Mini-Brow Lift in Washington DC


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.

Procedure Cost


Cost of the endoscopic brow lift ranges $8,500 – $10,000.  Final cost depends on many factors and an in-person consultation is recommended for accurate final pricing. The endoscopic brow lift is a meticulous operation and requires a certain level of skill to perform accurately and safely.  Keep in mind that cost is a reflection of the skill and experience which should never be compromised.


Dr. Rad routinely performs brow lift surgery in combination with, or independently of, Facelift and Open Neck Lift surgery. This 67 year old woman had moderate forehead and eyebrow droop and she was concerned that she appeared to be sad and fatigued. She also had severe superficial sun damage from years of outdoor activities and she desired improvement of her skin texture. Dr. Rad performed a short incision brow lift, Open Neck Lift, SMAS Imbrication Facelift, Facial Fat Grafting, and Upper Blepharoplasty. Dr. Sherber performed intra-operative Pearl Fractional Laser for skin textural improvement.

    Photos are of patients who have given explicit written agreement to have them displayed. For patient privacy reasons, the majority of Dr. Rad’s patients prefer their before/after photos to remain off-line. However, Dr. Rad will be happy to show you, in the setting of a confidential consultation, a series of before/after photos, not displayed here, to address your specific concerns.

    *SHERBER+RAD cannot guarantee specific results. Individual results may vary.

    Mini-Brow Lift Q+A

    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. 

    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.. 

    What Patients Are Saying

    We consulted with three plastic surgeons before choosing Dr. Rad for my 17 year old son’s rhinoplasty and chin implant in March 2017. From the first meeting, we felt confident that Dr. Rad is a skilled, experienced and talented surgeon who pays attention to every detail. He is also a super guy – warm, caring, attentive and welcoming. Everything went smoothly and we are extremely happy with the results. We are very pleased with the whole experience and recommend him without hesitation.

    Esther Alpert | July 2017

    “I would (and have) recommended Dr. Rad to my family and friends. Dr. Rad is extraordinarily talented. He is extremely professional, articulate and patient. He is singularly focused on ensuring the very best results for each of his clients. I put my trust and confidence into Dr. Rad and his interactions with me and the results of my surgery greatly exceeded my expectations.”

    Lisa Kay in Arlington, VA | May 18, 2017

    “I am so grateful I chose Dr. Rad to perform my surgery. From the moment I walked in, I felt at ease & comfortable. The office is very clean & creative. He took time to answer all my questions, I didn’t feel rushed as I did w/ other surgeons I met. His staff was prompt to respond & very friendly. Post surgery I called over a holiday weekend w/ a question & he called me back quickly. It has been an easy recovery & trust him fully. My scars are fading quick & it’s only been 5 weeks! He’s the best!”

    Jennifer W in Germantown, MD | Jun 22, 2017

    “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.”

    KVR in Pennsylvania | Jan 10, 2017

    “My goal was to be a refreshed, happy, more confident version of “me.” As I prepared for surgery I had no unanswered questions and was totally confident about Dr. Rad’s skill and judgment. Interactions with Dr. Rad and his team at the time of surgery and follow up were efficient, and delivered with compassion and kindness. I recommend him without qualification.”

    Cathy in Washington, DC | Dec 04, 2016

    “Had a facelift with Dr. Rad. Not only did he do a magnificent job, but he was extraordinarily attentive and caring when I experienced an acute complication from surgery. He has an outstanding bedside manner. In his office, he never makes you feel rushed. Explains everything carefully. And is all around extremely kind and very talented. I have referred several people to him.”

    Louise in Washington, DC | Nov 21, 2016