Brow Lift

Brow Lift with Dr. Subbio

As we age, our brows lose their “lift” and begin to droop down over the upper rims of our eyes. This has the unwanted effect of making us look tired, angry, stern, or unhappy. A subtle lift, through various hidden incisions can take years off of ones face and restore the refreshed look and brightness to one’s eyes.

But what are his results like?

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“I saw a video by Dr. Subbio on RealSelf, and I met with him twice before my explant surgery. He answered every question I had and gave me his cell number for any questions that may pop into my brain. He didn’t try to push me into getting replacements or a lift, tho he did… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio was very polite and kind. His nurse was just as great. I am so excited for the future relationship I have with his practice. I felt respected and just so excited. I was educated on the pros and cons of breast augmentation, he explained between round and shaped silicone breast augmentation and how… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio and his friendly staff immediately put me at ease. They listened to my concerns and offered filler solutions. Dr. Subbio has exquisite artistic talent and an eye for detail. I am thrilled with my results and will certainly return. The office is very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Subbio.”


“My experience with Dr. Subbio was fabulous! As a 52 year old first timer for ANY cosmetic assistance, I was extremely nervous. Dr. Subbio and his staff not only put my mind at ease, but their work is meticulous. What I love the most is the look Dr. Subbio was able to create – softer… Read More »


Brow Lift FAQs

If you have any of the following, a Brow Lift might be a good choice for you:

  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Forehead creases regardless of your facial expression
  • Frown lines, sometimes called “11” lines between your eyes
  • Eyebrows that have lost their arch or have become uneven
  • Furrows across the bridge of your nose

Absolutely! During your consultation, Dr. Subbio will ask you what bothers you about the way you look. Then, he’ll tell you exactly which procedure will give you the results you’re after, and he’ll explain what you can expect. He’ll even hand-draw you a projected result right in the office!

No. A Brow Lift can usually be performed using just a local anesthetic and sedation. While you won’t be fully asleep, you’ll be very relaxed, and you won’t feel any pain. You’ll be groggy afterward, though, so please bring someone along to make sure you get home safely.

An Endoscopic Brow Lift is an advanced technique that only requires 4-6 small incisions above your forehead and hidden by your hair. Dr. Subbio inserts an endoscope and a tiny camera in each incision to allow him to see the muscles and skin. He then tightens and lifts the tissue so that your eyebrows are higher, and lines and wrinkles are smoothed out.

He then closes the incisions with sutures. Temporary staples might also be used to hold your forehead’s new position as you heal.

This is the most popular technique for Brow Lifts today.

The surgery takes about 1-2 hours.

You can expect some swelling and a feeling of tightness for about two weeks. We’ll remove your sutures and any staples about a week after your surgery.

Some people have some bruising after a Brow Lift, but it’s usually minimal and goes away quickly. Women sometimes use makeup to cover it so that they can feel comfortable going out sooner after their surgery, but we ask that you wait at least three days before applying makeup to the area.

There are scars, but they’ll be hidden by your hair. Plus, over time, the scars will flatten and fade.

For the most part, yes, but the area will settle a bit more over a period of months.

Since a Brow Lift only affects the area from the hairline to the eyebrows, some patients get a Facelift as well to handle signs of aging from the cheeks to the jawline. Other procedures that might provide a more comprehensive improvement include:

  • Eyelid Lift to address drooping upper eyelids or bags under the eyes
  • Botox for the small lines around the eyes
  • Dermal Fillers or fat injections for deep folds and wrinkles on the face
  • Laser procedures for the skin’s fine surface lines

A Brow Lift can improve slightly over-hanging upper eyelids. But if that’s your main concern, or the drooping is significant, an Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) is probably a better option for you.

They’re the same thing, so there’s no difference at all.

No. A Brow Lift is an outpatient procedure, so after a short period of recovery time, you can go home the same day.

There are several different conventional Brow Lift techniques. The differences have more to do with the incisions than anything. The incisions can be made at the temples, across the forehead at the hairline, just above the eyebrows, or at the top of the head from ear to ear. The incisions are always placed in discreet places, usually hidden by your hair. Dr. Subbio will never send you home with obvious scars after your Brow Lift.

In every case, the muscles and skin are lifted and tightened. Sometimes, excess skin is also trimmed in order to give you optimal results.

You’ll be anesthetized during your surgery, so you’ll feel no pain. All surgeries involve some discomfort after the anesthesia wears off, though. Most people find that the discomfort after a Brow Lift is minimal, and we’ll give you pain medication to help you get through your recovery as easily as possible. Plus, you can text or call Dr. Subbio at any time with your questions!

Most people go back to work within 10-14 days.

We ask that you refrain from strenuous exercise for about a month.

Yes, but it’s better if you sleep on your back for the first few nights with a pillow under your head to elevate it a bit. That will help to reduce swelling.

They’ll last a long time, but the aging process does continue. Depending on your age when you have the surgery, you may need a revision Brow Lift at some point in your life.

We think there are several reasons! Here are just a few:

  • He gives all his patients his cell phone number. He’ll call you the night after your surgery to check on you, as well as the next morning. And he’ll make sure your recovery is as comfortable as possible.
  • He’s a trained artist, and you’re his canvas. It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.
  • He’s fun! He likes to joke with his patients and put them at ease. Plus, we maintain a small office where we treat our patients like a part of the family.
  • He won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. He’d rather lose your business than sign you up for a procedure he isn’t 100% behind. And if he thinks you need a procedure he doesn’t offer, he’ll recommend a different surgeon for you.
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Meet Dr. Subbio

Subbio Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa is a comprehensive center specializing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Located in Newtown Square across from the beautiful DuPont Farms, Dr. Subbio brings with him over 10 years of training and experience as an Attending Surgeon at the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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Why Subbio?

 It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.

Dr. Subbio is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He was inspired to become a surgeon after learning about plastic surgeons who volunteer their skill and artistic vision to help cleft lip and burn victims in India. Once he became a surgeon, he began volunteering himself, traveling to third world countries to perform procedures.

Dr. Subbio won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. Your safety, well-being, and satisfaction are paramount.