Temporal 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 Temporal Brow Lift Consultation with Dr. Gilpin

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



Investing in your confidence is a big step, and your choice of facial plastic surgeon should reflect it. We offer a premier, luxury environment where you can focus on yourself.

With the help of our professional and knowledgeable team, you can begin your journey toward a more confident you. We’ll take every step to ensure you feel comfortable, pampered, and acknowledged. Begin your refined and cultivated experience here at Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics.

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.

What Happens During a Temporal Brow Lift?

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.


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.

Lateral Brow Lift Results and Recovery

After your temporal brow lift at our accredited Nashville surgical suite, you can expect some minor soreness, swelling, and bruising. You’ll receive detailed surgical instructions from our team including keeping your head elevated, avoiding blood-thinning medications, and more. Dr. Gilpin will give you a personalized recommendation on when you can return to daily activities and exercise. Most patients can return to work within a week, but your downtime can depend on whether you work a physical job or an office-based one.

It takes 1-2 weeks for swelling to subside, at which point your results will begin to be visible. You’ll see a more lifted, defined look around the brows and temples with a reduction in heavy skin that sits on the eyelids. Over the next several weeks, your final results will continue to refine. Dr. Gilpin and our team will help you explore ways to ensure your results last for many years to come.

Schedule a Consultation

The temporal brow lift is an excellent option if you’re looking to lift and refine your brow. To learn more, contact Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics by calling our Nashville, TN office or filling out our online form.


Can a brow lift be done under local anesthesia?

The majority of our surgical procedures are performed using MAC anesthesia. This alternative to general anesthesia provides twilight sleep for patients in which they are able to breathe on their own, but they do not feel or remember anything afterward. In addition to IV anesthesia, Dr. Coan is an expert in utilizing local anesthetic to minimize immediate post-operative pain and discomfort.


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