Brow Lift in Sydney

Brow Lift Surgery With Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy

Eyebrow position plays an important role in our youthful appearance. As time passes, our skin loses its resilience and suppleness, and the underlying muscles weaken. These changes may cause our forehead to drop and become permanently lined, lending our face an angry, sad or tired resting expression.

Sagging eyebrows are usually first noticed in people who are in their forties, and this may be the time when you first start to think about a forehead or a brow lift. A brow lift rejuvenates the upper areas of the face by correcting low-positioned or sagging brows, and smoothing furrows across the forehead and between the brows. This operation can be performed as a single procedure or can also be done as part of a complete facelift.

Dr Ellis Choy, a specialist plastic surgeon in Sydney, is known for his attention to detail and natural outcomes. With his skillful and nuanced touch, brow lift surgery restores a refreshed and youthful appearance while retaining spontaneity of expression. Book a consultation with Dr Choy today to discover whether a brow lift is right for you.


Brow lift surgery is tailored to address each patient’s unique signs of ageing and aesthetic goals. Many patients start with anti-wrinkle injections when they first notice creases in their forehead or drooping brows. These injections can produce beautiful results with minimal discomfort and no downtime, but there may come a point when they are no longer sufficient.

A brow lift provides more significant and lasting results than anti-wrinkle injections. Rather than simply relaxing specific muscles as anti-wrinkle injections do, a brow lift actually lifts and tightens the tissues. The surgical approach can:

  • Reposition the brow line
  • Elevate the brow arch
  • Smooth forehead wrinkles
  • Remove excess skin
  • Tighten loose or weakened tissues
  • Reduce hooding of the upper eyelids


The best candidates for a brow lift are unhappy with aspects of their appearance caused by sagging tissues in the top third of the face. This usually occurs after age 40, although heredity, poor lifestyle habits and environmental damage can accelerate forehead wrinkling and brow sagging. Men and women in a younger age bracket may also benefit from this procedure.

Good candidates for any kind of plastic surgery are healthy, in good physical shape, at a stable weight and nonsmokers. They should also be emotionally stable and fully educated about the procedure and anticipated results. Cosmetic surgery is a highly personal journey. Dr Choy will offer guidance throughout the process so you can move forward with confidence in your choices.


Brow lift surgery can be performed using different techniques. The most traditional technique involves an incision extending from the top of one ear to the opposite ear, behind the hairline. A more modern approach utilises a flexible tube with an attached camera (an endoscope) to visualise the area and several short incisions hidden within the hairline. Dr Choy selects the most suitable approach based on each patient’s anatomy and goals.

Dr Choy is highly experienced in performing brow lift surgery with special regard to minimising the risk of complications and producing natural-looking results. Modifications are done tastefully to harmonise with the rest of your facial features, so you are not left with an overly taut or ‘surprised’ look. Most brow lift scarring is not visible because the incisions are concealed by the hairline.


Ageing, gravity and exposure to the elements take a toll on all facial features, not just the forehead. These areas also lose their elasticity and resilience, succumbing to wrinkling, sagging skin and drooping fat. Many patients choose to combine their Sydney brow lift with other rejuvenating procedures for a complete transformation of their facial aesthetic.


Blepharoplasty restores a more youthful, rested expression by removing excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. When done by a skilled plastic surgeon, this procedure can brighten your entire face and take years off your appearance. Blepharoplasty may be recommended in addition to a brow lift if you have significant overhang of upper eyelid skin or puffy bags beneath your eyes.


A traditional facelift addresses the lower third of the face, tightening loosened skin that causes jowls and diminishing the appearance of deep nasolabial folds. Facelift surgery and brow lift surgery are frequently combined to ensure the upper and lower regions of the face are rejuvenated simultaneously. Patients may also combine facelift, brow lift and blepharoplasty for the most balanced and naturally youthful look.


Nonsurgical procedures like anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers can complement brow lift results. Anti-wrinkle injections can provide further softening of horizontal forehead lines and vertical glabellar lines between the eyebrows. Facial fillers can be used to restore volume in hollow temples or tear troughs, giving additional rejuvenation to the upper face.


Swelling, redness and discomfort are to be expected after a brow lift. Pain medications issued by Dr Choy, cold compresses and elevation of your head can help ease the most unpleasant parts of recovery. Be gentle while bathing. Avoid prolonged contact with the sun, rigorous exercise and chemical hair treatments. Stitches usually come out within seven to 10 days, and most patients can resume normal activities within a similar timeframe.

After approximately two weeks, signs of surgery such as puffiness, bruising or temporary numbness in the surgical area should dissipate. Scars take about a year to reach full maturity, but they can be nearly invisible even in a few months.


There is no one ideal brow position. The best brow lift is one that fits your face, restoring youthful beauty and a refreshed, relaxed expression. The definitive goal of a skillfully performed brow lift procedure is to look natural and rested, rather than appearing ‘startled’, ‘done’ or pulled too tight. Dr Choy has honed his surgical technique to produce dramatic yet balanced results.

Brow lift results last for many years. However, you will continue to age after any type of facial plastic surgery. Your brow position may change as time passes, but you will still appear younger than if you had not had your procedure. Some patients maintain satisfying results for the rest of their lives.


Dr Choy is an accomplished specialist plastic surgeon who has dedicated his career to the art of aesthetic enhancement. His qualifications and experience include multiple fellowships, years of dedicated practice and appointments at several hospitals. He is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS).

If you are considering facial rejuvenation surgery and would like to know if a brow lift is the right option for you, contact Dr Choy for a consultation today.

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