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Overview of Brow + Forehead Lift in Washington

A brow lift, or forehead lift, is a surgical procedure whereby the eyebrows are elevated, the forehead skin is smoothed, and the frown lines are softened. Depending on a patient’s unique needs many different types of brow lift can be performed: endoscopic, mini-brow lift, coronal, and trans-blepharoplasty. Dr. Rad specializes in highly sophisticated brow rejuvenation techniques which he developed while Director of Aesthetic Surgery at Johns Hopkins and which he continues to refine today. Dr. Rad utilizes the full spectrum of brow lift techniques, from endoscopic to short scar to coronal approaches, which Dr. Rad uses to tailor a unique solution to meet each patient’s unique needs.

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Brow + Forehead Lift

Dr. Rad’s approach is unique for each patient, and it combines sophisticated, state-of-the-art techniques to achieve natural and long lasting results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Brow + Forehead Lift Surgery?

People of all ages can benefit from brow lift surgery. With age or by genetics the eyebrows may droop or have an undesirable shape, crowding the eyes and giving the upper face a sad, aged or fatigued appearance. Hyperactivity of the forehead muscle, called the frontalis, causes forehead wrinkling which can lead to deep, permanent forehead furrows.

While Botox is the gold standard for temporary forehead smoothing, only surgical brow lifts can reposition the eyebrows, permanently smooth the forehead and frown lines, and brighten the eyes. In Dr. Rad’s hands brow lifting gives beautiful results at any age and so there is no particular age restriction. The most common reason to undergo brow lift is due to aging of the forehead.

However, genetics and anatomy play a strong role: from a young age some patients have low or heavy brows, asymmetric brow position, wrinkled forehead and frown areas, or a “sad” shape to their eyebrows. Everyone’s anatomy is different which is why it’s important to consult with Dr. Rad in person so that he can tailor the surgical approach to achieve your goals.

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?

Your vision for your results will emerge through detailed consultation with Dr. Rad, meticulous examination of your anatomy, and careful pre-surgical planning. While Dr. Rad’s surgical approach is unique for each patient, the goal of naturalness remains constant.

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How Does Dr. Rad Approach Brow + Forehead Lift Surgery?

The brow lift approach depends on the technique being utilized. In the endoscopic technique, small, hidden scalp incisions are made through which instruments, and a camera for guidance, can be placed to release the forehead tissues and elevate.

The endoscopic technique is suitable for patients who desire eyebrow elevation and do not have excessively wrinkled skin. In the mini-brow lift (also called “short incision”), short incisions are placed along the hairline and allow targeted lifting of the outer eyebrows. Optimal for women who need focused elevation of the outer brows, this technique results in a hidden scar when the hair is worn as bangs.

In the coronal technique, a long incision is placed either along the hairline or at the top of the scalp through which the entire forehead skin can be elevated. Dr. Rad uses this approach for patients in their 60s or older, those who require significant elevation of the eyebrows and/or need corrective work.

If powerful frown lines are your concern and you desire a permanent “Botox effect” then investigate Dr. Rad’s “frown line reduction” technique. Here, Dr. Rad uses hidden incisions within the upper eyelid to access the corrugator muscles and weaken them. Read more about these techniques on their individual pages.

BROW + FOREHEAD LIFT: ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT

An endoscopic brow (aka endobrow) lift when the smallest incisions are needed and a patient does not have excess folds of forehead skin. In this technique a lighted telescope connected to a camera is passed through small incisions the caliber of a drinking straw. Dr. Rad then detaches forehead tissues from the underlying forehead bone and then elevates the forehead skin upwards, and anchors the tissues using an “Endotine”™ device or with suture. The incisions are closed meticulously to leave minimal appearance of the scars.

IS AN ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT RIGHT FOR ME?

The “endobrow” technique is best for young patients (30s and 40s) who do not have excessively wrinkled forehead skin which may require redraping via the “short incision” or the “coronal” technique. Dr. Rad uses the endobrow technique to give women a beautifully arched eyebrow shape, and to give men an evenly elevated eyebrow position. Dr. Rad also uses the technique to subtly shift the hairline up and back for patients with a “short forehead”, i.e. a short distance from the eyebrows to the hairline and who desire improved forehead proportion.

If your hairline has receded and your forehead is long, then an endoscopic brow lift may not be the best procedure for you because it will lengthen your forehead further. Instead, you may benefit from the coronal technique where the forehead can be shortened simultaneously with elevation of the eyebrows. Finally, Dr. Rad can give patients a “permanent Botox” effect by accessing the currugator muscles, which cause frowning, and weaken them.


HOW IS AN ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT PERFORMED?

Surgery is performed under anesthesia for maximum comfort and safety. Dr. Rad first makes small, hidden incisions in the hair-bearing scalp just wide enough to allow passage of long instruments that are the width of a drinking straw. All layers of the forehead above the skull bone are elevated and the tissue attachments of the eyebrows are released. For women, Dr. Rad takes great care to release the lateral eyebrows so as to create a gently upward sloping eyebrow shape. The tissues are then repositioned upward and secured to the underlying forehead bone with suture. Dr. Rad pays careful attention to pre-existing asymmetries in eyebrow position and corrects them. Often one eyebrow is lower than the other thus requiring a certain level of skill in order to achieve symmetry. In addition to eyebrow shaping, Dr. Rad often performs frown muscle weakening so that frown (“number 11”) lines are softened but not frozen. A drain is placed and it is removed the next day.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY AFTER ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT SURGERY?

Endobrow is not appropriate for every patient. Generally patients in their 20s to 40s will benefit most from this technique because younger patients do not have as much forehead skin furrowing requiring skin smoothing techniques such as the mini-brow lift or the coronal techniques. Hidden scars, good eyebrow elevation as well as frown line reduction and smoothing are the main advantages of this approach. Patients also benefit from the relatively short recovery of 4-6 days. If frown line reduction is performed, or extended release of the periosteum (the tissue cover over the skull) is required, then recovery can last up to a week. Because every patient’s healing ability varies, Dr. Rad recommends reserving a few extra days as a “buffer” so that you can return to your normal activities safely and earlier if normal healing permits.

BROW + FOREHEAD LIFT: MINI-BROW LIFT

A mini-brow lift is also known as a “short incision” brow lift. Although scars are short, the technique gives excellent results with hidden scars. It is a tried-and-true approach in Dr. Rad’s hands and he uses this technique for patients of all ages and who have greater “lateral hooding” of eyebrow and eyelid tissues requiring greater lift than what an endoscopic approach can achieve. The mini-brow technique is a highly specialized technique and requires a certain level of skill to avoid visible scars and to achieve perfect symmetry. Not every surgeon is capable of performing it to Dr. Rad’s standard.

IS A MINI-BROW LIFT RIGHT FOR ME?

The “mini-brow lift” technique is best for patients of all ages whose forehead skin is moderately wrinkles. Dr. Rad uses this technique to smooth forehead skin and to elevate the eyebrows by 2-3 mm (a modest elevation). Unlike the endoscopic approach, the mini-brow lift is effective in smoothing wrinkled forehead skin, but it is not effective in changing the position of the hairline or weakening the the frown muscles. To move the hairline position back, the endoscopic is ideal, whereas to move it forward the coronal approach is best.

HOW IS A MINI-BROW LIFT PERFORMED?

Surgery is performed under anesthesia for maximum comfort and safety. Dr. Rad first makes short incisions along the hairline, parallel to the direction of the hair follicles so as to avoid their injury and hairline alopecia (hair loss). Dr. Rad then carefully elevates the skin and fat layer together away from the underlying muscle layer. This is called a “subcutaneous” dissection which allows Dr. Rad to smooth the forehead skin. Dr. Rad elevates tissues all the way down to the eyebrows and releases the attachments along the temples. Once the tissues are adequately mobilized on both sides Dr. Rad elevates the brows upward symmetrically, removes the excess skin and then closes the incisions. Dr. Rad pays careful attention to pre-existing asymmetries in eyebrow position and corrects them. If frown muscle weakening is planned then this is performed through an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid) incision. Depending on the extent of the dissection a drain may be placed and removed the next day.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY AFTER MINI-BROW LIFT SURGERY?

Swelling and bruising are mild and may occur in the upper eyelids because gravity pulls fluid downward. With regular icing and moderation of physical activity swelling and bruising typically resolve in a matter of days. The extent of surgery and variability in each patient’s tissue healing will impact recover and Dr. Rad will guide you. However, Dr. Rad performs the least amount of surgery to achieve the result so you can be sure your recovery is the shortest possible.

BROW + FOREHEAD LIFT: CORONAL BROW LIFT

A coronal brow lift is an in-office surgical procedure in which forehead skin directly above the eyebrows is removed. When performed accurately patients can have beautifully shaped eyebrows with just a few days of down time. With meticulous execution, the incisions remain hidden within the eyebrow hair and forehead wrinkles.

IS CORONAL BROW LIFT RIGHT FOR ME?

The coronal brow lift technique is suitable for patients (1) either desire awake brow lift or who cannot undergo general anesthesia, and (2) for whom incisions can be hidden within full brows and/or who have deep forehead furrows in which the scars can be hidden. Usually patients in their later years are most appropriate. The limitation of this technique is the inability to smooth the entire forehead skin and inability to reduce frown muscle activity. For these reasons the direct approach not the first choice in brow rejuvenation. An in-person consultation with Dr. Rad is crucial to determine whether the coronal approach is right for you.

HOW IS A CORONAL BROW LIFT PERFORMED?

A coronal brow lift surgery is performed awake and under local (injected) anesthesia. Dr. Rad first the brow lift while you are standing upright with your eyebrows relaxed. This is a crucial step to ensure symmetry. The amount of skin removal is determined by the degree of lift and how much asymmetry the brows have. Dr. Rad then makes the incision taking care to preserve the eyebrow hair follicles – this requires exact precision and makes the difference between a scar that is hidden by hair growing through the scar and therefore invisible, versus a visible scar. In fact Dr. Rad often performs corrective work on patients who have had the direct approach but whose scars are visible due to poor surgical technique. Once the tissues are adequately mobilized on both sides Dr. Rad elevates the brows upward symmetrically, and he removes the excess skin. Dr. Rad then closes the incision and checks symmetry both lying and sitting upright. Frown line reduction is not possible through this approach.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY AFTER CORONAL BROW LIFT SURGERY?

Recovery after coronal brow lift is about 5-7 days depending on patient’s unique anatomy and needs. Dr. Rad understands your desire to return to normal social and professional activities and the primary advantage of this procedure is extensive time off is not required. The results of coronal brow lift are immediate and involve mild swelling and bruising. You should avoid heavy lifting, such as at the gym or moving furniture, as well as inversions such as yoga headstands, etc. for 4 weeks.

BROW + FOREHEAD LIFT: MALE BROW + FOREHEAD LIFT

Male brow and forehead lift is a procedure focused on restoring eyebrow and forehead symmetry specifically for men. The surgical approaches are unique given that the male brow and forehead have different anatomy and aesthetics as compared with women.

The male forehead tends to be flatter, and the eyebrow is horizontal in shape, as compared with the upward arch of a woman’s brow. Furthermore, the male brow should overlie the brow bone whereas a woman’s eyebrow should rest just above it. Fullness in the lower forehead, called “frontal bossing,” is a common feature, as well.

Dr. Rad pays meticulous attention to the details of the male brow so that results are optimized.

IS A MALE BROW + FOREHEAD LIFT RIGHT FOR ME?

Male brow and forehead lift should be performed only by Board certified plastic surgeons. Dr. Rad’s technique is not “cookie cutter.” Rather, he tailors his approach according to your unique anatomy and goals. Oftentimes severe asymmetry requires additional reconstructive procedures for correction. An in-person consultation with Dr. Rad is crucial to determine whether male brow and forehead lift is right for you.

HOW IS A MALE BROW + FOREHEAD LIFT PERFORMED?

Dr. Rad first assesses your forehead, hairline and eyebrow anatomy, and the exact placement of the incision to optimize brow, forehead aesthetics and overall facial proportion. Dr. Rad considers eyebrow and facial asymmetry at rest: while you are standing upright with your eyebrows relaxed Dr. Rad takes precise measurements and makes markings while double checking to ensure symmetry. The incision is planned along the hairline, a “pre-trichial” approach, although some of the incision may traverse the hair-bearing scalp. The precise pattern of scar is based on Dr. Rad’s thorough assessment of the ideal aesthetic appearance you’re seeking.

Dr. Rad carefully “bevels” the incision so that hair follicles are preserved and hair growth occurs through the scar thus camouflaging it. Dr. Rad identifies important sensory nerves and protects them to prevent numbness, and he then dissects the posterior scalp to mobilize it forward. If the forehead skin requires smoothing and/or a brow lift is needed, then Dr. Rad elevates the forehead tissues, as well. Frown muscle (Corrugator supercilii) muscle weakening can be performed simultaneously.

Then the artistic aspect of the surgery involves advancing the scalp forward, elevating the brows and smoothing the forehead skin to the perfect position. Dr. Rad makes meticulous adjustments measured in millimeters and, since gravity influences brow position, he checks your brow and forehead symmetry multiple times while you’re upright. Dr. Rad then closes the incision precisely with fine suture.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY AFTER MINI-BROW LIFT SURGERY?

Male brow and forehead lift is an outpatient procedure and recovery lasts about a 1-2 weeks. The results are immediate and minor discomfort, bruising and swelling resolve after a few days. Sutures are removed after 1 week. You should avoid heavy lifting, such as at the gym, or inverted positions, such as yoga head stands, for about 4 weeks but otherwise you may return to normal activities quickly.

BROW + FOREHEAD LIFT: TRANS-BLEPHAROPLASTY BROW LIFT

A trans-blepharoplasty brow lift is a surgical procedure whereby the eyebrow is lifted and arched upward through an upper eyelid incision. Combined with upper eyelid lift and surgical frown line reduction, the trans-blepharoplasty approach can be performed comfortably while awake and recovery is just a few days with minimal discomfort.

IS TRANS-BLEPHAROPLASTY BROW LIFT RIGHT FOR ME?

The trans-blepharoplasty incision brow lift technique is for patients who (1) either desire awake brow lift or (2) who cannot undergo general anesthesia. Dr. Rad customarily performs (1) upper blepharoplasty to brighten the eyes, (2) eyebrow lift to give a ore alluring, confident appearance to the eyes, and (3) surgical frown muscle weakening for permanent frown line reduction. The advantages of this approach are multiple: (1) a well hidden incision in the natural eyelid crease, (2) subtle and natural eyebrow shaping and lifting, (3) it can be combined with frown line reduction and upper eyelid lift.

When the trio of procedures performed with perfect execution eyebrows are beautifully lifted and eyes brightened. Patients of all ages can enjoy an excellent result. The limitation of this technique is the amount of brow lift is less than other techniques such as the coronal approach. Also, smoothing the forehead skin is limited, although frown line reduction is achievable. For these reasons the trans-blepharoplasty approach not the first choice in brow rejuvenation. An in-person consultation with Dr. Rad is crucial to determine whether the trans-blepharoplasty incision approach is right for you.

HOW IS A TRANS-BLEPHAROPLASTY BROW LIFT PERFORMED?

A Trans-Blepharoplasty brow lift surgery can be performed awake and under local (injected) anesthesia. Dr. Rad first assesses your brow position: while you are standing upright with your eyebrows relaxed Dr. Rad makes precise measurements. Because everyone has some eyebrow and facial asymmetry at baseline, Dr. Rad takes careful measurements which is a crucial step to ensure symmetry. Dr. Rad performs the brow lift first, an important step to ensure the correct amount of eyelid skin is removed without risk of creating a “surprised” look. Under local anesthetic Dr. Rad makes the upper eyelid incision, navigates beneath the eyelid muscle (called “orbicularis oculi”) and then elevates tissues away from the periosteum, the strong tissue covering the forehead bone.

Once the tissues are adequately mobilized on both sides Dr. Rad elevates the brows upward symmetrically, and he precisely finds the ideal brow position. Dr. Rad then places absorbable sutures to secure the overlying eyebrow tissues. He checks symmetry multiple times. With the eyebrows in the perfect position, Dr. Rad then measures the amount of upper eyelid skin to be removed, double checks for precision, then removes the exact amount. Following upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Rad identifies the frown muscles (called the “corrugator supercilii”) and weakens it by removing a small segment of intervening muscle. Dr. Rad then replaces the removed segment of muscle with fat so as to surgically disrupt the muscle function. This translates to weak frown movement, i.e. a “permanent Botox” effect. Dr. Rad then closes the incision and checks symmetry both lying and sitting upright.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY AFTER TRANS-BLEPHAROPLASTY BROW LIFT SURGERY?

Recovery after trans-blepharoplasty incision brow lift is about 5-7 days depending on patient’s unique anatomy and needs. Dr. Rad understands your desire to return to normal social and professional activities and the primary advantage of this procedure is extensive time off is not required. The results of trans-blepharoplasty incision brow lift are immediate and involve mild swelling and bruising. You should avoid heavy lifting, such as at the gym or moving furniture, as well as inversions such as yoga headstands, etc. for 4 weeks.

Q+A

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF BROW LIFT?

In Dr. Rad’s hands, brow lift surgery is effective in achieving the following goals: Elevating the eyebrows, Creating a natural arch and peak of the eyebrows (for women), Creating a masculine eyebrow configuration (for men), Smoothing the forehead skin, Eliminating forehead + frown wrinkles + furrows (a “permanent Botox” effect), Elevating upper eyelid skin, Restoring eyebrow symmetry, Lowering or raising the hairline

WHAT IS THE IDEAL EYEBROW SHAPE FOR WOMEN?

The ideal eyebrow shape for women is a gentle upward arch to the outer peak, and then slight arch downward, and the position should be at the eye socket edge (called “superior orbital rim”). Dr. Rad pays attention to these anatomical details to give each patient a harmonious result.

WHAT IS THE IDEAL EYEBROW SHAPE FOR MEN?

The ideal male eyebrow is horizontal and positioned along the eye socket edge (called “superior orbital rim”). The medial (inner) edge of the brow should be aligned with the inner corner of the eye and the outer aspect of the nostril. The outer edge of the brow should be aligned with the outer corner of the eye. These alignments form a triangle that shows proper proportion with the rest of the central face.

WHAT IS BROW LIFT RECOVERY?

Recovery for minimally invasive brow lift procedure is 48-72 hours, whereas for full forehead and brow lift through a coronal approach the downtime can be about one week, possibly longer depending on the extent of the procedures performed. Dr. Rad always endeavors to achieve optimal results with the least down time and we are sensitive to your need to return to normal activities and professional obligations quickly. We recommend an in-person consultation to determine the optimal approach and Dr. Rad will review expectations for recovery time.

CAN DR. RAD CORRECT POOR WORK DONE ELSEWHERE?

Dr. Rad performs corrective work on patients treated elsewhere and who’ve had unsatisfactory results. If the eyebrows are over-elevated, or asymmetrically elevated, then a number of problems can arise. The most common problem is a “surprised look” which occurs when the entire eyebrows are over-elevated. This is caused by exuberant release of the entire forehead tissues and uneven tension when the forehead is lifted. Dr. Rad avoids this by precisely controlling the degree of tissue release and tension. When Dr. Rad corrects this problem cause by another surgeon, he reverses the pull on tissues in order to restore normal eyebrow shape. Other problems that can arise is an angry look or the “Spock brow” caused by over-elevation of the outer brows. This can be a challenge to fix but Dr. Rad has addressed this by releasing the inner aspect of the eyebrows. Finally, a sad appearance can occur when the inner brow is higher than the outer brow. This is caused by exuberant release of the inner brow tissues and inadequate release of the outer brow tissues. This is a common error amongst inexperienced surgeons and which Dr. Rad has extensive experience treating. To correct this, Dr. Rad evaluates the overall position of the brows: if too low, then elevating the outer brows is the approach; if too high, then lowering the inner brow position is effective.

HOW CAN I BE SURE I’LL GET OPTIMAL RESULTS?

Experience is key: as a Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rad has performed thousands of facial cosmetic operations and while Director of Aesthetic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Dr. Rad instructed surgeons-in-training in complex surgical techniques. During your consultation Dr. Rad performs a detailed evaluation of your anatomy, both at rest and during animation (i.e. while engaging in conversation), with precise measurements, photography and aesthetic judgment. Together with you Dr. Rad customizes a highly specific operative plan to achieve the most harmonious, natural results with minimal down time. If you’ve had prior suboptimal results then you’re in the right hands: Dr. Rad routinely performs corrective work on patients who seek his experience following poor results performed elsewhere.

DO I NEED A BLEPHAROPLASTY OR BROW LIFT OR BOTH?

The eyebrow and upper eyelid are intimately related, and for optimal aesthetics, it’s important to address both. If the eyebrow is in a properly elevated position with arched contour, and upper eyelid skin excess is a concern, then upper blepharoplasty is indicated. If, the eyebrows are low, then excess upper eyelid skin may be relieved partially or completely with brow lift. If excess upper eyelid skin is only partially relieved by brow lifting, then combining the two is best. Keep in mind that correct diagnosis is essential and the right approach requires in person evaluation with Dr. Rad.

HOW DOES PRICING WORK?

Pricing has several components: (1) surgery fee (for Dr. Rad’s skill, care and expertise), (2) hospital anesthesia cost (for the board certified anesthesiologist to manage your comfort during surgery), (3) hospital facility cost (to “rent” the operating room and staff time), and (4) implant costs (for example, breast implants, chin or jaw implants, etc.). Dr. Rad performs surgery in a hospital operating room as this is the safest environment where board certified anesthesiologists are involved in your care. While more costly that in-office surgery rooms, this cost is justified to ensure your procedure is as safe as possible. Sometimes we offer concessions for multiple procedures.

HOW CAN I AFFORD SURGERY?

We consider bringing aesthetic surgery cost within financial reach to be a high priority and we have several mechanisms in place to make surgery affordable. (1) We participate with CareCredit, a medical financing company; the most popular plan is our *free* 6 month plan which is *free* since we cover associated financing fees (longer plans up to 60 months incur fees); (2) We offer concessions (discounts) on multiple procedures; and (3) hospital fees are lowered by efficient surgery: Dr. Rad works with a hand-selected team of professionals to lower OR time and associated hospital fees. We appreciate that cost is an important consideration in patients’ decisions to select their surgeons. While there is variability in cost between plastic surgeons, surgeons’ pricing can reflect the surgeon’s expertise, safety measures taken, the quality of your aesthetic results, and the caliber of your overall care.


What are Dr. Rad’s patients saying?

“Dr. Ariel Rad is the finest physician I’ve ever met! I’ve worked with Dr. Rad over the last five years and he encompasses everything you’d hope from a physician and much more. He possesses the highest intellect, sophistication, dedication, and compassion. I can’t say enough about Dr. Rad. Every appointment I’ve had with him has exceeded my expectations. He’s the absolute best! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Ariel Rad to my family and friends for medical care.”

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WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY CONSULTATION WITH DR. RAD?

Our plastic surgery office in Washington DC is centered on your comfort and privacy. You’ll be received by our exquisitely attentive staff, and escorted to your own private cabana wherein you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable while consulting discreetly with Dr. Rad. First Dr. Rad will determine if you are a good candidate for surgery and during your consultation you should decide if Dr. Rad is the right surgeon for you. Credentials are crucial and, in addition to being Board certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Rad is Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins, and he enjoys an impeccable reputation as a top flight aesthetic surgeon. His facial plastic surgery expertise is sought out as one of the best surgeons in Washington DC, northern Virginia and the US.

Your safety is Dr. Rad’s primary concern and he will review your medical history. You should inform Dr. Rad of any medical problems or medications that may affect your healing. If you are medically appropriate to undergo surgery then Dr. Rad’s focus will be to understand what specific aesthetic concerns you have. Washington patients expect natural results with minimal downtime. Dr. Rad will spend time carefully listening to your concerns, asking clarifying questions and then masterfully guiding you, step by step, to understand how your unique anatomy can be improved to convey a rested appearance. Dr. Rad’s goal is to determine the most comprehensive approach for long lasting, natural results while minimizing downtime. Dr. Rad first needs to understand your specific concerns and you should prepare your thoughts prior to your consultation. Think of words that convey how you feel about your appearance. For example, Washington DC patients often say they look fatigued, tired or lackluster because of undereye bags or dark undereye circles, or they look sad, upset or disinterested such as from heavy eyebrows, excess skin above the eyes or downturned corners of the mouth. Patients often relate concerns of looking older than how they feel and this can be caused by jowls, nasolabial folds, loose neck skin, lines and wrinkles. Try to put into words how your appearance bothers you, and the priority you give to each area. Dr. Rad will then present to you his expert opinion about which procedures would be best to restore your anatomy to create a rested and refreshed appearance. In addition to surgery oftentimes patients can benefit from other procedures such as brow lift, eyelid lift, facial fat transfer, or rhinoplasty. And since surgery is intricate Dr. Rad will guide you through a stepwise approach of aesthetic analysis and he’ll deliver his recommendations in a clear and honest manner. Dr. Rad will present all options available in modern day surgery, both non-surgical and surgical.

Dr. Rad and Board certified dermatologist Dr. Sherber often collaborate to optimize patients’ results and to minimize invasiveness. As such Dr. Rad’s modern approach to surgery harnesses the power of both dermatology and plastic surgery as both specialities address different aesthetic challenges. For example, plastic surgery is effective to lift, tighten and volumize loose, atrophied tissues, whereas dermatologic treatments such as laser, radiofrequency tightening and skincare are best to improve skin texture, pigmentation and tone. Dr. Rad can address any concerns regarding skin quality and how to obtain and maintain optimal results.

Dr. Rad will review with you photos of his patients’ results (many of which you’ll not find online due to privacy concerns) to highlight his aesthetic approaches and skill. He will take your photographs, which remain confidential, to assist with the planning of your surgery. For your safety Dr. Rad performs surgery in a hospital-based operating room, considered to be the safest environment, rather than in the office. Anesthesia is delivered by a board certified anesthesiologist (MD) and you’ll be under light anesthesia which is important for your safety and comfort.

You will receive a customized quote for the procedures in which you’re interested. Once approved we may then move forward with pre-operative preparations and you will meet with Dr. Rad again at your final in person consultation prior to surgery. Dr. Rad’s reputation as one of the most technically gifted surgeons attracts patients nationally and from around the world. We cater to patients from across the globe by arranging virtual consultations, luxury accommodations at The Jefferson hotel, Washington’s most luxurious 5 star boutique hotel, as well as private nursing care. Your privacy, comfort and safely achieving exceptional results are our top priorities.

About your Washington surgeon

Dr. Rad’s credentials, results and patient reviews speak for themselves. Princeton (magna cum laude) and Duke University educated, Dr. Rad is a Johns Hopkins trained board certified plastic surgeon and Assistant Professor of plastic surgery there. Dr. Rad has performed thousands of aesthetic facial surgeries and he specializes in minimally invasive, scarless approaches featuring minimal downtime. He is ranked in the top 3 plastic surgeons in DC, has the highest patient ratings across all doctor review websites and has been an invited expert in international conferences teaching his techniques to surgeons from around the world. Dr. Rad’s patients seek to look refreshed and rested with natural results, minimal scars and the least downtime. He has innovated scarless techniques due to his patients’ needs for discretion and hidden evidence of surgery. Dr. Rad has membership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Through rigorous written and oral examinations, these national societies have vetted Dr. Rad’s education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct as having met the highest standards in the world.

What is the cost of Brow + Forehead Lift in DC?

The cost of a brow lift procedure depends on many factors: the type of brow lift, whether it is performed in-office or in a hospital-based OR, and the quality/skill of the surgeon. At Dr. Rad’s Washington DC practice, the cost of brow lift surgery ranges from $3,500 for in-office coronal brow lift to $14,000 for complex brow lift, reconstruction or corrective work after prior unsatisfactory work. While total cost increases when combined with other procedures, surgery is cost-effective when multiple procedures are combined. Cost is a reflection of the skill and experience required to obtain excellent results. Under Dr. Rad’s care your experience is guaranteed to be the highest quality.

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