Asian Brow Lift

Asian Brow lift

Overview of Asian Brow Lift Surgery

Overview of Asian Brow Lift Surgery

The appearance of our forehead changes as we age due to loss of tissue elasticity, fat atrophy, muscle use and the effects of gravity. Over time, you may notice your brow line drooping and deep wrinkles forming across your forehead. You may also lose the natural arch in your eyebrows, or find that the descent of your brows gives your eyes a heavier, fuller or more hooded appearance.

These changes can be addressed with a brow lift. Also known as an eyebrow lift or forehead lift, a brow lift elevates and smooths the tissues of the upper face. In some specific cases, the procedure may also help to reduce heavy skin in the upper eyelids.

At Asian Plastic Surgery, we understand the unique considerations and desires of Asian patients. We tailor our Asian brow lift procedures to suit the facial structure and cultural preferences of our Asian patients. Request a consultation to receive your personalised treatment plan.

Benefits of Asian Brow Lift Surgery

There are many reasons you may be considering a brow lift. This procedure might be suitable for you if:

  • Your eyebrows have sunk to a lower position
  • You have forehead creases and frown lines
  • You have excess skin over your upper eyelid due to brow descent
  • You constantly use your forehead muscles to raise your brows
  • Your brows are asymmetrical and you desire more balance

Cosmetic surgery requires excellent communication. When you visit Asian Plastic Surgery for your consultation, you will discuss your concerns and expectations in detail with your surgeon. In return, your surgeon will communicate your options and help you make informed decisions.

What to Expect

The first step in your brow lift experience is a private consultation. During this initial meeting, your surgeon will conduct a complete facial analysis. Important considerations include assessments of your anatomy, skin quality and preferences. With this information, your surgeon will develop a personalised treatment plan.

Asian brow lift surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. Several different techniques are available, with varying degrees of invasiveness and impact. Your surgeon will select a technique based on the needs and preferences discussed during your consultation.

Following your brow lift procedure, you will be able to return home under the supervision of a trusted caretaker. Recovery experiences can vary significantly from one person to another due to a multitude of factors. These include the specifics of your procedure, your body’s natural healing process, individual health conditions, age, lifestyle, skin quality and adherence to aftercare instructions.

Key Recovery Expectations

Initial Downtime: 1-2 weeks
Full Recovery: 4-6 weeks; up to 6 months for final result
What to Expect: swelling, bruising, tingling, numbness, discomfort in the forehead and brow areas
Activity: light walking is encouraged soon after surgery; strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least 4 weeks
Medications: follow the medication regimen as directed; you may be prescribed pain medications, anti-nausea medications and antibiotics
Aftercare: adhere to instructions regarding incision care; avoid prolonged contact with the sun; avoid chemical hair treatments; use gentle shampoo when bathing
Sleeping: sleep with your head elevated to help reduce swelling
Garments: none
Incisions: care instructions for incisions will be provided; sutures are typically removed or dissolve within 1-2 weeks
Scars: incisions are strategically placed in and around the hairline; scars tend to reach full maturity within 12-18 months

While we can provide general guidelines and average recovery timelines, your personal experience may differ. This information about brow lift recovery is a general overview and should not replace the personalised guidance you will receive during your consultations and postoperative care. 

Following your brow lift procedure, you will be able to return home under the supervision of a trusted caretaker. Some degree of swelling, bruising and discomfort are expected after the operation. Keeping your head elevated and avoiding strenuous activities will help keep these side effects under control as they gradually subside over the coming weeks.

Stitches usually come out within seven to 10 days. Most patients can return to work and social activities within a similar timeframe, but keep in mind that each person’s recovery timeline is personal. Your recovery experience depends on the type of procedure you had, your body’s natural healing process and how closely you adhere to your aftercare instructions.


Two of the most widely discussed techniques for brow lifting are the temporal approach and the endoscopic approach.

Temporal Brow Lift

The temporal brow lift is a less invasive alternative to a classic brow lift. This technique focuses on the outer third of the brow, which is often more affected by the ageing process than the inner or central areas of the brow. A temporal brow lift involves two discreet incisions and can be completed in about an hour. For a variety of reasons that can be discussed during your consultation, this is our surgeon’s preferred approach.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

The endoscopic technique is a less invasive brow lift performed using an endoscope (a thin, tube-like instrument with a tiny camera at the end) to visualise the surgical area. This approach is appealing because its incisions are small and hidden in the hair. However, it can be more difficult for the surgeon to control the operation, and it can sometimes create an unnatural “surprised” look. Our surgeon does not favour this method in most cases.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks and complications of brow lift surgery?

How does brow lift surgery compare to eyelid surgery?

How long will the results of an Asian brow lift last

Does brow lift surgery leave scars behind?

Are there any minimally-invasive options for lifting the brow?

Are there any nonsurgical options for lifting the brow?

Making an Informed Decision

Undergoing plastic surgery is a significant decision that should be made only after careful consideration of all aspects involved, including the potential risks and complications. 

General Risks and Complications

There are general risks and complications that apply to most plastic surgery procedures. These are discussed in detail on our Risks and Complications page.

Specific Risks and Complications

In addition to those that apply generally to plastic surgery, each individual procedure comes with its own specific risks and complications. For Asian brow lift surgery, these include: 

  • Noticeable scarring
  • Temporary or permanent numbness, tingling or muscle weakness
  • Temporary or permanent numbness, tingling or muscle weakness
  • Uneven brow positioning
  • Eye irritation or dryness
  • Overly tightened or pulled appearance
  • Hair loss at the incision sites

Next Steps

Request a consultation at Asian Plastic Surgery for a detailed discussion of these considerations. One of our specialist plastic surgeons will conduct a thorough risk assessment based on your individual factors and outline the measures that can be taken to minimise these risks. Our entire team are here to support your decision-making process, providing all the information you need to make well-informed choices about your care.

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Dr Ellis Choy

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Dr Ellis Choy is an Australian trained, fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon. He specialises in a wide range of Asian Plastic Surgery procedures involving the face, breast and body works. As an Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr Choy helps his patients achieve life-changing transformation via personal enhancement.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
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At Asian Plastic Surgery, our team of specialist plastic surgeons are committed to delivering personalised, culturally sensitive care that respects the unique needs of our Asian patients. We strive to approach every interaction with honesty, integrity and expertise.If you would like to learn more about Asian brow lift in Sydney or find out if you are a candidate, contact Asian Plastic Surgery on 02 5104 9703 or fill out our enquiry form today.

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