Trans-Blepharoplasty Brow Lift in Washington DC


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.

Procedure Cost


The cost of trans-blepharoplasty brow lift is $5,500.  The trans-blepharoplasty incision brow lift requires meticulous skill to create symmetric results. 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 knowledge required to obtain excellent results. Under Dr. Rad’s care your experience is guaranteed to be the highest quality.


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      Trans-Blepharoplasty Brow Lift Q+A

      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. 

      Trans-blepharoplasty brow lift is very safe. The most common complication that can occur is slight asymmetry in brow position. Dr. Rad is extremely meticulous in surgery and the chance of these problems occurring is extremely low. Patients who have had suboptimal results from other surgeons often seek Dr. Rad’s experience for corrective work.

      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