Brow Lift (Forehead and Eyebrow Lift)

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift is a surgical operation to elevate the eyebrows. The underlying muscles can be trimmed reducing frown lines.  A brow lift cannot improve puffy lower eyelids or crow’s feet lines. See eyelid correction surgery and wrinkle reducing treatments for more information on these treatments.

Considering Brow Lift Surgery?

There are two types of brow surgeries that  maybe suitable for you:

Coronal Eyebrow Lift

This involves a cut which will run from one ear, up across the top of your scalp and down to the other ear. If your hairline is receding, or you have little hair, you can choose to have the incision line follow your current hairline or natural skull bone pattern to minimise the visibility of any scarring.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

A more modern technique that uses an endoscope (miniature camera)  inserted beneath the skin to relay images back to a screen. 5 small incisions are then made as close to your hairline as possible resulting in less scarring and less downtime after the surgery.

How will it impact your life?

You may find that you suffer with headaches due to excessive muscle contraction, eyebrow lifts trim the muscles and can be used to treat this. By having this procedure, it can produce a more youthful and fresh appearance, increasing your confidence.

Is Brow Lift surgery right for you?

With a coronal brow lift procedure, once the cut is made, underlying tissue and muscle from your forehead is removed or altered to create a smooth appearance. The skin is then gently elevated raising the position of your eyebrows. Your surgeon will be able to see your frown muscles and reduce them as appropriate.

Having an endoscopic brow lift entails having five small incisions made in your hairline — normally one in the centre, and two either side of the centre. These are situated within your hair line and will be almost un-noticeable. The endoscope allows your surgeon to view the area without cutting across your scalp as in a coronal eye brow lift. The endoscopic procedure results in less scarring and a quicker recovery.

After your surgery and beyond…

Soreness and some pain may be felt around the incision point. This may give way to an itching sensation around the incision area which could last for as long as six months. You should also expect some bruising and swelling of the forehead.

You can expect to return to social activities within one to two weeks of your surgery. Some swelling may remain for 1-2 months following surgery. Following surgery your eyebrow will slowly descend with gravity over time in the normal way.

The next step

We always encourage people to do as much research as they can when considering cosmetic surgery, so for more information on brow lift surgery: