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Brow Lift Surgery in London

Dec 30, 2021 | The Clinic London | 0 comments

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?

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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 facial aesthetics injections 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 facial aesthetics injections 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 facial aesthetics injections” 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 facial aesthetics injections 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.

Consultation

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

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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.

Brow Lift London: Top Destination for Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Brow lifts are surgical treatments that remove sagging skin and tighten tissues.

Our skin loses elasticity due to our body’s natural ageing process. It causes our brows to flatten and descend, contributing to brow asymmetry and aesthetic features.

As such, multiple surgical techniques are available to perform an eyebrow lift procedure. These techniques tighten underlying tissues in the treatment area to produce a more youthful appearance. What brow lift treatment best works for you will depend on your surgeon.

London has become a hotspot for specialists and cost-effective brow lift treatment. More people are looking to achieve their aesthetic goals and reduce skin laxity in the city due to its quality services and treatment options.

In this article, I will talk about the surgical procedure, its cost, benefits, and results.

How Much Does a Brow Lift Procedure Cost in the UK?

Endoscopic brow lift surgery is still considered an affordable option among facial cosmetic treatments.

Eyebrows are one of our defining facial features. They give our face its shape by framing our eyes strategically. Our brows lose elasticity as we age, so an eyebrow lift procedure is a popular surgical treatment to address it. Depending on your aesthetic goals, you can choose to raise, lower, or curve it.

The cost of surgical brow lift treatments depends on how long the procedure is and where you have it done. In the UK, the average price of eyebrow lifts is between £5,000 and £8,000, depending on which city. Compared to other cosmetic procedures, brow lift surgery is on the more affordable side of the spectrum.

Is an Endoscopic Brow Lift Worth It?

Eyebrows frame the eyes and give the face shape, making it one of our most crucial facial parts.

As one of our essential facial features for a natural appearance, eyebrows are prone to the effects of our body’s natural ageing process, causing them to sag, droop, and lose shape. Brow lifts are simple surgical procedures to remove loose skin and tighten our forehead creases to address these concerns. Whether this procedure is worth it or not depends on what your goals are.

Brow lift surgery is a set of cosmetic procedures that can give you better, younger-looking skin. They help restore your eyebrow’s natural shape and arch, reduce eyelid sagging, and remove excess sagging skin on the face. They soften and smoothen wrinkles and frown lines in the treatment area, lift your eyebrows, and provide facial improvements.

How Long Do Brow Lift Results Last?

Lateral brow lift is a minimally-invasive procedure that produces results lasting a very long time.

While no cosmetic procedures are permanent in addressing age-related concerns, the results last for a very long time. Depending on the lift treatment you received, non-surgical and surgical eyebrow lifts vary in longevity.

A London brow lift surgery can last an average of 10 to 12 years. These minimally-invasive procedures require smaller and fewer incisions to improve the treatment area. Factors like age, skincare routine, and health condition determine how long the results will last.

Surgical Brow Lifts

A surgical brow lift helps improve the appearance of the forehead.

Depending on your desired results, this type of cosmetic surgery requires different and specific techniques. Your surgeon strategically determines the incision locations and resulting scars, depending on the brow lift methods used.

In an endoscopic brow lift, the doctor makes several small incisions on the forehead skin behind the receding hairline. A long thin tube with a camera and light is inserted through one of the incisions to view and evaluate the muscle and skin tissue in the treatment area.

Another instrument is inserted through the other incision, used to adjust and lift forehead tissues, stitch or screw them in place, or employ a different, more appropriate technique. The incisions are closed by stitching or using clips.

The location of the incision varies depending on the technique used. In a temporal brow lift, small incisions are made behind the hairline and near the temples. In a direct brow lift, the procedure is done by removing the skin directly above the eyebrows.

In a coronal brow lift, small incisions are made behind the hairline across the top of the head from ear to ear or on the top of the head. The forehead is adjusted into a more natural position. Incisions are covered by lifting the scalp in front of them so that it overlaps and covers the incisions.

What Is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that improves the eyebrows, giving a more youthful look.

Also known as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation, it targets tissues on the forehead to produce younger-looking, smoother skin. It addresses facial concerns, including uneven, sagging, and low eyebrows.

Our eyebrows frame our eyes and shape our faces, and it’s not exempt from the effects of our body’s natural ageing process. As such, eyebrows move down, sag, and become uneven, making you look tired, older, and not in the mood. Performing this treatment improves your overall appearance.

Why Undergo Brow Lift Treatment?

1. Reshapes eyebrows to their natural arch

Our eyebrows go down as we age, but brow lift procedures can address them.

This treatment can restore the shape and natural arch of your eyebrows, similar to what they looked like back when you were younger.

Our eyebrows start to go down and sag as we age, causing them to lose shape and form. It gives you a tired, older appearance and can affect your self-confidence. A brow lift can drastically improve the appearance of your forehead. Your eyebrows can be contoured and shaped to give you a more youthful face.

2. Removes excess skin

This treatment helps tighten the skin by removing excess skin in the treatment area.

Both surgical and non-surgical options, such as laser resurfacing, smoothen and soften the frown lines on your forehead.

3. Improves upper eyelid appearance

The treatment pulls the skin around the eye area to improve the upper eyelid appearance.

As ageing affects our skin appearance, sagging eyebrows can push down the eyelids in the process. It results in heavier-looking eyelids that make you look tired and unrested. As such, an eyebrow lift helps reduce upper eyelid sagging as a consequence, giving you a more refreshed look.

4. Reduces fine lines around the eye area

The outer corners of the eye are also affected by ageing, producing wrinkles and fine lines known as crow’s feet.

An eyebrow lift surgery effectively addresses these concerns, together with eyelid and forehead appearance. Pairing the procedure with post-treatment preventive habits improves the results drastically.

5. Minimises forehead lines

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, improves the appearance of the forehead.

The forehead is the most prominent and visible indicator of ageing, producing accentuated fine lines and wrinkles as we grow older. A brow lift surgery reduces these unwanted skin effects through skin tightening and stretching, giving you instant younger-looking skin.

6. Opens up the eyes

Your eyes are one of the main areas affected by eyebrow sagging and forehead wrinkling.

The surrounding skin can push and pull the skin around your eyes, which can sometimes obstruct vision and accentuate tiredness in your eyes.

A brow lift helps pull the skin back around the treatment area, drawing the eyelids and tightening the skin in the corner of your eyes to brighten them up.

7. Gives long-lasting facial improvements

A brow lift procedure, both surgical and non-surgical, has long-lasting results you can enjoy.

Not only does a brow lift surgery give you fast and immediate results, but its transformative effects on your face also last long. Surgical brow lifts can last between 10 to 12 years, depending on your skincare routine, diet, and preventive habits.

Non-surgical options can stay up to two years, but they may require additional treatments and complementary procedures to achieve the best results.

How Is a Brow Lift Performed?

The specific technique will depend on your aesthetic goals.

Your doctor will decide where to make incisions in the treatment area strategically. Moreover, a brow lift surgery is performed either with general or sedation anaesthesia.

The incisions of an endoscopic brow lift are made behind the hairline. This minimally-invasive procedure involves a thin tube with a mounted light and camera inserted in one incision to view the muscles and tissues and an instrument to adjust the forehead tissues in the treatment area.

In a coronal brow lift, the incisions are made behind the hairline across the top of the head to adjust the forehead into its new, more natural position. The incisions are covered by overlapping the scalp in front of it.

Other techniques also place incisions differently during the procedure. A temporal brow lift makes small incisions near the temples, while a direct brow lift removes the loose skin directly above the upper eyelids.

What Happens During a Brow Lift Consultation?

During your consultation, your brow lift surgeon evaluates your current health condition and medical history.

Your doctor outlines your options and recommends the most suitable treatment method for you. In order to study and assess your face, measurements and photos are taken.

Your post-treatment care and treatment are also discussed during consultation. The likely results of the surgical brow lift are presented, and the possible complications are explained in detail.

Always be prepared to ask questions and raise concerns during this stage.

How Should I Prepare for a Brow Lift?

You must properly prepare for a brow lift procedure to make it successful.

Here’s what you should do before a brow lift:

1. Research nearby doctors and clinics.

Research the most experienced doctors and centres around your area before your treatment. Make sure they have the necessary certifications and qualifications to perform the surgery. Look up online reviews and read through previous patients’ experiences if there are any. It helps you narrow down your options depending on your aesthetic goals and resources.

2. Acquire lab testing.

Your doctor needs your lab results and medical evaluation to examine your current health condition more accurately. They rely on your lab tests to see which procedure works best for you.

3. Adjust your current medication.

Consult your specialist if you are already taking other medications or prescriptions.

They will help adjust your prescription to prepare you for the surgery. You can also discuss your consultation with your surgical brow lift doctor to prepare and arrange what you need to do.

4. Avoid aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs.

Aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs increase bleeding and bruising. It is recommended to stop taking these medicines and supplements before the treatment.

5. Stop smoking.

Smoking slows down your recovery period after the surgery, so it’s advisable to stop it weeks or a month before the treatment if you are a smoker.

6. Prepare questions to ask your surgeon.

You can find checklists of questions you can ask your surgeon during the consultation and on the day of your procedure to ensure a smooth process.

7. Arrange your aftercare needs.

Prepare your responsibilities ahead of the procedure. You need time to recover, and it’s best to follow your doctor’s aftercare routine to ensure a faster recovery.

Recovery After Brow Lift

Recovery from a brow lift surgery takes one to two weeks.

It’s always crucial to give yourself time to heal. Here’s what you can do:

1. Strictly follow aftercare instructions.

Actively follow your doctor’s post-treatment care routine. If possible, ask someone to take care of you for the first three nights.

2. Limit going outside.

External elements such as direct sunlight, dust, and water can affect the rate of healing. Avoid going outside as much as possible. Use proper protection like umbrellas, hats, and sunglasses if you have no choice.

3. Avoid strenuous physical activities.

Avoid such activities for up to two weeks to recover faster.

4. Avoid alcohol and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Alcohol and anti-inflammatory drugs can trigger more bleeding and bruising in the first week of your recovery period. Avoid taking these substances for a quick recovery.

5. Get plenty of rest.

Rest is essential for our body to heal. Make sure to grab every opportunity to get quality sleep. Keep your head elevated while sleeping, and avoid using mobile devices before your bedtime.

6. Stop smoking.

Smoking greatly impedes your recovery. As much as possible, do not smoke until your wounds have healed within a 10- to 14-day period.

Are Brow Lifts Painful?

Doctors use sedatives to give you maximum comfort, and while minimally invasive, you may still experience mild discomfort and pain during surgery.

Does Brow Lift Surgery Leave Scars?

Scarring is an unpredictable outcome in any surgery, but brow lift surgeons make sure that scars are well-hidden in the hairline or the natural creases of the eyes. Scars from this procedure heal exceptionally well.

Are Brow Lifts Permanent?

The results of a surgical brow lift can last between 10 to 12 years. While these are not permanent, they last a very long time with a proper skincare routine, sun protection, and healthy habits.

Brow lift surgery can enhance your appearance. Also known as a forehead lift, it is a cosmetic procedure that elevates the brows. Find out more about it now

Achieve the Perfect Look With an Endoscopic Brow Lift

Brow lift surgery can enhance your appearance. A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure that elevates the brows. This surgical treatment enhances the appearance of the forehead and the brow. It also improves the area around your eyes by raising the skin of the forehead and brow.

In this article, I will talk about the procedure and answer the most commonly asked questions about it.

How Long Do Endoscopic Brow Lifts Last?

An endoscopic brow lift surgery can enhance your appearance. 

If you’re going to invest in a cosmetic procedure or surgery, it’s natural to want to know how much the results will last.

An endoscopic brow lift can last for up to more than a decade. You can enjoy the results of your endoscopic brow lift and get rid of frown lines for a long time.

The length of your treatment will be determined by factors such as your age and skincare routine.

How Much Does an Endoscopic Brow Lift Procedure Cost?

The cost of a forehead endoscopic lift depends on many factors. Here are the factors affecting the cost:

Factors Affecting the Cost

Here are the factors contributing to the cost of the procedure:

Location

Brow lifts in London are typically higher than those performed elsewhere in the UK.

Facility Type

Private clinics and hospitals also charge more than public facilities.

Surgeon Experience

Furthermore, more experienced cosmetic surgeons charge more than less experienced surgeons.

Consultation Fee

Consultation prices differ amongst clinics as well. In some places like my Harley Street clinic in London, the consultation fee gets deducted from your surgery fee.

Post-Op Care

The cost of post-op treatment is also determined by what your doctor prescribes.

As a result, you should ask your surgeon for a breakdown of all payments, including those for follow-up appointments.

How Painful Is an Endoscopic Brow Lift?

This type of procedure is not as painful as reconstructive surgery.

The pain and healing time for a forehead and brow lift is mostly determined by the techniques used.

Traditional methods, such as a coronal brow lift, require a significant amount of time for healing. They also produce more pain. In general, it takes longer to recover from a coronal brow lift than an endoscopic lift. The cosmetic treatments are also more painful.

However, after an endoscopic forehead lift, the majority of my patients experience minor to no discomfort. If they do, the pain can be alleviated by taking pain medication after the treatment.

After the treatment, patients usually experience some numbness in the forehead. However, using the endoscopic technique significantly lessens this sensation.

This seemingly permanent numbness will also improve after approximately six weeks. It may be accompanied by some brief itching. After an average of one week has passed since the surgical procedure, the patient may resume doing normal, non-strenuous activities.

Keeping your head elevated as you recover can also help with the pain.

Is an Endoscopic Brow Lift Permanent?

There are a lot of people interested in finding out whether or not this treatment is a permanent one.

Although a brow and forehead lift will produce effects that last for a long time, the procedure’s primary purpose is to repair problems that have already developed on the patient’s face and forehead.

In a sense, an endoscopic brow lift is permanent given that you have it at an older age. However, you might have to have another brow lift if you had the procedure at a young age.

On the upside, the effects of a brow or forehead lift typically remain for several years, despite the fact that the skin will normally continue to lose some elasticity as a natural part of the ageing process.

It’s also possible that maintaining healthy skin will help the results last even longer. Techniques that support the formation of collagen can assist improve the laxity of the skin. Protecting the skin from sun exposure can also encourage healthy skin that may age at a slower rate.

What Is Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery?

This procedure is a cosmetic treatment, just like breast augmentation.

An endoscopic brow lift is a cosmetic surgical technique used to restore the elasticity of soft tissues in the upper portion of the face.

Excess sagging skin around the forehead causes brow drooping (ptosis). Wrinkles are also eliminated by rearranging the underlying muscle and soft tissue. It gives the upper third of the face a more rejuvenated, youthful appearance. It can also be used in conjunction with a facelift.

Endoscopy is the insertion of a flexible tube containing a lit camera and surgical equipment through a surgical incision. Endoscopes are increasingly employed in numerous reconstructive and cosmetic surgical treatments.

Therefore, endoscopic brow lift surgery is becoming more popular since it is less intrusive. It also allows you to recover faster than standard brow lift surgery. In some cases, the entire forehead skin had to be manipulated for proper brow rejuvenation.

This type of facial surgery can get rid of frown lines and an unsightly brow line. It can also lift the upper third of the face. In my patients, the lift achieved their desired forehead rejuvenation.

Endoscopic Brow Lift Surgery: The Process

During the procedure, I insert an endoscope (a long, thin tube with a light at one end attached to a camera) via microscopic incision sites in the scalp.

The endoscope allows the cosmetic surgeon to examine and treat the various interior structures of the forehead. This technique calls for extremely small incisions.

Then, I will lift your forehead tissues and anchor them in the right places. I might have to adjust your brow position as well. For this, I’ll consider the state of your upper eyelid. After this, I will close the small incisions.

Interestingly, this type of brow procedure is, in a sense, the most minimally invasive type of brow surgery.

FAQS for Brow Lift

In this section, I’ll answer the most frequently asked questions about brow lifts.

This lifting surgery is less complicated than reconstructive surgery. Here are the most commonly asked questions (with answers) about endoscopic brow lift surgery:

How long does a brow lift procedure last?

The cosmetic operation will last between one and three hours. However, the procedure can last longer if you need to have other complementary procedures.

How long does the effect of a direct brow lift last?

On average, a brow lift can last for up to more than a decade. In some cases, the effects can last for up to a lifetime, especially if you had it done later in life.

Is a brow lift procedure safe?

This cosmetic surgery, like any other operation, involves some risks. These risks include scarring, itching on the scalp, allergic reaction to general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia, swelling, and infections.

However, when done by a qualified and experienced doctor like Dr. Julian De Silva, any brow lifting surgery (e.g. endoscopic, direct, or temporal brow lift) becomes safe and effective.

Does brow lift surgery work?

Brow lift surgery does work. It can give your face a more youthful appearance by elevating the soft tissue and skin of your forehead and brow. It can also highlight the beauty of your upper eyelid, making your eyes look more attractive.

What type of anaesthesia is used for a brow lift?

The precise type of brow lift determines the type of anaesthetic. However, I usually perform an endoscopic brow lift surgery using sedation anaesthesia (oral or intravenous). It’s also known as MAC (monitored anaesthesia care) or twilight anaesthesia.

Can you do an endoscopic brow lift with other surgeries?

Yes, this type of surgery can be safely done with other types of plastic surgery. These include upper blepharoplasty, transblepharoplasty brow lift, breast surgery, breast augmentation, facelift, rhinoplasty, and more.

Before and After Photos

Here are some before and after photos of my clients. In a nutshell, my clients suffered from various issues such as brow ptosis, heavy brows, and facial ageing.

Patient 1

For many years, this Caucasian woman had been unhappy with her increasingly fatigued look.

For many years, this Caucasian woman had been unhappy with her increasingly fatigued look. She wanted to make it look like her eyes naturally improved.

She had open eyes but very low brows. While elevating her brows can help with this, it can also cause a change in a person’s natural appearance. So, she began investigating plastic surgeons in the UK to find out which surgery would be best for softening her looks and making her eyes look brighter.

I, Dr. De Silva, inspected her eyelids during her appointment and advised upper and concealed incision lower blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery to correct the sagging skin around her eyes.

She had never had any type of plastic surgery before and was nervous about the outcome. I tightened the muscles beneath the skin’s surface to generate a firmer, more youthful appearance (canthopexy). I also used cutting-edge procedures and best practices to provide natural-looking results and reduce scarring.

Patient 2

This 42-year-old woman was concerned about the appearance of her brow.

This 42-year-old woman was concerned about the appearance of her brow. Her eyes also gave her a worn and melancholic expression. So, she sought out cosmetic surgery with competence in the area of the eyes. She chose to speak to me, Dr. De Silva, a plastic surgeon who specialised solely in the face, after doing some research.

She addressed her concerns with me during her consultation. The patient also asked me what I recommended for her. However, she was apprehensive about scars following surgery because she had many worries about her upper eyelids.

I discussed all of her concerns with her and she decided to proceed with telescopic brow lift surgery (a specialised concealed incision procedure in which the cuts are hidden in the hair) and upper eyelid surgery with carbon dioxide laser skin resurfacing.

Patient 3

This man in his fifties had observed an increase in tiredness in his face and eyes.

This man in his fifties had observed an increase in tiredness in his face and eyes. He discovered that the changes were harming his look and well-being.

I observed that while his eyelids were showing signs of ageing, he also had relatively low brows, with only millimetres between his upper and lower eyelids.

He also needed extra care because he had dry eyes. His eyes might and facial nerve might be damaged by brow lifting and eyelid surgery. So, following a thorough examination, I performed a hidden-scar (3-D cameras) brow lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty with fat transfer, and CO2 laser.

Brow procedures for men must be done with caution and artistry because over-lifting the brows can generate a shocked and feminine look.

In the end, the patient was extremely pleased with the end outcome. He saw a noticeable natural change in his appearance. The patient also returned to me, Dr. De Silva, for additional surgeries. The photograph demonstrates the outcomes of the upper blepharoplasty and brow lift two months later.

Conclusion

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!

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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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