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What to Expect Before and After Brow Lift Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | July 22nd, 2021

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Knowing the effects of a brow lift before and after the surgery helps you make an informed decision.

You may have beautiful eyes, but strange-looking brows can easily change that. This is where a brow lift comes in. Knowing the effects of a brow lift before and after the surgery helps you see its benefits.

The eyes are the windows to the soul, so it’s just fitting that you take care of yours. However, your eye’s beauty can be overpowered by your brows. The solution? A brow lift.

In this article, I’ll talk about what a brow lift is, its benefits, and its types. I’ll also show you client testimonials and brow lift before and after photos.

What is a Brow Lift?

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A brow lift is a permanent solution to your problems.

A youthful brow is typically found above the orbital rim. It has a lateral gradual arch. Its tail or lateral end is often higher than its medial end.

However, as a person becomes older, the brows become flat and get into a horizontal position. This results in saggy brows― a condition that makes a person look dull and old.

A brow lift, also known as forehead lift, browplasty, or forehead rejuvenation, is a cosmetic procedure used to lift the eyebrows. It mainly aims to enhance the appearance of the brow and forehead area. It does this by lifting the skin and tissue of the brow and forehead.

Each year, thousands of people, including celebrities, have brow lifting surgeries. This proves that eyebrow lifting surgery is safe and is here to stay.

There’s no wonder behind the popularity of eyebrows lift. To start with, a brow lift fights the signs of aging. It can get rid of skin problems like fine lines and wrinkles.

Moreover, a brow lift reverses gravity’s effects. It tightens the tissue in the forehead to give a more youthful glow. It also contours your upper eyelid, eyebrows, and forehead.

Brow lift methods mainly vary according to location and length of incisions. The best brow lift method varies per patient. Consult me to know which method is the best for you. A brow lift can be done alone or with other cosmetic procedures like facelift, neck lift, and eyelid surgery.

Benefits of Brow Lifting

benefits of brow lifting

A brow lift has many benefits including boosting your self-confidence.

A brow lift is a life-changing procedure that gives a lot of benefits. Here are the benefits of brow lifting:

1. A brow lift gets rid of a tired, angry look.

Low, sagging eyebrows make you look tired and angry, even if you’re really not. If you always look tired and angry, people are going to make assumptions about you. They might think that you are not approachable or friendly. This will prevent you from making new connections.

This is where a brow lift comes in. When you take a look at eyebrow lift before and after results, patients often look grumpy or tired. After the procedure, they look younger and friendly. As a result, saggy brows and under eye wrinkles are not a problem for them anymore.

2. A brow lift smoothens your fine lines and wrinkles.

Fine lines and wrinkles are among the worst signs of aging. They appear whenever you smile or frown. While fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of getting old, a brow lift can smoothen them. If you’ve been bothered by your fine lines and wrinkles, you must consider getting a brow lift.

In particular, a brow lift can get rid of the vertical & horizontal lines between and across the brow. Your frown lines will disappear, making your face look smoother and younger.

3. A brow lift highlights your eyes’ beauty.

Your eyes may be attractive, but low, sagging eyebrows can ruin your look. It’s because the eyes are often associated with the eyebrow. Strange-looking brows also take all the attention. Hence, getting a brow lift makes your eyes look more attractive.

Raising your eyebrows opens up your eyes more. This emphasizes the beauty of your eyes, as it takes unnecessary attention from your brows away. In short, your brows can’t distract people anymore.

If you take a look at the brow lift before and after photo here, you’ll see that my patients’ eyes look more attractive after the procedure.

4. A brow lift produces natural, long-lasting results.

Injectable treatments like dermal fillers can smoothen out wrinkles and lift your brows. However, they are temporary. The results are also more limited compared to eyebrow lifting surgery.

A brow lift can achieve the results of any injectable treatment and more. For one, it produces natural results. The brow lifts done at my clinic are as natural as possible. A brow lift’s effects also last long. Many of my patients enjoy the results for a lifetime.

5. A brow lift boosts your self-confidence.

When you have saggy brows, chances are, you’ll feel bad about yourself. Other people might think the same way. These things decrease your self-confidence. Worse, they can regularly affect your mental health.

Low self-confidence has negative consequences. It can affect your self-esteem, work performance, and relationships. Hence, it’s important to fix your brows via eyebrow lifting surgery as soon as possible.

Types of Eyebrow Lifting Surgery

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You can look younger by having brow lift surgery.

There are three main types of eyebrow lifting surgery― coronal, direct, and endoscopic brow lift. They vary according to the length and location of the incision.

Coronal Brow Lift

A coronal brow lift is a procedure that refreshes one’s appearance by removing excess skin around the forehead and repositioning the underlying tissue and muscle. This type of brow lift treats low & sagging brows, gets rid of deep furrows, and smoothens the forehead.

In particular, the procedure starts by marking the face where the incisions will be made. Anaesthesia is then administered. This is followed by making a coronal incision.

The coronal incision begins at one ear. It then passes across the top of the head to the other ear. The incision remains parallel to the hairline to avoid hair follicle damage.

The forehead skin is then cut up. At this point, muscle repositioning can be done. The resulting scar is then hidden by the hair.

Direct Brow Lift

A direct brow lift is a surgical procedure that makes one’s appearance look younger by making incisions over the brow hairs. It is a highly complex type of eyebrow lifting surgery. The cosmetic surgeon must be skilled and experienced to do this since the scars have to be hidden right above the brow hairs.

A major advantage of a direct brow lift is its precision. It’s because the incisions are made close to the eyebrows. The closer the incision is to the brow line, the more control the cosmetic surgeon has. As a result, the surgeon can easily alter the contour and final height of the brow.

The procedure starts by marking the face where the incisions will be made. Anaesthesia is then administered. The skin right above the brow is then cut. Excess skin is selectively removed next.

Dissection continues until the right muscles are found. The resulting scar is then hidden by the brow hair.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

An endoscopic brow lift is a procedure that involves small incisions just behind the hairline. It aims to make the patient look younger and more alive. I personally prefer this kind of brow lift because it produces less scarring and downtime.

The procedure starts by marking the face where the incisions will be made. Anaesthesia is then administered. Then, several small incisions are made behind the hairline.

Next, a thin tube called an endoscope is inserted in one of the incisions. There’s a tiny camera attached at its end, so the surgeon can clearly see the tissue and muscle. The surgeon then lifts the forehead skin into another incision. Excess tissue and fat are removed. If needed, some muscles are repositioned. The resulting scars are hidden beneath the hair.

Preparing for a Brow Lift

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You must consult a doctor before getting eyebrow lifting surgery.

You should have a consultation before getting a brow lift. During our meeting, we’ll talk about your goals, medical history, and current condition. Based on these, I will determine whether you are fit for an eyebrow lift.

Then, I will evaluate your face and pay attention to your skin and muscle condition. After that, we can determine the best treatment plan for you. I will also suggest complementary procedures based on my assessment. Rest assured, you can then book an appointment for your brow lift.

What to Expect During a Brow Lift

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Lifting your brows involves getting incisions in designated areas.

The duration of your brow lift depends on the type of surgery best suited for you. It can go longer if there are complementary procedures needed.

First, your face will be marked on the spots where the incisions will be made. You will then be given anaesthesia to numb the area and provide relief. Depending on the type of brow lift surgery, an incision will be made.

Excess skin might be removed. Muscle and tissue might be repositioned as well. Once the lifting is done, the incision will be closed. The resulting scar will be hidden.

Recovery After a Brow Lift

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You must take care of yourself after a brow lift to speed up recovery.

After your eyebrow lifting surgery, your forehead might be dressed to minimise swelling. I will then give you specific instructions on how to take care of your incisions. Follow these instructions closely for a speedy recovery.

As your scars heal, you might feel itchy and numb. These will lessen over time. As a rule of thumb, you must not do any intense physical activity such as running or lifting for a few days after the surgery. You can do less intense activities though.

Keep in mind that your bruising and swelling might last for a few weeks. Your scars will fade over time, as long as you follow my post-op instructions.

Brow Lifts Before and After Photos

Before and After brow lift

Patient Before and After 1: This Asian doctor had a tired, heavy look when she came to me. After full eye surgery, she looked younger and more alive.

Before and After brow lift - asian patient

Patient Before and After 2: This young Asian lady had monolids and an older-looking appearance when she came to me. After full eye surgery, she looked better and refreshed.

Caucasian patient - Before and After photos

Patient Before and After 3: This Caucasian woman had a tired look when she came to me. After full eye surgery, she looked younger. Her skin became smoother, too.

Client Testimonials

Here are some testimonials from my patients:

“I really wanted to get my eyes done but the first surgeon I had seen said I was a poor candidate. Dr De Silva had no reservations at all and recommended a brow lift as well. He was absolutely right and the whole procedure went very smoothly. I had a headache from the sedation (I didn’t hear or see anything – I might as well have been under a general anaesthetic) but that passed by the evening of the day of surgery. I was very well informed about what to expect and aftercare was made very easy. I’m thrilled with my results and have booked in to have my lower face done too in the autumn with Dr De Silva and his team. I highly recommend him.”

Source: BirdEye

“I had an upper and lower blepharoplasty and a brow lift in March 2019 and I am so pleased with the results. I had lost quite a bit of weight so had lots of sagging skin. This op has made a huge difference to my appearance. I would certainly recommend Dr De Silva.”

Source: RealSelf

“I am a trained ophthalmologist and GP myself and took a very long time to research the best and famous surgeons available in London. Knowing how many things potentially could go wrong stopped me from having done blepharoplasty earlier, so I opted for eyebrow lift to start with. However it didn’t completely resolved my problems of heavy and Asian eyelids. After keeping a track of Dr De Silva’s reviews for a few years (yes, years – not months!) I was reassured that he is The Surgeon to go to. The whole process was like a dream: safe, very straightforward, very professional, most accommodating- I have little children and busy professional life, and caring. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic in the country there was not a moment that I didn’t feel safe and protected. After meeting Dr De Silva face to face for the first time I knew I made a right choice. His second to none expertise, experience and very pleasant manner gave me confidence and trust I needed to make the final step. The surgery went perfectly smooth as expected of course and the results are spectacular. Not only 10 years were wiped of my face, but it looks natural! I guess the best compliment to the doctor is when the happy patient comes back for more and I am definitely coming back.”

Source: RateMDs

With over 22 years of experience and a total of 1,530 reviews with an average rating of 5/5 stars, I am proud to be one of the best cosmetic surgeons in London.


A brow lift can help solve problems that have been bothering you for years. It can relieve you from constant stress, increase your confidence, and take years off of your face.

If you’re planning on having a brow lift, contact us for a consultation 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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