A brow lift operation is undertaken to address droopong of the brows which can cause a hooded appearance (this is referred to as a 'brow ptosis'). The operation may be performed in isolation or, more commonly, in conjunction with an upper lid blepharoplasty (an upper eyelid lift or cosmetic eyelid operation).

Brow lift surgery can be done under local anaesthesia, local anaesthesia with sedation by an anaesthetist "twilight anaesthesia", or under general anaesthesia. There are many different surgical procedures which can be used to raise the eyebrows. These will be discussed with you and the one selected will be that which is most appropriate to your age, appearance, and problems. The procedures include:

  • The transblepharoplasty (internal) brow fixation
  • The transblepharoplasty (internal) Endotine brow lift
  • The endobrow lift
  • The temporal direct brow lift
  • The coronal forehead and brow lift
  • The pretrichial forehead and brow lift
  • The lateral subcutaneous brow lift


For patients over the age of 55, the temporal direct brow lift is the simplest and most effective with a long lasting result.

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