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Brow lift, upper face lift
"Browlift is a refreshing operation that enhances the eyes and forehead, and often doesn't lift the brows much at all" Peter Callan

Brow lift, or upper face lift

A brow lift, or upper face lift, improves sagging brows and upper eyelids, making you look refreshed and more youthful. Surgery is done through three small incisions in the hair. No hair is shaved or lost.

A brow lift does not mean pulling the brow tight or moving the eyebrows up (unless that is required).  It is about creating a naturally younger, more vital appearance. Most people will not know you have had it done but may comment that you look refreshed.

A brow lift is often (but not always) done in conjunction with a blepharoplasty and occasionally a face lift. Most patients with sagging or excess skin in the eyelids need eyelid surgery not a brow lift. Brow lift is reserved for those whose brows are excessively low or where horizontal wrinkles on the forehead are troublesome to the extent that they are necessary to hold the brows up. A well performed brow lift will not be noticeable.

Your operation

Dr Callan performs all his surgery in state of the art facilities at St John of God Hospital in Geelong.

A brow lift involves an overnight stay.  Discomfort is minimal but you will be given medication to keep you comfortable.

A brow lift is done via inconspicuous incisions placed in the hairline usually, but occasionally in front of the hairline to reduce the height of a high forehead. The facial tissues are then tightened and the skin replaced in a more elevated, fresher and younger position.

It may be accompanied by eyelid surgery and a face lift.

Your Results

Move central slider right and left to see brow lift and blepharoplasty as a combined procedure.

Browlift and blepharoplasty are closely related and often happen together.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you are welcome to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified specialist.

Your recovery

Recovery time varies but, on average, it is about three weeks.  After two weeks most people look fairly good but may still be a little swollen.

The incision lines are hidden in the hair. As a rule, the incision lines are inconspicuous. The forehead skin may be a little numb for six to twelve months.

Your consultation

The procedure will be discussed in more detail during your consultation with Dr Callan.  You will have the opportunity ask questions and talk through your reasons for surgery and the expectations you have about the result.  The operation and any risks associated with surgery will also be discussed. The procedure is performed through three small incisions hidden in the hair. No hair is shaved or lost.

You may also like to see other photographs of people who have had the type of blepharoplasty or browlift surgery you may be suitable for. Note that our gallery is only of our patients who consent to their photographs being shown (for which we are exceedingly grateful).



Your surgeon

Brow lift surgery is one of Dr Callan’s specialist areas.  With 25 years’ experience in the field, Dr Callan performs the procedure to the highest standards and has a reputation for beautiful, natural results.

As an expert in the field, Dr Callan is in the best position to properly assess and discuss your concerns and expectations.  Dr Callan is a former president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Committed to remaining at the forefront of advancements and innovation in his field, Dr Callan is a prominent figure and regular speaker at national and international conferences.

Dr Callan’s specialist areas also include rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, face lift and breast surgery.

Dr Peter Callan

Dr Callan was trained by some of Australia’s finest plastic surgeons before further study in Britain, Canada and the United States. He is on the faculty of the Triennial Masters’ Symposium on Blepharoplasty and Facial Rejuvenation, and is Director of Dissection for the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course, one of the most prestigious face lift anatomy courses in the world.

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