Brow Lift Procedure

Anesthesia: General Face
Length of surgery: 2 to 3 hours In/Outpatient: Usually inpatient

Brow Lift

A brow lift (also known as ‘forehead lift’), is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. This brow lift procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired. When a limited-incision foreheadplasty is used, the incision is hidden just behind the hairline and the muscles and tissues that cause the furrowing or drooping are weakened or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the eyebrows and minimise frown lines resulting in a smoother forehead skin and a more animated appearance.

Working from within the upper eyelid (blepharoplasty) incision, a prominent brow fat pad may be thinned and shaped (browplasty) and/or the brow itself supported at a slightly higher level by reinforcing its connection with the underlying bone (browpexy) using sutures. While the enhancement may be subtle, this technique is not nearly as invasive or costly as other approaches. A brow lift creates no additional external scars or scalp hair loss and will not leave the face looking surprised. A browpexy may also be used to reinforce a slightly drooping brow during upper eyelid surgery to prevent further downward migration.


Usually inpatient

Length of surgery:
2 to 3 hours

Back to work in 5 to 7 days, but your appearance will be the limiting factor. More strenuous activity, wait several weeks. Full recovery from bruising in 2 to 3 weeks. Final result seen in 4 weeks.

Duration of results:
5 to 10 years