What is Brow Lift Surgery?
A brow lift surgery at our London clinic is a cosmetic procedure aimed at raising the soft tissue and skin on the forehead and around the eyes, thus, significantly improving their appearance and the overall facial construction.
The Rae Clinic’s patients usually choose to undergo a brow lift surgery when they suffer sagging beneath and around the brows, an occurrence commonly associated with ageing. Others find that their brows are placed relatively low within their facial structure or that their brows are simply placed on different levels in the forehead, a condition that is otherwise referred to as brow asymmetry.
At the Rae Clinic, we offer consultations with our team of award-winning senior aesthetic plastic surgeons, experts and specialists in their respective fields. During your consultation at our London based Harley street clinic, you will establish whether the brow lift surgical option is the best solution for your concerns, or whether a non-surgical approach is more suited for your needs.
Surgery time1 hour
Hospital timeHalf day
Stay home3 days
Full recovery2 weeks
How Much Does Brow Lift Surgery Cost?
You will discuss a bespoke solution and price with our plastic surgeon, however, prices for brow lift surgery start from £5,400. Non surgical brow lift prices start at £1490. Brow lift surgery can also be combined and benefit from other cosmetic treatments, priced separately.
Why Choose Rae Clinic for Your Brow Lift Surgery Procedure?
The Rae Clinic’s London team of practitioners, made up of senior facial plastic surgeons that are considered world-leading specialists in aesthetic surgery and facial reconstruction.
In addition, importantly, in order to achieve the optimal results from all treatments we perform at the Rae clinic, our plastic surgeons combine the latest innovations in aesthetic medicine. In appropriate and suitable cases we can use components derived from the patient’s own cells to enhance the prominence and the quality of the skin and boost the natural healing processes.
How Does Brow Lift Surgery Work?
There are several surgical and non-surgical approaches to lift the brows, but generally all methods aim at tightening the forehead skin, raising the eyebrows and restoring a youthful symmetrical appearance in the upper face region that starts from the hairline superiorly and ends just under the lower eyelid.
Types of Brow Lift Surgery
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Your surgeon will insert a thin flexible tube with a light and a camera attached to it (endoscope) through small incisions he will make behind your hairline. Your surgeon will then be able to examine and view the underlying muscles and tissues in the forehead. Through another incision your surgeon will then use specialised appliances to pull and lift the tissue and anchor it using sutures. The incisions are then stitched and remain invisible.
Coronal Brow Lift
Your surgeon will make an incision behind your hairline, across the top of your head, usually from ear to ear. The skin on the forehead will then be pulled and lifted, with the overlapping remaining skin on the scalp incised. Coronal brow lift is usually not performed on patients who suffer from thinning hair, hair loss or significantly high or receding hairline.
Hairline Brow Lift
Your surgeon will make an incision that runs through the top of the head to the hairline. Skin and tissue will be pulled and lifted from the top of the forehead to prevent your hairline from being pulled back. The hairline brow lift procedure is designed for patients who have a high or receding hairline.
Non Surgical Brow Lift
There are two prevalent and popular methods to perform non-surgical eye brow lift:
- We use injectables to primarily relax the orbicularis oculi and the corrugator muscles that are responsible for bearing on the eyebrows and as a result pull them down. They also work to smooth the lines and wrinkles in the brow-eye region. Fillers can also be used to plump the area surrounding the brows and add additional volume.
- We use the Enerjet 2.0 technology utilising the power of air pressure energy to blast different compounds into a controlled depth of the skin without the use of needles. Notably, the Rae Clinic’s Clinical Director, Dr. Ali Ghanem is the first doctor to introduce this technology to the UK market and is regarded as one of the world’s top experts in the field.
What to Expect During Brow Lift Surgery
Brow lift surgery, as all our plastic surgery procedures, is performed in CQC-registered operation rooms. The procedure is carried out in a day-case and takes around 1 hour of operation. Patients will be asked to refrain from eating for 6 hours before the operation as well as avoid all forms of nicotine, avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including Ibuprofen, naproxen and high-dose Aspirin in the days leading up to your surgery. We also advise our patients to make plans for getting back home after the procedure accompanied by a trusted family member or friend.
Patients most suitable for eyebrow lift surgery suffer from conditions usually associated with the ageing process. Sagging or drooping brows, loss of skin elasticity in the brow, eye and forehead wrinkles, are among the concerns raised by patients and resolved with brow lift surgery. Our non-surgical alternatives are usually more suitable for younger patients who exhibit asymmetry in the brows or are unhappy with the position of their brows.
During a consultation with your surgeon, you will discuss whether a surgical procedure is the best option for achieving your desired result. A full medical history will be taken during your consultation to uncover any allergies, medication administration or other issues that might be unsuitable for anaesthesia or surgical interventions.
If you are pregnant or currently breastfeeding you will not be suitable for eyelid surgery and will need to await the period of weaning your child before we can embark on a treatment plan.
Brow lift surgery, as well as our non-surgical brow lift methods, are performed in one single operation
Brow lift is performed under sedation. This means that you will feel no pain during the procedure, however you may experience some mild discomfort once any anaesthesia wears off. Your aftercare programme will be designed to treat any discomforts with the administration of medications when required.
All surgical procedures carry risks which will be openly discussed during your consultation and once again before your operation. Risks and side effects from facial plastic surgery include scarring, infection, bleeding, bruising, pain, asymmetry and possibly requiring re-operating. The use of anaesthesia also carries its own risks which you will be made aware of. Our surgeons are experts in managing risks and reducing them to an absolute minimum.
Facial plastic surgery produces immediate results of tightening, reshaping or augmentation. However, the final outcome will truly be visible only after any redness, swelling or bruising subsides in the weeks following your operation. The results of your brow lift surgery will be best visible after 2 weeks.
Facial plastic surgery procedures last longer than minimally invasive non-surgical treatments, as they usually involve the removal of skin or fat to rejuvenate the face and reduce the signs of ageing. Although somewhat permanent, it is important to remember that our bodies, and skin, carry on ageing. Lifestyle including diet, exercise levels, sun exposure and alcohol and smoking habits, all impact our continued ageing process and might serve as an indication of additional required maintenance treatments. You should expect the brow lift surgery to last for up to 10 years, depending on the factors mentioned.