Medically Reviewed May 2022, by Mr Sankar - Chief Medical Officer for The Harley Medical Group
Brow Lift Surgery
Ageing can cause the brow to droop, giving the face an older, stern and tired look unintentionally. This is often referred to as the 'hood effect'. 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. It works to tighten any loose skin in brow area and removes any 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 any sight issues.
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
The Procedure For Brow Lift Surgery
The Brow Lift operation is performed under general anaesthesia and takes between one and two hours to complete depending on the technique used. There are two types of Brow Lift surgery (outlined below) and the one chosen by the surgeon for you will depend on your skin type, the condition of your skin and where your hairline is.
Open Brow Lift
If the Open Brow Lift is the most appropriate for you, the surgeon will make an incision from one ear, along or slightly back from the hairline to your other ear. Please note that for bald patients or those with a receding hair line, the incision can usually be hidden in a natural forehead crease. Once the incision has been made the surgeon will carefully separate the skin on the upper part of the face from the underlying tissue before working to reduce or tighten the muscles. The skin is then stretched and stitched or clipped in place, within any excess skin removed.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
This brow lift procedure sees the surgeon making three to five small incisions in various locations on the scalp through which a thin plastic tube with a tiny camera at one end is inserted. The images gathered from the camera are relayed live to a screen in the theatre and this allows the surgeon to operate on the muscles and fatty tissue behind the hairline. The eyebrows are lifted and held in place with stitches, or temporary screws behind the hairline and the incisions are either stitched or clipped.
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 find out Brow Lift Prices specific to you, 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.
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We understand finance availability can sometimes be a barrier to undergoing a Cosmetic Surgery procedure, with manageable payments, we can provide a feasible solution to suits your needs. We have a range of finance options available to help you pay for your procedure, ask at your Free consultation and your counsellor will be happy to take you through these.
Please contact one of our Client Service Advisors or call 0800 288 4110 or discuss your financial options with one of our nurses during your consultation at your local clinic.
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Frequently Asked Questions
No, we are unable to offer any surgery while you are pregnant or breast feeding. However, please contact us 6 months after giving birth or after breast feeding and talk to our friendly advisors to discuss next steps.
The Day Of Your Brow Lift Surgery
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 also advise you when you are to discontinue and/or resume any physical activities and medication that may interfere with the operation.
The Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room. The Cosmetic Surgeon will also at this time obtain your final consent, and answer any last minute questions you may have.
A Brow Lift procedure requires an overnight stay in hospital and the operation is performed under general anaesthesia, the operation normally takes one - two hours to complete. The technique used depends on your facial structure and skin condition and also on the hairline, as this determines where the incisions will be made.
Going Home After Your Brow Lift Surgery
The Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you in relation to how long to stay off work - usually between one and two weeks. You will need to sleep upright for one week after your brow lift surgery to reduce the swelling. You should avoid styling products and wash your hair daily with baby shampoo and dry suture areas thoroughly.
It is very important that you attend the follow up post Cosmetic Surgery appointment which has been made for you, to care for your wound and see your 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.
Recovery From Your Brow Lift Surgery
For both types of brow lift surgery, your stitches will be removed approximately 10 days after the procedure and you will be able to return to work within two weeks. Any scarring will be minimal and will be hidden under the hairline or in the natural forehead creases – they will also fade within three to six months.
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 organisation, is fully accredited to practice in the UK as a specialist in Plastic Surgery and has specific training and experience in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Our nurses advise you consider the following things before your surgery:
- Child care and post surgery activities including sleeping arrangements
- 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?
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 looked after for life.
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 results of a Brow Lift typically last for between 10 and 12 years.
Following Brow Lift surgery, it is normal to experience numbness in the scalp area as well as bruising and swelling, but this will reduce within a couple of weeks. Your stitches will need to be removed after 1 - 2 weeks and you will also be left with a small scar, but your surgeon will try and make this as discreet as possible.