Brow lift

A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that elevates the brow and removes unwanted wrinkles between the brow and hairline. It can also effectively remove the vertical lines above the nose and between the eyebrows.

This surgery can reduce symptoms of heaviness and tiredness at the end of the day, and can lift the troublesome brow droop that obstructs vision in many susceptible individuals.

What happens during the operation

Cosmetic surgery for a Brow lift typically involves “keyhole” surgery, where at least four incisions are made behind the hairline in the scalp and temple. An endoscope, which is a pencil thin camera device that is connected to a television monitor, is then inserted through each incision in turn, enabling the surgeon to see the muscles and tissues beneath the skin. Some of these will then be removed to produce a smoother and younger looking forehead. When the incisions are closed, they are done so horizontally to give additional lift to the brow. If “keyhole” surgery is not used, the traditional brow lift incisions are carried out which involves a longer scar within or just in front of the hairline. The operation usually takes between one to two hours to complete and normally involves an overnight stay in hospital. A brow lift procedure is typically combined with other techniques at the same time ie a face lift.

Aftercare and recovery

Patients may experience numbness and mild swelling but any discomfort should be minimal and easily controlled by medication. Bandages are removed one or two days following surgery and sutures removed 10 – 14 days. The scars will usually fade over three to six months.

Return to light work is acceptable after seven to 10 days, but we recommend vigorous activity is avoided for the six weeks that it takes for the brow to heal in its elevated position. Light bruising and swelling is common around the lower forehead and eyelids. The sutures in the scalp are dissolving and fall out in the shower. Hairdressing appointments should be avoided for six weeks, and the gentle use of a hairdryer and finger drying is preferable to towel dry for this period of time post-operatively.

Risks and complications

All surgical procedures carry risks so it’s important that as well as the benefits of cosmetic procedures you are also fully aware of any complications that may arise.

Although these complications are extremely rare, they can include infection and skin discolouration/bruising and swelling.

Book a consultation

To enquire about our services or to make an appointment call us on (03033) 302956 or make an online enquiry

Who will perform this procedure?

Mr Augustine Akali

Consultant plastic surgeon offering plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Mr Sid Goel

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon

Where can I have this procedure performed?

Goole and District Hospital

Goole hospital is where all of our cosmetic procedures are carried out, although you can choose to have your clinic consultations at Scunthorpe or Grimsby hospitals if this is more convenient.

How much does it cost?

Please contact us for pricing information

Initial Consulation Fee From £150
Endoscopic Brow Lift From £3485

Quality of care

From the moment we receive your request for a consultation through to the completion of your treatment we offer the highest standards of care.


We offer a high quality service at competitive prices. As we work out of NHS hospitals we are able to offer procedures that are more affordable than our competitors


From 'what's included in the price' to 'how to pay' see some of the questions asked by our patients and the answers.