A brow lift, or forehead lift, is a surgical procedure designed to smooth the area from the eye brows to the hairline.
By repositioning soft tissue and skin of the brow and forehead, a brow lift improves the appearance of low, heavy brows by rejuvenating the forehead, brow and eye area. A brow lift can be performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with other facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or a face lift.
Brow lift techniques vary depending on your individual concerns and desired results. The specific technique your surgeon chooses will determine the location of the incisions and the resulting scars. The techniques utilised by Coppergate Clinic’s consultant plastic surgeons are coronal and temporal brow lifts.
During a coronal brow lift, your surgeon will make an incision behind your hairline across the top of your head and lift your forehead into its new position, with the scalp in front of the incision overlapping the scalp behind it. The overlap is then removed, and the remaining scalp is sewn together. This technique is not typically performed in people who have high or receding hairlines, thin hair or who are likely to lose their hair.
During a Temporal (hairline) brow lift, your surgeon will make an incision between the top of your forehead and the beginning of your hairline. A small amount of skin and tissue will be removed from the top of your forehead, rather than your scalp to ensure the hairline will not be pulled back.
A brow lift offers long-term correction to facial creases, as well as sagging, drooping skin across the brow line. Excess skin is removed and the underlying structure is adjusted for a natural, youthful outcome.
During the consultation, your surgeon will discuss your area/s of concern, desired improvements, options available (including no treatment at all) and expected outcomes or each type of brow lift procedure. Your surgeon will examine your face and eye area and may take some photographs for your medical records.
Should surgery be agreed upon as the most suitable treatment for addressing your concerns, your surgeon will discuss his preferred technique with you in detail and answer ay questions you may have. If you decide to proceed, you will have a follow up consultation before going on to attending your appointment for surgery. The procedure will be carried out by your surgeon in our state-of-the-art operating theatre. The procedure commonly takes around 120 minutes to perform and after the anaesthetic is given, it is entirely pain free.
In most cases, visible scarring following a brow lift should be minimal. Coppergate Clinic’s surgeons work meticulously, using the most advanced surgical techniques and careful placement of incisions to ensure optimal results with as little scarring and downtime as possible.
Depending on the technique used, brow lift surgery may be carried out under local or general anaesthetic to ensure the patient's total comfort for the duration
Excess skin is removed and the underlying structure is adjusted
Eyebrow position is raised and sagging skin is lifted, minimising the appearance of forehead wrinkles and frown lines and rejuvenating the eye area
Downtime is dependent on the brow lift technique adopted by the surgeon and will be discussed during consultation, however most patients will require 1-2 weeks off work to aid recovery.
Excess skin is permanently removed