape the brows. Further shaping of the brows can be accomplished by threading.

This incision allows the hair to grow through it and makes the incision virtually undetectable.

Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Cosmetic Surgery is an Art and a Science

Katy, raisng the eyebrow and adjusting the hairline are two important goals to accomplish for you. Yes, you can do these at the same time. All the best

Thomas A. Narsete, MD
Denver Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Browlift and Hairline Advancement

A browlift can be performed at the same time as a surgical hairline advancement procedure, shortening the forehead by lowering the hairline, and if desired elevating the eyebrows.  To change the actual size/shape of the eyebrows requires an eyebrow transplant, another procedure with which I have extensive experience.

Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Shorten the forehead

It is certainly possible to shorten your forehead by performing a coronal incision at the hairline,  sewing the scalp forward and downward  and sewing it down firmly.  Then raise the brows, and trim off the extra bald skin.  For examples of this, please refer to our forehead lift  photo gallery on our website

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 143 reviews

Raising the eyebrows while lowering the hairline

Yes, this can be achieved with a pre-trichial forehead lift. This is performed by making an incision along the hairline and removing forehead skin, which brings up the brows and pulls the hairline forward.  

Matheson A. Harris, MD
Salt Lake City Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Raise eyebrows and lower hairline

It is possible to raise the eyebrows and lower the hairline by doing an open browlift where the incision goes at the junction of the forehead skin and hair-bearing scalp. In this way some skin is removed from the upper forehead which shortens a tall forehead and also raises the eyebrows.


As for shaping them to look like Megan Fox's...well that may not happen because it's almost impossible to make someone look like someone else.



James Motlagh, MD
Tyler Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Raising Eyebrows and Lowering Hairline

Many years ago we pioneered and described the trichophyic hairline incision to raise and/or contour the eyebrows and lower the hairline. Hair will grow through and in front of the incision so a patient will have total freedom of hair styling after surgery.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Reduce your high forehead

An anterior hairline incision for a direct forehead lift will lower your hairline and raise your brows- which should help you to get the result you want.

Steven Yarinsky, MD
Albany Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Brow lift issues

Very possibly the eyebrows can be raised and the hariline lowered if one uses an anterior hairline incision for closure.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Hairline Reduction and Browlift

     An incision at the hairline and removal of skin in front of the incision with some undermining of both flaps produces the result you seek.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

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