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Brow Lift

A brow lift is a procedure that lifts the brow line. It reduces forehead wrinkles and smooths out frown lines, giving a more youthful look. The operation is normally performed in one of two ways - the traditional brow lift, in which the surgeon makes an incision just behind the hair line, or the endoscopic "keyhole" way, that allows the procedure to be performed with much smaller incisions, speeding recovery time.

Who are the best candidates for a brow lift?

The best candidates are usually aged between 40 and 60, but may be younger if they have a genetically heavy brow or predisposition to frown lines. The operation can also be combined with a face lift and eyelid reduction to get the best aesthetic outcome.

What are the risks?

The operation can be performed under a local or a general anaesthetic. All anaesthetics have risks which your doctor should make you aware of prior to surgery. The specific risks of this surgery include:

  • Nerve damage. You may lose the ability to move your eyebrows (look surprised) or frown. This can often be corrected with additional surgery.
  • You may scar more than expected.
  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding