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Thinking About Lifting Your Forehead? Surgical Approaches for a Revitalised Appearance

Mar 8, 2023 | Tips on Cosmetic Treatments

Thankfully, a plethora of solutions exist to elevate a drooping forehead and endow a rejuvenated demeanor.

In this piece, I will delve into different methods of enhancing the forehead and highlight the diverse forehead lift techniques.

How Do I Lift My Drooping Forehead?

Often called a brow lift, this procedure entails incisions within the scalp, followed by lifting and relocation of the forehead’s tissue.

The procedure can raise eyebrows and diminish forehead lines, culminating in a revived facade. Typically, the outcomes persist for numerous years.

How Can I Smoothen My Forehead Skin?

Thankfully, lasting removal of persistent forehead lines and wrinkles is achievable via a forehead lift.

A forehead lift, synonymous with a brow lift, is a surgical remedy to uplift a drooping forehead and mitigate creases. It encompasses discreet scalp incisions, followed by skin elevation and repositioning of the eyebrows and forehead for a younger look.

This surgical endeavor can also enhance the look of persistent frown marks and profound forehead creases. Forehead intervention outcomes can be sustained for years, though convalescence duration varies based on surgery depth.

The Duration of a Forehead Lift’s Effects

A forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, can lift the eyebrows and smooth out forehead wrinkles.


A forehead enhancement procedure typically maintains its results for a decade. The persistence of results hinges on several aspects, like the individual’s age, applied method, and surgery depth. Certain individuals might need supplementary procedures to uphold their results.

Distinguishing Between a Brow and Forehead Lift

They are two names for the same kind of surgery that focuses on the top part of your face.

This surgery works on the eyebrows, lines across the forehead, lines between the eyebrows (sometimes known as “11’s”), and even the place where your hair starts.

The goal is to make you look fresher and younger. It smoothens lines on your forehead and can lift your eyebrows. This can also make your eyes look more alert. Sometimes, people get this done along with an eyelid lift or a complete face lift. But, you can also just get the brow or forehead lift by itself.

Different Types of Forehead and Brow Lifts

Notable forehead lifts include:

Classic Forehead Lift

This classic approach involves an incision traversing from one ear to the other atop the scalp.

Endoscopic Forehead Lift

Also known as endoscopic brow lift, this minimally invasive procedure involves making several small incisions in the scalp and using a tiny camera. During the endoscopic brow lift, the camera guides the surgeon as they lift and reposition the skin and muscles of the forehead.

Direct Brow Lift

This technique involves making an incision directly above the eyebrows and lifting the skin and muscles to raise the brows and smooth the forehead. This technique is typically used for patients with heavier brows and deep horizontal wrinkles on the forehead.

Mid-Forehead Lift

This technique involves making an incision in the center and lifting the skin and muscles to smooth out wrinkles and lift the brows. This technique is less common and is typically reserved for patients with deep wrinkles in the middle of the forehead.

Coronal Brow Lift

A coronal brow lift includes the doctor making ear-to-ear incision on your scalp. They then lift your forehead tissues, extract excess skin, and reposition your brow. I generally advise this technique for those with very visible ageing signs.

Hairline Brow Lift

During this type of brow kift, I make an incision between your upper forehead and your hair’s starting point. While doing this, I will get rid of minimal skin and tissue for the top of your forehead, not the scalp, through a higher hairline.

While this can effectively and safely treat a regressing hairline, the visibility of the scar along your hairline may vary depending on the target location, how your body heals scars, and your natural hairline. 

Patient Story

A before and after photo of a patient who had a series of procedures, including a brow lift, with Dr. Julian De Silva.


This patient had fixed facial ligaments contributed to the visible changes seen with ageing, as indicated by her sagging forehead, brows, and the presence of jowls.

As a result, she sought my help. The patient wanted natural results and wanted an overall rejuvenation of her face. Hence, I suggested doing a vertical face restore, which combines the effects of a facelift, forehead and brow lift, and neck lift.

The procedure took several hours. The patient’s face, neck, brows, forehead, and jawline improved, as seen in the post-surgery photo. She also looked way younger.

The patient was extremely pleased with her newly found youthful appearance. She was so happy that she said everything was totally worth it.

Facial Rejuvenation: Facelift, Necklift, and Brow Lift

In this video, I discussed the VFR7 (Vertical Face Restore 7), a signature facial cosmetic procedure I developed. As the term suggests, the procedure features seven key steps that solve the most common ageing problems.

  1. Loss of v-shaped jawline
  2. Square-shaped fullness on the jaw & neck
  3. Tired eyes
  4. Mid-face deep lines & lengthening of lip
  5. Skin ageing with lines & enlarged pores
  6. Enhanced recovery & safety
  7. Maintenance after facelift

The VFR 7 is a comprehensive solution to facial ageing that is achieved through a unique surgical procedure created and refined by me over 10 years and thousands of hours of experience.

The procedure, consisting of seven key steps, is an artistic one that addresses the entire face, unlike traditional facelifts that only target a specific portion. The VFR7 technique stands out from traditional facelifts because it employs a vertically oriented lift, resulting in a more natural appearance.

Madonna’s Brow and Forehead Lift

Madonna's appearance at the 2023 Grammy's at Crypto Arena caused concern among fans and more plastic surgery rumors among the rest.

Image Source: Daily Mail

Madonna’s appearance at the 2023 Grammy’s at Crypto Arena caused concern among fans and more plastic surgery rumors among the rest.

The world-renowned pop singer’s recent appearance proves (with a higher chance than before)  that she went through many cosmetic treatments. As seen in the comparison photo above, Madonna doesn’t look herself, alsmost unrecognisable.

For many years, experts have given their opinions on Madonna’s cosmetic surgery rumours, and it seems like they’re right. Madonna most probably had surgical cosmetic procedures, including eyelid surgery or blepharoplast (likely for her upper eyelids) and brow lift surgery.

This is noticeable because of the pop star’s eyebrows. Her eyebrows are thinner, indicating that she had brow lift surgery. Her eyebrows also look higher, which is a telltale sign of a brow lift. In addition, Madonna’s forehead is so shiny, indicating a forehead or brow lift.

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Interested in learning more about how a forehead or brow lift could benefit you? Book a consultation with me today to discuss your options and create a personalised treatment plan.

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Dr. Julian De Silva is a renowned and highly skilled facial plastic surgeon based in Harley Street, London. With a reputation for excellence in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. De Silva is the founder of the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Specialising in procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery, he is known for his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to achieving natural-looking results. 

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Specialist Facelift & Facial Surgeon in London

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 specialises in three main procedures: Facelift and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

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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