What is the Brow Lift

Eyebrows have been in the spotlight over the past few years. This is due to eyebrows not only framing the eyes but also balancing the whole face. Sagging or drooping brows can give an aged, angry or tired look. They can also make the eyelids look heavier or hooded.

A brow lift can raise the eyebrows to correct sagging or drooping brows. This will rejuvenate the eyes and the full face. It can also correct asymmetrical brows. Some patients find that all (or at least some) of their eyelid heaviness is actually in the brow. Brow Lifts are often performed alongside a blepharoplasty for the best results.

Common names

Eyebrow lift, forehead lift, transpalpebral browpexy, temporal brow lift, thread lift, thread browlift, closed threads to the row, liquid brow lift, wrinkle relaxer brow lift

Targeted areas

Forehead, brow and upper eyelids

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Non SurgicalSurgical

Cost

From $2200

Types of Brow Lift

There are many types of brow lift available. At Absolute Cosmetic we offer wrinkle relaxer brow lift, temporal brow lift, threads to the forehead and the transpalpebral lift. At a consultation Dr Murray will assess your concerns and discuss your desired results before recommending the best option for you. Wrinkle Relaxers are often recommended to increase the longevity of the brow lift.

Temporal Brow Lift

This procedure can improve the signs of ageing visible in the temporal area by lifting the tail of the brow and rejuvenating the crow’s feet (outer side of the eyes). A small incision is made on the hairline on each side to try and avoid visible scarring.

Threads to the Forehead

Closed thread lifts have evolved from the original brittle Russian threads to the absorbable modern thread. Most of these are inserted with needles and have barbs to hold the skin on the forehead up or give some lift. Some have little cones etc for catching the dermis also.

Transpalpebral Lift

This is also known as the Transpalpebral Browpexy and can be performed alongside eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty). It offers a lift to the outer brow and is suitable for those who have a slight drooping to the tail of the brow.

How much does a Perth Brow Lift cost?

The cost of the brow lift in Perth will depend on the type of brow lift required. The Transpalpebral Lift is from $2,200, this procure is an optional add-on to a blepharoplasty which is priced between $2,200 and $6,600. Threads to the forehead is priced from $3,300. The Temporal Brow Lift starts from $4,400. All surgical procedures performed in our Health Department Licensed Day Hospital under sedation also incur a $1,200 Theatre Fee.

Is there a non-surgical alternative to a brow lift?

Yes, a subtle brow lift can be achieved with Wrinkle Relaxer. This is a procedure that has been popularised by the media in recent times. It is important to note that the results of a Wrinkle Relaxer Brow Lift will not be as dramatic or as long lasting as a surgical brow lift. The results of Wrinkle Relaxer usually last 3-4 months, however, some find that due to the small dose used to achieve a brow lift it may not last as long.

Payment Plans

Absolute Cosmetic offers multiple payment options including; Cash, Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard etc), Lay-by, Payment Plans, Third Party Finance. More information is available on our Payment Plan page.

What happens on the day of the brow lift Perth procedure?

You must arrive on time to be fully admitted by the medical team. Smoking and illicit drug use must be avoided before the procedure. Smoking increases the risk of some serious complications during and after surgery. Ideally, you should stop smoking at least 6 weeks prior to a procedure, cutting down does not reduce the risk of complications, however, the greatest health benefit is gained by quitting smoking for good. More information about the possible complications, as well as information about how to quit, is available here.

Blood pressure must be under good control, and all other medical conditions must be stable. Blood thinners must be avoided if possible. You must fast on the day of the procedure. You are able to eat dinner as usual the night before, then you must stop drinking fluids at midnight. On the morning of the procedure you can take a small sip of water to take your pre-surgery medication.

The surgery is performed under sedation (rather than general anaesthesia) with local tumescent anaesthesia to make the area numb. This procedure is usually completed within 1-2 hours. Many patients will have the upper and lower eyelid surgery at the same time, and potentially other procedures such as fat transfer and forehead thread lift. Expect to be drowsy after the procedure, this is a side effect of the sedation, but not in substantial discomfort.

You must be collected by a competent supervising adult and observed the first night. Any severe pain or swelling must be immediately reported to us. The following day you will be reviewed by our team and all of the aftercare instructions must be followed.

What happens after the brow lift procedure?

You will need to rest for at least 5 days and avoid any strenuous activity. Smoking must be avoided. If sutures have been used, they will be removed on day 7, and many patients can return to work by approximately day 7. This may be shorter or longer, depending on swelling and bruising.

Exercise should be avoided for 2 weeks except for walking, followed by a gradual cautious return.

Dr Glenn Murray

Cosmetic Doctor and Medical

Director

Dr Glenn Murray completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Western Australia. He continued his training; undertaking both cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery training. Dr Glenn Murray has trained with some of the best Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in the US and around the world. He is the past president of the Cosmetic Society and has completed Blepharoplasty and Non-Surgical Periorbital Transformation training with the European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery. Dr Murray has a special interest in repairing botched oversees surgery and more information on this can we found here.

Dr Murray, our Medical Director, at Absolute Cosmetic Medicine is committed to providing exceptional care to every patient. His full resume can be seen here.

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

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