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Eyebrow Lift Surgery: What Can I Expect?

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | December 30th, 2021

Knowing the eyebrow lift cost in London helps you determine if the treatment suits your needs.

An eyebrow lift can change your life for the better. Knowing the eyebrow lift cost in London helps you decide whether the treatment suits your needs and goals or not.

But if you think that an eyebrow lift surgery is the best treatment for you, how do you know if you’re an ideal candidate or not? How does the procedure go?

In this article, I will talk about how to determine whether you are an ideal eyebrow lift patient or not. I will also discuss the cost of a brow lift and walk you through the entire process of getting an eyebrow lift surgery.

Ideal Candidates for Eyebrows Lift

People with excellent health are often ideal candidates for brow lifts.

People aged 40 or above with good health typically make excellent candidates for brow lift surgery.

At this age range, people’s brow lines usually start to droop. Wrinkles also start to develop around the brow.

However, a few people in their late 20s or 30s may need brow lifts especially brow-related problems run in their families.

Ideal candidates for brow lifts have realistic expectations. They are also committed to following the cosmetic surgeon’s post-surgery care instructions.

In addition, if you get disturbed by or suffer from at least one of the following issues, you can be an ideal candidate for a brow and forehead lift:

  • Drooping brows
  • Tired appearance
  • Heavy upper eyelids
  • Forehead fine lines and wrinkles
  • Deep, visible grooves between the brows
  • Vision interference primarily caused by sagging brows

Before an Eyebrow Lift

You must choose the right surgeon and get a consultation before a brow lift.

There are several things you need to consider before getting an eyebrow lift. First, you need to choose the best cosmetic surgeon. Then, you need to have a consultation with that surgeon.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

A surgical brow lift is a complex procedure that involves accurate techniques and the delicate eye area. For these reasons, patients must identify a highly qualified cosmetic surgeon.

For one, you must choose a board-certified cosmetic or plastic surgeon.

Certified cosmetic surgeons invest in top-quality standards and best surgical practices. They also use the latest technologies and techniques. On top of that, board-certified plastic surgeons continue to educate themselves to upgrade their surgical knowledge and skills.

In addition, you must choose a cosmetic surgeon with a proven track record. The right surgeon for you must have excellent reviews, credentials, and before & after photos.

You must also consider the surgeon’s experience. The more experience a plastic surgeon has, the less likely it is for you to get complications.


During the pre-operative consultation, you will have the chance to share your needs, concerns, and goals with the cosmetic surgeon.

The surgeon will then assess you as a candidate for a brow lift and explain to you what results the procedure can realistically give you.

Moreover, the surgeon will discuss how the procedure will go during the consultation. The more customised the treatment plan is, the better.

In some cases, the cosmetic surgeon will recommend complementary procedures such as a deep plane facelift, rhinoplasty, and neck lift.

If possible, you can present the cosmetic surgeon photos of yourself from your younger days. These photos can serve as an excellent reference point when discussing your cosmetic goals.

In general, a plastic surgeon will do the following:

  • Ask you why you want to get a brow lift.
  • Take photos of you for medical records and/or computer imaging.
  • Measure your face and brows.
  • Ask you to look in front of a mirror and point out what disturbs you.
  • Assess your skin’s condition.
  • Ask about your medical history.
  • Determine whether you are an ideal candidate for a brow lift or not.
  • Make recommendations in case you need other procedures.
  • Discuss the risks of a brow lift.
  • Tell you how much is a brow lift.

During a Brow Lift

Your cosmetic surgeon will make an incision and stitch it up during a brow lift.

There are different techniques your plastic surgeon can use to perform a brow lift.

From open brow lifting techniques to more complex endoscopic and limited incision techniques, brow lift surgery procedures have significantly evolved.

A brow lift surgery typically involves making incisions on the scalp. However, incisions have to be sometimes made on the upper lids and/or forehead.

In this section, I will explain how each type of brow lift typically goes.

Open Brow Lift

During an open brow lift, a cosmetic surgeon makes a long incision across the forehead. The incision will be made in a crease of the forehead or around the hairline. Then, the plastic surgeon will lift the skin away from the underlying tissues.

After doing this, the surgeon will loosen the muscles and remove fat. Excess skin will also be removed.

Then, the surgeon will pull the remaining skin and stitch the brow into its new placement.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

During the endoscopic brow lift, a plastic surgeon inserts an endoscope (a long, thin tube with a light at its end affixed to a camera) through tiny incisions on the scalp.

The endoscope allows the cosmetic surgeon to see and work on the several internal structures of the forehead. This technique calls for significantly minimal incisions.

Limited Incision Brow Lift

A limited incision brow lift is a hybrid technique composed of the procedures above with limited incisions.

This technique involves a tiny portion of the ends of the coronal incision to raise the external part of the brows without an endoscope.

The cosmetic surgeon then hides the resulting scars in the temporal hairline. An excellent surgeon can hide scars even those of balding men who have little temporal hair.

While this technique does not deal with the center area of the brow, it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles or crow’s feet around the eyes.

Since many brow and forehead lift procedures are done along with upper eyelid surgery, the incisions are used to finish the brow and forehead lift. This is done by treating the lines between the eyebrows and elevating the internal structure of the brows.

After a Browlift

You need to take care of yourself after an eyebrow lift.

There are several things you must do after getting an eyebrow lift. For one, you need to take care of yourself and closely follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions. You also need to be aware of the risks of a brow lift.

Post-Operative Care for a Lifting Eyebrows

Here are the usual post-op care instructions surgeons usually give to patients:

  • Apply ice on the forehead and eyes for the first 48 hours to reduce swelling and discoloration.
  • Keep your head elevated to reduce swelling. Using a recliner or an extra pillow greatly helps.
  • Keep the dressing dry at all times. You may ash your face, but make sure the dressing does not get wet.
  • You may gently wash your hair 72 hours after the brow and forehead lift.
  • Avoid using hair dyes or permanent tints for one month after the brow lift.
  • Do not expose yourself to the sun or tanning beds six weeks after the brow lift. Heat may cause your eyelids and face to swell. If you really have to go out in the sun, use sunscreen with SPF30 or higher.

Risks of Brow Lifts

A brow lift includes some risks, including:

  • Sensitivity
  • Scarring
  • Swelling
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Bruising
  • Hair issues

Cost of a Brow Lift

An eyebrow lift cost in London depends on various factors like facility type and consultation fee.

The cost of brow lifts in London varies depending on several factors. These factors include the location, facility type, experience of the surgeon, consultation fee, and post-op medicine.
Brow lifts performed in London are usually higher than those done in other locations. Private clinics or hospitals also charge higher than their public counterparts.

Furthermore, cosmetic surgeons with more experience charge higher than those who have less experience. Consultation fees across clinics also vary.

In addition, the cost of post-op medicine depends on what your doctor will prescribe.

Hence, you should ask your surgeon for details of all charges, including fees for follow-up consultations.

Remember, health insurance usually doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures. If you’re not sure about your case, ask your cosmetic doctor and health insurance provider first.

Tips to Ensure Brow Lift Quality Care and Fair Pricing in the UK

You must evaluate the cosmetic surgeon and the staff to ensure you get quality care.

Here are some tips to ensure that you receive high-quality care and fair pricing in the UK:

● Evaluate how the doctor and staff treat you.

High-quality care is based on open and effective communication between you, your doctor, and the staff.

● Look for a safe environment.

The cosmetic surgeon must provide an environment where you feel safe. This includes personal privacy and excellent customer service.

● Evaluate the cost of the lifting eyebrows surgery.

Cheap brow lifts often put you at a lot of risk for complications. High-end, expensive brow lifting surgeries often produce the best results.

● Look for medical professionals who respect you.

Each person has the right to be treated with dignity and respect and dignity. This includes the absence of discrimination based on their gender, age, sexual orientation, cultural background, or religion.


Looking for a cosmetic surgeon that gives quality care and fair pricing? Book a consultation with Dr. De Silva now!

About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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