Brow Lift

A brow lift can leave you looking younger and help get rid of the horizontal lines and furrows that sometimes give people an angry, sad or tired appearance.

This procedure can be combined with a facelift or an eyelid surgery. However, a brow lift may actually correct the problems that made you consider these other procedures in the first place.

Surgical/Procedure Name

Lateral Brow Lift
Coronal Brow Lift
Coronal Brow Lift under G.A.

Common Name

Brow Lift
Forehead Lift

Surgical Procedure

This procedure involves raising the eyebrows and underlying muscle, to smooth the forehead, minimize frown lines and correct abnormally low eyebrows to their normal positions. The incision usually starts at ear level, runs across the top of the forehead (hidden behind the hairline) and then back down the other side. Once the incision has been made and the underlying tissue has been removed, the brow will be lifted and the excess skin at the incision is removed. The wound is then sutured or stapled closed.

This procedure may also slightly stretch the upper eyelids, resulting in a younger appearance.


1 hour


Local anesthesia or general anesthesia - discussed with your surgeon.

Pre Operative Care

Before surgery, please inform your surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription).

To eliminate the chance of post op. bleeding, you should avoid aspirin and any medication containing aspirin for 2 weeks prior to surgery. You should also not smoke for 1-2 months prior to surgery as smoking can affect your reaction to the anesthetic and slow down the healing process. Patients who suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery.

Post Operative Care

Your surgeon will remove any dressing within 24 hours of your procedure. The stitches or staples are usually removed after 1 week. You may experience some discomfort, which can be controlled with pain medication. Each individual is different; you may have no discomfort other than a feeling of tightness. Infections are extremely rare. However, antibiotics are administered to avoid any potential risks. There may be some swelling and bruising around the eyes, but this will generally fade within 2 weeks of the surgery. For the first month, patients should avoid any strenuous activities such as jogging, bending, heavy housework etc, or any activities that may increase your blood pressure. Exposure to the heat or sun should be limited for several months following surgery, including spas and saunas.

Risks and Complications

Like all surgical procedures, brow lift surgery has its own set of risks and side effects.


Knowing what complications may arise, as well as what can prevent them, will help patients enjoy a positive experience.

Possible Complications
  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Adverse Reaction to anesthesia
  • Need for second or more procedures
  • Scarring
  • Numbness or loss of sensation

In order to prevent any serious difficulties, patients are strongly urged to follow all instructions provided by their surgeon.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner