Medically reviewed by The Harley Medical Group Clinical Governance Board, Chaired by Simon Smith (Medical Director & Consultant Surgeon) May 2022.

About Brow Lift Surgery for Men

It is not uncommon for the skin above our eyes to start to droop as we get older, causing what is often referred to as the hood effect, and this make eyes look tired and the face look old. Brow lift surgery is a simple procedure carried out to lift the area directly above the eye, opening up the eye area and making the face look younger. It involves lifting the brow itself and tightening the muscles which have been stretched over time, as well as tightening any loose skin in the area and reducing excess fatty tissue. While brow lift surgery is often performed for purely cosmetic reasons, drooping brows and upper eye lids can affect vision in the most extreme of cases and this can be a quick and simple way to rectify the situation.

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There are many reasons why people choose to have brow lift surgery:

  • Drooping eyebrows giving the face a tired or sad appearance and making you look older
  • Severe cases of drooping brows can affect vision
  • Fleshy brow or one that is naturally lined which sometimes gives the face an overly severe or aggressive look
  • To look more youthful and attractive


The final decision will be made between you and your Cosmetic Surgeon. The procedure is most suitable for those patients with a drooping brow causing a hooded effect which in extreme examples may affect vision

The Harley Medical Group has been committed to providing excellence in Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical Solutions in the UK since we were established. During this time, we have developed a full understanding of the many reasons why people have Cosmetic Surgery and how it can improve how they feel about themselves. For more information see our guide Choosing your Cosmetic Surgery Provider

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Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or click through to book online.

The benefits of Brow Lift Surgery

  • Increased overall self-confidence
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Look more youthful and rejuvenated
  • Correct the asymmetry of the forehead and eyebrows

Facts about Brow Lift Surgery

  • More and more men are having brow lift surgery.
  • This procedure requires an overnight stay in hospital.
  • The recovery is 10 to 14 days.
  • 2 different types of Brow lift Surgery (Open Brow Lift and Endoscopic Brow lift).
  • Brow lift procedure can be combined with other surgical procedures, particularly eye bag removal surgery.

The Procedure for Brow Lift Surgery

  • The surgery consists in raising the brows and lifting the eyelids giving a more open, brighter fresh look.
  • The operation is performed under general anaesthetic and normally takes 1½ -2 hours to complete.
  • There are 2 types of brow lifts procedure, Open and Endoscopic.
  • The technique used depends on your facial structure, skin condition and also on the hairline.

Open Brow Lift

  • An incision is made from ear to ear, either along or slightly behind the natural hairline.
  • If the hairline is very high, for instance in men with receding hair, the incision can be hidden within the forehead creases.
  • The forehead skin is teased away from the underlying tissues and the muscles reduced or released. Eyebrows are lifted.
  • The incision is then either stitched or clipped.
  • This operation normally takes 1½ hour to complete.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

  • This procedure is more refined than the open brow lift.
  • Between 3 to 5 small incisions, less than 2.5cm long are made in the scalp.
  • The surgeon inspects the underlying tissues using an endoscope which is a small flexible tube with a tiny camera at one end - inserted into one of the incisions.
  • Muscles are then removed and tightened. The eyebrows are lifted and held in place with stitches, or temporary screws behind the hairline. The incisions are either stitched or clipped.
  • This operation normally takes 2 hours to complete.

Brow Lift Prices

There is no set price for brow lift surgery as every single patient is different and treated on an entirely individual, case-by-case basis. In order to get a quote that is specific to you, find your nearest clinic and please book in for your free consultation with one of our nurses to discuss your requirements in complete confidence. The price you are given will include everything from the procedure itself, to the cost of your overnight stay and aftercare appointments – there are no hidden costs.

What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or click through to book online.


At your Cosmetic Surgeon consultation you will need to discuss your expectations - the results will be far more successful if this is agreed with your Surgeon beforehand.
If you are a smoker, or take aspirin or any other medication, your Cosmetic Surgeon will wish to discuss this with you at your consultation. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and/or resume these activities.


  • The Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room and draw marks around the areas to be treated.
  • He will also obtain your final consent, and answer any last minute questions you may have.
  • The operation normally takes 1-2 hours to complete.
  • The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic.
  • A brow lift procedure requires an overnight stay in hospital.


  • Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise how long to stay off work - usually between one and two weeks.
  • You will need to sleep upright for 1 week after your brow lift surgery to reduce the swelling.
  • Avoid styling products and wash your hair daily with baby shampoo and dry suture areas thoroughly.
  • You will have to attend the follow up post surgery appointment to care for your wound and see your Cosmetic Surgeon post-operatively to make sure that you are healing well.
  • You will have your own personal Nurse Counsellor both before and after your procedure to support you and answer any questions you may have.


  • Stitches are normally removed within 10 days.
  • Most people return to work within 10-14 days.
  • Scarring is minimal and hidden under the hairline and usually fades over 3 to 6 months.

What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or click through to book online.

It is important that your decision to have a Cosmetic Surgery procedure is considered carefully. There are many points that should be considered before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery.

There are also some possible risks, as with all surgical operations, which your Cosmetic Surgeon will talk through & explain to you at your consultation, answering any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to discuss your intended surgery in order that the Cosmetic Surgeon can ascertain your expectations as to what can realistically be achieved.

Every Cosmetic Surgeon who performs brow lift procedures for The Harley Medical Group belongs to a relevant professional organization, is fully accredited to practice in the UK as a specialist in Plastic Surgery, and has specific training and experience in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Choosing the right cosmetic surgery provider - please read our guide Choosing a Cosmetic Surgery Provider

Our nurses advise you consider the following things before your surgery:

  • Child care and post surgery activities including sleeping arrangements
  • Have necessary post-operative garments
  • How long will the effects of treatment keep me away from my usual activities?
  • At what stage will I be able to judge the results of treatment?
  • How long do the results last?
  • When can I return to work?


  • How long does the treatment take?
  • Is the treatment painful and if so what form of anaesthesia is used?
  • What type of care will I need after treatment?
  • Will I need pain relief following treatment?
  • Will I have swelling or bruising and can these be treated?
  • Will I need to wear a supportive garment?

Of course these are just some of the commonly asked questions but please feel free to ask your nurse for lots more information

At The Harley Medical Group our aftercare is second to none. You will have your own specially trained cosmetic surgery nurse to guide you through your procedure and aftercare. In fact with The Harley Medical Group you are patient for life.

Our Cosmetic Surgeons are among the most skilled, qualified and experienced in the Cosmetic Surgery field and our fully qualified Cosmetic Surgery Nurses are specially selected for their expertise and approachability.

It is your body so naturally you will want to place it in the safe and trusting hands of The Harley Medical Group. For quality care and ethical practices coupled with experience and they very best medical skills available, there is only one name to trust... The Harley Medical Group

What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or click through to book online.

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