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Brow Lift Surgery in London

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

Eyebrow Lift Surgery: What Can I Expect?- female model

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

People will often focus on enhancing the appearance of their eyes since they are the window to the soul. However, unpleasant-looking brows can overpower your eyes’ beauty. You may have beautiful eyes, but unnatural eyebrows can easily negate that.

The solution may be an eyebrow lift. Knowing the effects of getting a brow lift in London can help you make an informed decision regarding the surgery.

In this article, I’ll talk about what a brow lift is, its benefits, and the ideal candidates for the procedure. I’ll also show you testimonials and before and after photos from some of my London clients.

What is a Brow Lift?

Ideal Candidates for Eyebrows Lift- female model

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

A brow lift can be a permanent solution to your problems.

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

However, as a person becomes older, the brows become flat and shift 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 a 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.

There are different techniques your plastic surgeon can use to perform a brow lift. This surgery typically involves making incisions on the scalp. However, incisions must sometimes be made on the upper lids and/or forehead.

Each year, thousands of people, including London celebrities, undergo brow lifting surgeries. This makes them one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery.

Brow lift methods mainly vary according to location and length of incisions. The best method varies per patient. Consult our office to know which method is the best for you and whether you should combine it with other cosmetic procedures such as a facelift, neck lift, or eyelid surgery.

Benefits of Brow Lifting

A brow lift is a life-changing procedure that provides many benefits to the client:

  • A brow lift clears up tired and angry looks

Low, sagging eyebrows can make you look tired and angry, causing other people to make negative assumptions about you. They might think that you are not approachable or friendly, preventing you from making new connections. With the reduction of saggy brows and under-eye wrinkles, patients have reported looking younger and friendlier.

  • A brow lift highlights the elegance of your eyes.

Your eyes may be attractive, but low, sagging eyebrows can create more fullness above your eyes, grab attention and ruin your look. Resolving the issue with your brows can produce positive changes to your face overall.

Additionally, raising your eyebrows opens your eyes more, generally speaking more open eyes look larger and brighter. 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.

  • It smoothes your fine lines and wrinkles.

Forehead lines and wrinkles are among the most prominent signs of ageing. When you have a lower brow, your face adapts by using your forehead to lift the area resulting in more forehead lines. While fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of getting old, a lift can smooth them out by reducing the need for you to lift this area.

The procedure can also get rid of the vertical and horizontal lines between and across the brow. Your frown lines will disappear, making your face look smoother and younger.

  • A brow lift produces high-quality results.

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

A lift can achieve the results of any injectable treatment and more. For one, the brow lifts performed at my clinic produce natural-looking, long-lasting results. Many of my patients enjoy the results for a lifetime.

  • A brow lift boosts your self-confidence.

Saggy brows can cause an individual to become dismayed at their appearance and lose self-confidence in themselves. Constantly worrying about your appearance can be a drain on your mental and physical well-being.

Low self-confidence has negative consequences. It can affect your self-esteem, work performance, and relationships. Combat the physical characteristics that you dislike and reduce the worry in your life.

  • Failed botox treatment because of low brows.

If you have low brows, you face adapts by using your forehead to lift the brow area, this can result in forehead horizontal lines. However botox in this area can result in the brow dropping a further 1-2mm, this can result in very heavy brows and fullness in the upper eyelid, and in some people can reduce vision. Many patients over the years have come to see me with “failed botox” as a result of low brows. Lifting the brows to a normal position means that there are less lines in your forehead and you can have botox in the future.

A lift can achieve the results of any injectable treatment and more. For one, the brow lifts performed at my clinic produce natural-looking, long-lasting results. Many of my patients enjoy the results for a lifetime.

Who are Ideal Candidates for Brow Lifts?

People aged 40 or above who are in good health are typically excellent candidates for brow lift surgery. At this age range, people’s brow lines usually start to droop, and wrinkles start to develop around the brow. However, a few people in their late 20s or 30s may need a lift, especially if 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.

If you experience at least one of the following issues, you may 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 from sagging brows
  • ‘Failed Botox’ treatment from low brows

Types of Eyebrow Lifting Surgery

There are three main types of surgeries― open, endoscopic, and limited incision brow lift. We will explore details of the different surgeries later in the text.

Before a Brow Lift

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

There are several things you need to consider before proceeding. First, you need to choose the best cosmetic surgeon. Then, you need to schedule a consultation.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

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

The first step is choosing a board-certified cosmetic or plastic surgeon, as they will 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 a gallery of before and 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 experience complications.


During the pre-operative consultation at our office, you will have the chance to share your needs, concerns, and goals. 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 and explain your potential results.

Then, I will evaluate your face and note your skin and muscle condition. After that, we can determine the best treatment plan for you. I may also suggest complementing procedures based on my assessment, including a deep plane facelift, rhinoplasty, and/or a neck lift.

If possible, you should bring along photos of yourself from your younger days. These photos can serve as an excellent reference point when discussing your cosmetic goals and how the procedure will work.

In general, a qualified plastic surgeon will do the following during a consultation:

  • Ask 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
  • Make recommendations in case you need other procedures
  • Discuss the risks of surgery
  • Tell you the cost of a brow lift in London

During a Brow Lift

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

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, I will make markings on your face indicating the location of the incisions. You will then receive anaesthesia to numb the area and provide relief.

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

Endoscopic Brow Lift

During an endoscopic brow lift, I insert an 3D camera (termed 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 me to see and work on the several internal structures of the forehead. This technique results in small and minimal scars, all hidden with the hair. This is a modern way of completing brow lift surgery as it does hide scars within the hair.

Direct Brow Lift

During an direct brow lift, I will make a long incision at the upper border of the brows. This technique is helpful for people who have receding hair or baldness. I will lift the skin away from the underlying tissues.

After doing this, I will loosen the muscles and remove fat. I will also remove excess skin. Depending on your case, I may reposition muscle and tissue as well.

Once the lifting is complete, the remaining skin and stitch the brow into its new placement. The scar is often pink initially and with time hides at the upper border of the brow.

Coronal Brow Lift

This older technique involved a large scar in the hair along the top of your head. It is less commonly used as it is considerably more involved that the endoscopic or direct brow lift. Other techniques often result in faster healing and more discreet scars.

Since many brow and forehead lift procedures occur along with upper eyelid surgery, the incisions will finish the brow and forehead lift. This treats the lines between the eyebrows and elevates the internal structure of the brows.

Recovery After a Brow Lift

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

After your eyebrow lifting surgery, I, or a staff member, will dress your forehead to minimize 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, but these symptoms 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 such as daily chores.

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

There are several things you must do after getting an eyebrow lift. 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 that surgeons give to patients:

  • Apply ice on the forehead and eyes for the first 48 hours to reduce swelling and discolouration
  • Keep your head elevated to reduce swelling. Using a recliner or an extra pillow helps
  • Always keep the dressing dry. You may wash 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 for six weeks after the brow lift. Heat may cause your eyelids and face to swell. If you must go out in the sun, use sunscreen with SPF30 or higher

Risks of Brow Lifts

As with any surgery, a brow lift includes some risks, including:

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

Cost of a Brow Lift

Cost of a Brow Lift- female model

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

The cost of getting an eyebrow lift in London varies depending on several factors. These factors include:

  • The location
  • The type of facility
  • The amount of experience of the surgeon
  • The consultation fees
  • The cost of post-op medicine

Since the factors vary so broadly, you should ask your surgeon for details of all charges, including the 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

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

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

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 requires 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 higher risk for complications. High-end, expensive surgeries often produce the best results.
  • Look for medical professionals who respect you
    Each person has the right to receive dignity and respect. This includes the absence of discrimination based on their gender, age, sexual orientation, cultural background, or religion.

Brow Lifts Before and After Photos

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.

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.

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 resolve my problems with 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 a 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 the 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 off 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 constant stress, increase your confidence, and remove years from your face.

If you’re planning on having a brow lift, contact our London office 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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