brow/ forehead lift

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Procedure Type



Sedation/General Anesthesia


1 hours

Recovery Period

1-2 weeks


A Forehead Lift, also known as a Brow Lift, is generally suitable for men and women aged between 40 to 60 years. A surgical procedure that targets the most visible signs of aging such as frown lines, furrows and a heavy, drooping brow, the Forehead Lift is often performed in conjunction with a Facelift and Eyelid Surgery, resulting in a smoother, more wide-awake look that will take years off you.


  • What is a forehead lift?
  • What is a brow lift?
  • Does a forehead lift require anesthesia?
  • How much downtime is required after forehead lift surgery?
  • Are the results of a forehead lift permanent?
  • Deciding about a forehead lift
  • How much does a forehead lift cost?
  • Preparing for your initial meeting with the surgeon
  • Forehead lift surgery FAQs – what should you ask the surgeon?
  • Choosing your surgeon
  • Preparing for a forehead lift
What is a forehead lift?

During a Forehead Lift, an incision is usually made behind the hairline for discreet scarring and to achieve the most natural look. A coronal incision is made, starting at the level of the ears and running across the top of the forehead. The skin is then carefully lifted from the forehead to enable them to remove the underlying tissue and tighten the muscles. At the same time, the eyebrows are also lifted and tightened, and excess skin at the incision points is trimmed and tightened.

What is a brow lift?

However, the modern-day practice is to achieve only natural past of brow lift that looks natural and last longer. However, the incision for this one is placed in the temple area in the margin of hairline for maximum brow elevation.

Does a forehead lift require anesthesia?

A Forehead Lift is an outpatient procedure that is usually performed under local or twilight anesthesia, depending on individual circumstances. Your surgeon will be able to specify which type of anesthesia will be required in your individual case.

How much downtime is required after forehead lift surgery?

Forehead Lift surgery has a downtime of approximately one week.

Are the results of a forehead lift permanent?

The results of a Forehead Lift are permanent but of course the ageing process does not stop. To ensure that the results look good for as long as possible, you should lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy a healthy diet, avoid smoking, follow a good skincare routine and avoid excessive exposure to the sun.

Deciding about a forehead lift

The Forehead Lift is a major surgical procedure that can significantly change the way you look and can have a psychological impact, so careful thought needs to be given prior to going ahead. At Cocoona, we ask for you to conduct a self-evaluation to help you assess if you are one hundred per cent ready, both physically and mentally, for surgery. You should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I have realistic expectations about what Forehead Lift surgery can achieve?
  • Do I know how I want my forehead or brow to look after surgery?
  • Do I fully understand the surgical procedure, how long it will take and what I need to do after the surgery to promote healing and recovery?
  • Am I prepared to follow a healthy lifestyle to help maintain the results?

Once you have clarity on the above, the next step is to find the right surgeon and clinic. These are of paramount importance.

You need a surgeon who is experienced in performing Forehead Lift surgery, has a sound reputation and proven results. You should also look for a surgeon who will give you honest and realistic advice on what you can and can’t achieve with this procedure.

A good clinic is one that has an experienced and highly skilled surgical team, licensed aestheticist(s), well trained nursing staff, an excellent reputation, and a low complication rate. Of course, the clinic also needs to be licensed with the relevant authorities for the country or region it is situated in. At Cocoona, we tick all these boxes.

How much does a forehead lift cost?

For an accurate cost assessment, you will need to book an initial consultation with our surgeon. As with almost any aesthetic procedure, the cost will depend on the following factors:
Surgeon’s Expertise – The surgeon’s fee is based on their experience. Obviously, a reputable surgeon who is established and has a successful track record will charge higher fees.
Clinic/ Hospital – Fees also depend upon the quality of the facility chosen for the operation.
Geographic Area – Depending on the city/ area you decide to have the surgery in, the cost is likely be different: clinics in larger metropolitan cities tend to cost more. You should bear in mind that the expertise of your consultant and your comfort factor with him or her should be one the most important considerations, much more so than the cost of the procedure. A cheap procedure could turn out to be an expensive proposition in the long run.

Preparing for your initial meeting with the surgeon

Once you are clear about your reasons for surgery and have decided to proceed, call us to fix an appointment. On the appointed day, the expert surgeon who will perform the surgery will consult with you. During the consultation, you should expect the following:

  • Discussion about why you have opted for Forehead Lift surgery and what your goals are in relation to the procedure
  • Understanding your medical history
  • Evaluating your health status
  • The options available for your surgery
  • An examination of the area to be treated, measurements (if relevant) and potentially, photography to record what the area looks like prior to the procedure being undertaken
  • Explanation of the options, steps involved, future treatment, risks, and potential complications, if any

Feeling apprehensive before the surgery takes place is entirely normal. Be sure to discuss any fears or concerns you have with your surgeon and don’t hesitate to ask any questions related to the results you hope to achieve.

Forehead lift surgery FAQs – what should you ask the surgeon?

Being well informed is being well prepared. Apart from checking that your clinic and doctors have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience, here are some more areas that you should explore:

  • How many years of experience do you have as a Plastic Surgeon?
  • How many Forehead Lift surgeries have you done?
  • Where will the surgery be conducted?
  • Is the clinic prepared and certified to undertake Forehead Lift surgery?
  • What are the most common complications experienced by your patients? And how were they handled?
  • Do you have a “before” and “after” photo album of similar surgeries?
  • Am I a good candidate for Forehead Lift surgery?
  • What can I expect after the surgery?
  • What precautions would I need to take before and after the surgery?
  • How many days will I take to recover fully?
  • What should I do for a quick recovery?
  • Will the appearance of the area to be treated change over time? If yes, how?
  • What are the risks involved in this surgery?
  • What treatment option/ technique will be used for me?

Please feel free to add any more questions that you wish to this list before your consultation.

Choosing your surgeon

After your initial consultation, you will need to make the final decision regarding your surgeon. Never choose your surgeon simply based on how much the treatment will cost. Instead, focus on the following:

License & certification – is the surgeon licensed and certified to conduct Forehead Lift surgery by a reputable body?

Expertise & experience – the number of years of experience/ how many Forehead Lift surgeries the surgeon has performed previously

Before/ after pictures – evidencing their capability of past performance

Clarity on possible results – whether they are providing you with realistic expectations and honest feedback

Professionalism & comfort factor – if you feel comfortable with the professionalism and manners of a surgeon, and feel you can trust him/her with your face then that’s the surgeon you should consider

Safety philosophy – if the surgeon is ready to put you at risk by recommending or agreeing to perform multiple unrelated surgeries and/or procedures on the same day or within a short period of time, you should refuse to proceed and go elsewhere.

Patient testimonials & reviews – A good reputation and a large number of positive patient testimonials and reviews on independent forums should be an important consideration in your process of choosing the right surgeon

Keep in mind that there are hidden costs in the long term and greater risks (including threat to life), associated with a surgery where costs, safety and skills are compromised. Always be wary of a plastic surgeon or clinic that is offering very low costs and/ or miraculous results.

Preparing for a forehead lift

After your initial consultation with the surgeon, once you are satisfied with the outcome of the ensuing discussions and have confirmed that you will go ahead with your chosen consultant, a date will be fixed for the procedure.

Forehead Lift surgery is usually an outpatient basis for most patients. In the unlikely event of complications, an overnight stay may be required for outpatients, or inpatients may face a longer stay, should the attending doctor make the recommendation. Before you come in for your procedure, we recommend that you plan accordingly.

Here are some of the important steps that you must take before the procedure:

  • Discuss all medication and vitamins that you regularly use with your consultant to see if you should stop taking them before surgery and, if so, for how long. For example, any medications and vitamins that interfere with your body’s blood clotting ability, such as Vitamin E, will need to be stopped completely prior to surgery.
  • Smokers should quit at least two months prior to surgery; smoking interferes with the efficiency of blood flow to the skin which may have an impact on achieving optimal results and increase the risk of complications.
  • You should be in the best possible health and at a stable weight; ensuring that you follow a healthy, balanced diet prior to surgery will help you to be in optimal physical condition to help promote the best outcome

Our surgeon and patient counselor will guide you thoroughly about what you need to do so that you are completely at ease and ready for surgery and beyond.

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A Forehead Lift, also known as a Brow Lift, is generally suitable for men and women aged between 40 to 60 years. A surgical procedure that targets the most visible signs of aging such as frown lines, furrows and a heavy, drooping brow, the Forehead Lift is often performed in conjunction with a Facelift and Eyelid Surgery, resulting in a smoother, more wide-awake look that will take years off you.

patient safety assurance

Cocoona is the only clinic in all of UAE that offers free patient safety assurance. What this means for you is that you will be covered for specified post-operative complications up to AED 50,000. This is like an insurance cover with a limit of AED 50,000. Click here for details.

Now, that you have more information about brow/ forehead lift and about choosing the best brow/ forehead lift surgeon and clinic for getting your surgery done, you have to make the decision.

For answers to any questions regarding brow/ forehead lift in Dubai, call us on 800-362636 or +9714 3884589 or complete the appointment form or email: [email protected].

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