Brow lift (upper facelift)
What is it?Brow lift is the repositioning of facial tissues back to where
they belong to improve sagging brows and upper eyelids. It is
important to note that a brow lift does not involve pulling the
face tight or changing the way you look. It is about creating
a more youthful and natural appearance. It is often (but not
always) done in conjunction with a face lift.
Is Mr Callan experienced at this procedure?Mr Callan has over 20 years of experience at this procedure.
He performs brow lift regularly and keeps up to date with the
latest techniques. As a fully trained plastic surgeon, Mr Callan
performs this procedure to the highest standard available.
Can I see photographs?You can see photographs of people who have had this
procedure when you have your consultation. As Mr Callan
performs this procedure frequently, we have a large number of
photographs of those who have a similar problem to yours.
Who has a brow lift?Women or men have a brow lift when their brows start to
sag to the extent that it is distressing them, and their brows
show significant improvement when they are elevated (try this
with your hands in front of the mirror). It is important to note
that men less commonly need a brow lift as low brows are
normal for a man.
Am I suitable?You need to be sensible and honest about your reasons for
wanting a brow lift and happy with your informed decision.
You should also be as healthy as possible. A time of personal
crisis is no time to be making decisions about such surgery.
It is important to remember that brow lift is used to fi x
gravitational changes in the face and is not a fix for fine line s
and animation lines which are best dealt with by wrinkle
What would make me unsuitable for surgery?Smoking, being outside the BMI (body mass index) range of
18-28, under stress when making your decision, or having a
medical condition that would make surgery unsafe.
How is it done?Mr Callan performs all his surgery at St John of God Hospital
in Geelong, a fully accredited hospital. Brow lift is done via
inconspicuous incisions placed in front of and in the hairline.
The facial tissues are then tightened and the skin replaced in
a more elevated, fresher and younger position. It is sometimes
accompanied by blepharoplasty and face lift.
What are the benefits?What you get out of surgery is entirely a personal matter but
a true rejuvenation of the face makes you look refreshed and
younger. Your identity is fully maintained while improving your
appearance. Most people will not know you have had it done
but may comment that you look well or have lost weight or
perhaps have been on a holiday.
What are the risks?All surgery carries some element of risk. You can
minimise your risk by being as healthy as possible and
as psychologically prepared as possible, by selecting an
experienced and qualified surgeon, and by giving yourself
a stress free time during which to recover. The particular
risks and complications of this surgery will be discussed at
your first consultation. The most common of these is a little
asymmetry. There are other risks common to all surgery and
you will be made aware of these.
Will I have scars?The incision lines are always present but will fade over
the first six to 12 months. As a rule, the incision lines ar e
How long will I be in hospital for?Brow lift involves an overnight stay. Discomfort is minimal but
you will be given medication to keep you comfortable.
How long will I need to recover?This varies but usually you will need three weeks. After two
weeks most people look fairly good but may still be a little
swollen. After four weeks they look good and continue to
improve. You must not drive until you are fully recovered from
both the anaesthetic and the discomfort of surgery. If in doubt,
Do I wear a garment after surgery?No. You may have some bandages on for a few hours after
Will I need to be seen after surgery?Yes. We will keep in close contact with you by telephone for
the first few days and then will see you about four days after
surgery, then at eight days, three weeks and three months and
a year. You are of course welcome to call or visit any time
with any concerns.