Brow Lift in Sydney

Brow Lift Surgery With Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Ellis Choy

A brow lift corrects low-positioned or drooping brows and smoothes furrows across the forehead and between the brows. Dr Ellis Choy, a Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney, is known for his attention to detail and commitment to personalisation. 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. Many patients start with nonsurgical treatments when they first notice creases in their forehead or drooping brows.

A brow lift provides more significant and lasting results than nonsurgical treatments by lifting and tightening 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


Candidates for a brow lift wish to address drooping tissues in the top third of the face. This usually occurs after age 40, although heredity, poor lifestyle habits and environmental damage can accelerate the forehead ageing process. 

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 a 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. Modifications are done tastefully with the intention of harmonising with the rest of your facial features, so you are not left with an overly taut or ‘surprised’ look. Most brow lift scarring is concealed by the hairline.


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 significantly less visible even in a few months.


There is no one ideal brow position. 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.

Brow lift results last for many years. However, you will continue to age after any type of facial plastic surgery, and your brow position may change as time passes.


Dr Choy is an accomplished specialist plastic surgeon who has dedicated his career to 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.

*This information about brow lift surgery was reviewed by Dr. Ellis Choy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

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 brow lift surgery, these include: 

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

Next Steps

Request a consultation with Dr Choy for a detailed discussion of these considerations. Dr Choy will conduct a thorough risk assessment based on your individual factors and outline the measures that can be taken to minimise these risks. He and his team are here to support your decision-making process, providing all the information you need to make well-informed choices about your care.