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Men who have excess skin on their eyelids or low brows may feel that it makes them look tired, angry, or older than they really are. Male brow lift surgery, sometimes called a forehead lift, is a cosmetic surgery designed to reduce these common signs of ageing.

By elevating the brow, Dr Jeremy Richardson is able to create a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance that looks natural. Each procedure is slightly different, tailored to the patient and their facial anatomy.

What is a Male Brow Lift?

Brow lift surgery is one of the most commonly requested procedures by men to address heavy upper eyelids and frown lines. It is common for men to have a naturally low eyebrow position, which can give the face a heavy and tired look.

A male brow lift surgically lifts the brows in order to create a more youthful and relaxed appearance. The procedure tightens the skin and muscle tissue in order to both improve facial proportions and address signs of ageing. People may seek this procedure to:

  • Reduce horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
  • Address frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Raise hooded and sagging upper eyelids
  • Create a reawakened, youthful look

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Due to the personal nature of the surgery, you will need to have an initial meeting with Dr Richardson. During this meeting, you will discuss your reasons for seeking surgery, your treatment options, as well as what you hope to achieve. Dr Richardson will ask about your medical history and any current health conditions in order to make sure you are suitable. Generally, a good candidate for male brow lift surgery is in good health, does not smoke, and is concerned about sagging eyelids, wrinkles, or a low or furrowed brow.

Following this, you will discuss which surgical techniques will work best and what outcomes you can expect. You should then know what to expect from your procedure. If you have any questions, Dr Richardson will be able to give you further information and guidance.

The Procedure

This procedure can be performed with either local or general anaesthesia. Incision methods can vary depending on your particular case. You will discuss these with Dr Richardson beforehand in order to establish which surgical approach will work best to produce your desired outcome. Dr Richardson will place incisions strategically so that your scars will be virtually unnoticeable after the area heals.

Typically, the procedure takes one to two hours. The result is a lifted, rejuvenated eyebrow position and a more youthful appearance.

Cost of Male Brow Lift Surgery

Fees can vary from patient to patient, based on the details of their procedure. For example, a more extensive procedure may be more costly than a smaller or more subtle lift. Additionally, if you choose to combine your male brow lift with another procedure, this can increase the total fee. When outlining the cost of your surgery, we must consider several factors:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anaesthetist fees
  • Hospital fees
  • Medication

Since every surgery is different, we can give you further information about the fee for your procedure during your first appointment.

Your Personal Consultation

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Your personal consultation is the first step to finding the right procedure for you. Dr Jeremy Richardson is a highly skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon, dedicated to providing quality results and a positive patient experience.

Book your appointment to
  • Discuss your physical concerns and goals
  • Receive an outline of your surgical options
  • Get quality advice from a Specialist Plastic Surgeon
  • Receive a customised treatment plan
  • Meet Dr Richardson’s Patient Coordinator and team who will support you through your journey


After male brow lift surgery, Dr Richardson will bandage the area. You will probably have some swelling and discomfort, but we can prescribe pain medicine to help you manage this. Additionally, we will send you home with instructions on how to care for your body and optimise your recovery. It is vital to follow this advice, as it will help produce a good result and reduce your risk of healing issues. For example, you may need to:

  • Keep your head elevated
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Take care of your incision sites
  • Restrict your physical movement
  • Take some time off work to recover

Although timelines can vary slightly, most male brow lift patients can expect the following:

  • Some initial swelling and discomfort in the first 24 to 48 hours
  • Swelling should mostly subside within one to two weeks
  • Return to work within two weeks
  • Resume a normal exercise routine after four to six weeks

Risks and Complications

Although this procedure has a high success rate, patients should still be aware of the potential risks. Weighing the risks and benefits will help you make a confident and informed decision, as well as manage your expectations. The procedure can involve risks such as:

  • Bleeding and infection
  • Poor healing
  • Ongoing pain and swelling
  • Asymmetry
  • Unwanted results
  • Damage to underlying tissue
  • Visible scars

In order to reduce your risks, it is important to follow your post-operative care instructions. Taking good care of your body will encourage optimal healing and give you the best chance at achieving your desired result.

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