Brow Lift


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Although you may not realize it, the brow can have a big impact on the overall youthfulness of your face. This makes the brow lift one of the most powerful facial rejuvenation procedures available – but if you’re not ready for a full endoscopic brow lift, the temporal brow lift is a quick and comfortable way to look more alert, awake, and refreshed.

The temporal brow lift (sometimes called the mini brow lift or temple lift) focuses on the outer part of the brow. It works by lifting the outer part of the eyebrows when they begin to sag and create hoods on the upper eyelids. It can get rid of heavy, sagging skin on the outer brow and “crow’s feet” wrinkles that sit on the outer part of the eye and temple. The temporal brow lift creates a more lifted look with minimal downtime and natural-looking results.

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Your first step is meeting with an expert double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon to learn more about the temporal brow lift. Dr. David Gilpin is Nashville’s foremost brow lift expert and has decades of experience in performing a variety of facial rejuvenation surgeries. During a consultation, our team will determine whether the temporal brow lift is the best option for your cosmetic goals and natural features.

The best thing to do during your consultation is to ask questions and voice any concerns. Dr. Gilpin strives to build long-lasting relationships with his patients and can provide the most up-to-date information to help you make an informed decision. Dr. Gilpin and our team will also work with you to develop a personalized surgical plan based on your needs and preferences, as well as learn how to make the most of your temporal brow lift results.


  • Sagging outer brows
  • Hooded upper eyelids
  • Crow’s feet


  • Minimal incisions
  • No general anesthesia
  • Reduced downtime

The temporal brow lift can be an excellent option for patients who are looking for rejuvenating, conservative results. If you identify with the following, the mini brow lift may be a great option for you:

  • You have sagging brows near your temples or outer eyelids
  • You have deep crow’s feet or signs of aging in the outer eyes
  • You have hooded eyebrows that fall on your upper eyelids
  • You feel that you look angry, tired, or worn out because of heavy brows

One of the most important considerations for the temporal brow lift is signs of aging between the brows. The temporal brow lift deals with the outer part of the brow near the temples rather than the area between the eyebrows, or the glabella. If you don’t have heaviness between the brows, then the temporal brow lift is a great option. If you do have furrows or deep lines between the brows, then an endoscopic brow lift may be a better option. The mini brow lift is easily combined with other facial rejuvenation options like the upper or lower blepharoplasty or the facelift, as well as non-surgical options like Botox. Dr. Gilpin will assess your look and make a professional recommendation during your consultation.


The temporal brow lift doesn’t require general anesthesia – in fact, you can be comfortably awake depending on the surgical plan you create with the help of Dr. Gilpin. To begin, Dr. Gilpin will create tiny entry points within the hairline near the temples. Through these incisions, Dr. Gilpin can lift the outer brows using a specialized endoscope. Once complete, the incisions are closed and you can return home.


One thing that turns patients away from plastic surgery is the idea that it requires significant downtime or causes visible scarring. It’s normal to want to avoid looking like you’ve had something done or taking time off to recover from surgery. If you want the rejuvenating results of a brow lift but without visible incisions or extensive downtime, the endoscopic brow lift is an exciting new option.

The endoscopic brow lift is an advanced brow lift technique that uses an endoscope, or a small surgical instrument and live feed camera, to lift and tighten the brow. Traditionally, the brow lift uses a larger “open” incision along the hairline, leading to longer recovery because of the greater impact on the surrounding tissues. The endoscopic brow lift uses virtually undetectable entry points to rejuvenate the brow for a younger, more refreshed look.


To learn more about the endoscopic brow lift in Nashville, your first step is meeting with Nashville’s renowned facial plastic surgeon. Our double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. David Gilpin, exclusively performs the brow lift using an endoscope and has decades of experience in cosmetic facial rejuvenation. During a consultation, our team can help you determine the best approach to your anti-aging goals and whether the endoscopic brow lift suits your needs.

A consultation is the best time to ask questions and voice any concerns you may have about plastic surgery and your chosen procedure. Dr. Gilpin and our team are passionate about building a relationship that will help you feel confident in your choice to undergo surgery. You’ll receive a full surgical plan and guidance on how to make the most of your brow lift results – all with the help of our knowledgeable team.



The endoscopic brow lift is one of the most transformative options for aging signs in the upper face. If you identify with the following, you may benefit from an endoscopic brow lift:

  • You feel that you look angry or tired when in a resting state
  • You have hooded brows or need to hold your brows up to put on makeup
  • You have deep lines or furrows on your brow
  • You’ve tried Botox but no longer see the results you want

The lateral brow lift is another option for many patients but the most important consideration for choosing between them is the degree of hooding in the center of the brow. An endoscopic brow lift can rejuvenate the whole brow, lifting it to a more upright position and getting rid of heaviness. For some patients, a lateral brow lift (or mini brow lift) is enough to achieve rejuvenating results. Ultimately, Dr. Gilpin can determine the best surgical approach for your needs. He can also recommend whether your brow lift should be combined with surgical options like upper blepharoplasty or the facelift, as well as non-surgical options like Botox.



Dr Gilpin and his staff are the absolute best and I had an incredible experience with them before, during and after my procedure. They are knowledgeable and caring and I am very grateful for my experience with them!

I cannot recommend Dr Gilpin highly enough. He is so extremely knowledgeable and considerate in making the patient comfortable with all decisions and during the procedure. The nurses go above and beyond to make one feel at ease all along the way. The staff is wonderful! The office is beautiful. My results are amazing! Most of all Dr Gilpin is a true kind and professional surgeon!

Everyone at Gilpin Facial is wonderful! From the front desk, to the nurses to Dr. Gilpin himself. I’ve switched everything involving my skin and face over to their practice and I couldn’t be happier with the results. You will always feel comfortable and they go above and beyond to make you happy. I can’t recommend this place enough!

Every experience with Gilpin Facial Plastics + Aesthetics is better than the last. From the gorgeous location and caring team of skin care professionals, to the meticulous procedures, I always feel so well taken care of.

The team at GFP makes sure I feel secure and confident in my skincare choices and leave me feeling more youthful after every appointment. I wouldn’t trust anyone but Dr. Gilpin, Meredith, and their team to answer my questions and take care of my aesthetics needs.



There are options available for anesthetic during an endoscopic brow lift, and Dr. Gilpin will help you select the right one for your comfort level. Many patients can undergo an endoscopic brow lift while comfortably awake. To begin, Dr. Gilpin will create four small and precise entry points through which the endoscope can be inserted. Dr. Gilpin will use the endoscope to carefully lift and rejuvenate the tissues into their natural position with dissolvable sutures. Once the procedure is complete, you can return home.


You can expect some swelling, bruising, and minor discomfort after your endoscopic brow lift at our accredited private surgical suite. Our team will send you home with detailed aftercare instructions on how to care for your incisions, minimize swelling, and more. It’s essential to keep your head elevated and avoid blood-thinning medications, exercise, and irritating your incisions. During your follow-up, Dr. Gilpin will determine when you can return to normal activities. Most patients return to work within a week.

Swelling will continue to subside over 1-2 weeks – at this point, your results will begin to emerge. You’ll see noticeably smoother, more lifted skin on the upper face that creates a more alert and rested look. Your final results will continue to emerge over the next several weeks as the tissues settle. Dr. Gilpin and our team will help you put together a personalized anti-aging regimen to help you maintain your results for the long term.


The endoscopic brow lift is the next generation of facial rejuvenation. To meet with our double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, contact Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics by calling or filling out our online form.