The surgical team begins the brow lift surgery by tying your hair with rubber bands in front of and behind the incision area. Your head will not be shaved, although hair immediately in front of the incision line may need to be trimmed.
For most brow lift surgery patients, the incision will start at about the level of your ears and run across the top of your forehead. If you have a high or receding hairline, the incision may be made just at your hairline to avoid making your forehead appear even higher. By wearing your hair down on your forehead, most such scars become relatively inconspicuous. If you are bald or balding, a mid-scalp incision may be recommended so the resulting scar follows the natural junction of two bones in your skull.
Forehead skin is then carefully lifted so portions of muscle and excess tissue can be removed. Any excess skin at the point of incision will also be removed. The incision will be closed with stitches or clips. Your face and hair will be washed to prevent irritation and the rubber bands will be removed from your hair. The incision may be covered with a gauze padding and your head may be wrapped with an elastic bangage.