Brow Lift in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

A Younger Looking Face, A More Confident You

Introduction to Brow Lift

Brow Lift Chicago, IL

A Chicago brow lift (eyebrow lift) is a procedure performed to lessen wrinkles and creases in the forehead to make patients look more youthful and feel better about their appearance.

While plastic surgeons often perform brow lift procedures on people between the ages of 40 and 70, it can sometimes be ideal for younger men and women who have experienced premature aging.

For utmost benefits, you can complement eyebrow lifting surgery with a facelift, chemical peel, or blepharoplasty, depending on your goals. An endoscopic brow lift is a minimally invasive procedure that produces noticeable results.

Am I a candidate?

Treatment Type

Cosmetic Surgery

Treatment Time

1-2 Hours


Local or General Anesthesia

Back to Work

7-10 Days

Total Recovery Time

4-6 Weeks

Duration of Results

10 Years

# of Treatments


What Is a Brow Lift?

Brow lifting surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on your preference and overall health. The operation takes approximately one to two hours, and you can return home the same day.

During your brow lift procedure, your surgeon will make several small cuts in your scalp, allowing the insertion of an endoscope and other small surgical instruments. Next, they will lift your forehead skin, while removing excess muscle, fat, and skin to give your brow a younger-looking appeal. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Lu may use temporary sutures or screws to keep the muscle and skin in place throughout the healing process.

Lastly, Dr. Lu will close the incisions and fit a bandage around your head. You can expect to have stitches or staples removed within a week, and screws removed in two weeks.


Used to Treat

Forehead creases

Furrowed or saggy eyebrows

Sagging skin

Excess skin

Aging, saggy or puffy eyelids

Brow asymmetry


Benefits of Brow Lift

  • Brow lifts can help you achieve a younger, rejuvenated, more alert look with just one relatively quick procedure.
  • Brow lifts are highly customizable and can be performed with other anti-aging procedures as well. You and your doctor will come up with a personalized treatment plan that works for you.
  • Brow lifts can be performed within the Vernon Hills office of RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, and patients can return home that same day.
  • Though brow lifts are generally performed on patients aged 40 to 70, we can do the procedure on younger patients who show premature signs of aging.

How it Works

The Consultation

At RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, each initial patient consultation is different.

Depending on your needs, desired treatments, areas of concern, and simply who you are as a patient, we will schedule you with an actual treatment provider to discuss your goals, budget, and more. During this appointment, we will go through before & after photos, your medical history, and any questions you might have. Only then can we make a recommendation for which procedures or treatments may be right for you and why. We will be sure to educate you on how the treatments work, including what to expect during and afterward.

What Does a Brow Lift Do?

Brow lifts are excellent surgical procedures that assist in minimizing the appearance of forehead wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful appearance and a new sense of confidence. Dr. Lu will create a customized plan based on assessing your body and personal goals to achieve the best results.

What to Expect During Brow Lift Recovery

After your eyebrow lifting procedure, bruising typically lasts about 10 days. Most patients are comfortable returning to work or their daily routine within two weeks. Dr. Lu offers numerous strategies to shorten downtime and get you back into your active life as quickly as possible. These include diet recommendations, nutritional supplements, and other therapies that he’ll explain during your consultation.

Dedicated to your care

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Brow Lifts

 Brow Lift near you

Consult With Your Vernon Hills, North Shore, and Chicago Brow Lift Doctor

If you would like to learn more about getting an endoscopic brow lift or any of our other cosmetic surgery options, call now to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ritacca at (847) 367-8815. You can find us at 230 Center Drive in Vernon Hills.

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Happy patients


Amazing service every time, Dr. Lu has truly been amazing and I couldn’t be happier with my results!! Highly recommend.
-Arlette Raudales
Nurses very attentive and Dr. Lu was very interested in my needs and concerns!
-Ricardo Carranza
This has been a truly life changing experience! I am more happy and excited to see what my body can now do, but more importantly look like. Dr. Lu and the team are life changers! The staff is above and beyond friendly and helpful!
-Nelson Jefferson

Dr. Lu and his staff were professional, efficient and very friendly throughout the entire process. They addressed any concern I had and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed with any appointment and they made me feel like I was a priority.

On the day of the surgery, any nerves I had were reassured by the professionalism and experience Dr. Lu and his staff demonstrated. It was great getting a text from Dr. Lu the next day to see how I was doing, and knowing I could text him any time with concerns or questions.

I would highly recommend Dr. Lu for any cosmetic surgery, he’s the best in the area. I had gone to a plastic surgeon a couple years ago in Schaumburg and I had a totally different experience. The staff there seemed ‘bothered’ with questions I asked and the doctor made some troubling comments when I had expressed some concerns about my results. So when I met Dr. Lu, I knew I was making the right choice to have him do my surgery.

-Dru Hay

Dr Lu and his associates are wonderful and always explain everything in detail. They took time to answer all my questions and my surgery results look better than I anticipated.
-Nina Whittaker

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