The forehead is one of the first areas of the body to showcase signs of premature aging. Patients who are displeased with emerging lines and sagging skin can reverse them with brow lift. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rudy Coscia frequently performs brow lift to smooth the forehead skin and restore a youthful arch to the eyebrows. His expertise at this and other facial surgeries makes him a popular choice among patients who would like to combine brow lift with another surgery. Here, he describes which surgeries are popular to combine with brow lift, as well as why they choose to do so.


Facelift is the quintessential plastic surgery procedure, practically synonymous with plastic surgery itself. The objective of a facelift is to rejuvenate the face by minimizing the appearance of marionette lines, removing skin that dangles from the neck and reducing jowls that round the jawline. Dr. Coscia uses advanced techniques that move the underlying tissue in a way that avoids leaving the skin with an overly tight and unnaturally “pulled” look.

Facelift focuses exclusively on the neck and lower portion of the face. It does nothing address the many lines that form above and around the eyes. For that reason, many patients choose to combine facelift and brow lift to rejuvenate the upper and lower halves of their face more uniformly.

Eyelid Lift

With age, the upper eyelids are prone to drooping as sagging skin on the brow weighs down the eyelid. Dr. Coscia can provide guidance as to whether eyelid surgery or brow lift is more appropriate to deal with this problem — the answer often depends on the patient. He may also suggest combining the surgeries to maximize the results.

Paired together, blepharoplasty and brow lift can reinvigorate the forehead and eyelids more completely. The combined result is eyes that look happier and better rested, particularly when the face is making a neutral expression. In tandem, these results also usually last longer.

A Variety of Other Procedures

Facelift and eyelid lift are the most frequent combinations with brow lift, but they are far from the only options. Throughout his career, Dr. Coscia has also performed brow lift in conjunction with chin augmentation, rhinoplasty and body procedures like liposuction or breast lift. The point of any cosmetic procedure is to assist patients in feeling like a better, more confident version of themselves. Surgeries that collectively achieve that goal are (usually) appropriate to combine. Combining surgeries also allows patients to overlap their recovery times and save on anesthesia costs.

To learn more about brow lift from Granite Bay and Sacramento’s top-rated face surgeon, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Coscia today. You may call 916-773-5559 for his Granite Bay office and 916-929-1833 for his Sacramento office.

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