What effects does it have?

  • Face

    Higher eyebrows

What is it?

Surgery to change the position of the eyebrows on the face.

More information

Possible complications of a brow lift include:

  • nerve damage causing numbness of the forehead
  • numbness in the scalp lasting up to 18 months
  • leaking cerebrospinal fluid
  • hair loss 1

We have so far been unable to find information on the long-term effects of brow lift surgery.

To ensure you are receiving the safest possible treatment, you should follow this advice from the Care Quality Commission on how to choose cosmetic surgery.

A temporary alternative to raise the apparent height of your eyebrows is to remove hair from the bottom of the eyebrow using plucking or waxing.

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Page last updated: September 2017