What you are referring to is a coronal browlift. This procedure is still performed by some surgeons, but is much less popular now. Currently most browlifts are performed using endoscopic techniques. Occasionally open techniques, such as a coronal incision, are still perfomed, but usually with incisions at the front of the hairline not back in the hair as a coronal lift is. We feel the endoscopic technique is superior because the incisions are smaller, the swelling and bruising is less, the risk of scarring is much less, the risk of hairloss is less and the results are reliable and long lasting.
The social recovery for a browlift, ie. the time it takes to get back in the public eye, is 7-10 days. You will still have some swelling at that point, but the bruising and significant swelling will have subsided. The final result from a cosmetic standpoint is 6 weeks to 3 months. The risk of hairloss from an endoscopic browlift is rare and minimal, and in our hands always temporary.
I hope this has answered your questions. Please review our before and after photos and browlift section for more information. We would love to hear from you in person as well.