Is There a Way of Not Losing Hair After a Brow Lift (Or Eyebrow Lift)) for a Young Patient?

Is There a Way of Not Losing Hair After a Brow Lift (Or Eyebrow Lift)) for a Young Patient?

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Brow lift without hair loss

Although any time an incision is made in hair-bearing skin there is a risk of hair loss, if proper technique is used the incidence of hair loss is quite low.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Scarless browlift

The best way to not have hair loss is not to have any incisions in the hair.  We've trademarked a procedure called the "Invisiline" that addresses this issue.  Through an eyelid incision, the brows are lifted "retrograde" and any redundant upper eyelid skin is treated simultaneously.

David Alessi, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Brow Lifts and Forehead Lifts without Hair Loss

Yes,  most brow and forehead lifts are accomplished without hair loss. 

There are about 6 different types of brow lifts or forehead lifts that I perform on a regular basis.  Each patient's goals and physical features allow for a customized approach.  Most of these approaches do not involve any hair loss.

Best wishes,

Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS

Madison, WI



Mark J. Lucarelli, MD
Madison Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Brown lift or forehead lift and hair loss

when carefully performed the scars should heal well with minimal loss.  on occasion there may be some temporary loss or changes which should improve with time

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Avoiding Hair Loss after Browlift

With a coronal brow lift, hair is always lost because scalp is removed. With other browlift techniques hair loss is rare, but your biggest concern should be the effect of the operation on your hairline position. With the endoscopic and coronal approaches the hairline is elevated; that is why we developed the Irregular Trichophytic Hairline Incision to maintain or improve the hairline position with browlifting (this is described on our website). Of course, young men must be concerned about future male pattern baldness.

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

You do not lose any hair with a brow lift.


There are several ways to do a brow lift, depending on the anatomy.  But there is no hair loss with any of the techniques. That would be a complication.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Browlift without hair loss

A brow lift can be done through an eyelid incision . It can also be done at the hairline or from above the hairline with an endoscopic approach .

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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