Brow Lift

A brow lift can treat low sagging eyebrows, deep frown lines and asymmetry between the brows.

Eyebrow lift surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure that raises the position of the brows. Also known as a forehead lift or endoscopic brow lift, it can improve the appearance of the upper face and forehead. It does this by raising the soft tissue and skin of the forehead and brow.

A brow lift is an outpatient procedure. Swelling and bruising are common after surgery and it can take 6 weeks for a full recovery.

endoscopic brow lift surgery quick facts

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the forehead, eyebrows and upper eyelids. It can correct drooping brows, deep furrows between the eyes, and hooding of the upper eyelids.

A brow lift removes excess skin, tightens forehead muscles, and repairs underlying tissues. A brow lift lifts the eyebrows to give you a more youthful appearance. It can also:

  • Improve your vision if drooping eyelids are interfering with your field of vision
  • Make you look less tired or angry
  • Enhance your overall appearance and boost your self-esteem

Dr Doyle uses an endoscope to perform all eyebrow lifting surgery.

Facial Rejuvenation

What (Dr Doyle Believes) Makes a Good Brow Lift Result

Good results from brow lift surgery are when the results look natural and scars aren’t noticeable. As Dr Doyle’s eye brow lift procedures use an endoscope, scarring is inconspicuous.

The forehead should appear rejuvenated, lines and creases smoothed, and brows raised higher. The procedure helps one to look like a younger version of themselves. Subtle results are important to Dr Doyle. So, the brow shouldn’t appear ‘pulled’ back and it should move normally.

Dr Mark Doyle offers brow lift to all patients from Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast.

Different Types of Brow Lift

There are a few different types of brow lifts yet, Dr Doyle prefers to use the endoscopic technique. This is because the other procedures (the coronal brow lift and hairline brow lift) leave large scars. Instead of lifting only the skin, Dr Doyle lifts the brow area from the inside. This gives better results that last longer and avoids a ‘startled’ look.

Endoscopic Brow Lift

This is a minimally invasive technique that uses an endoscope. The endoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument equipped with a tiny camera. This allows Dr Doyle to see inside the forehead and make any necessary repairs without having to make large incisions.

Coronal Brow Lift

The coronal or traditional brow lift involves making a cut from ear to ear across the top of the head and back in the hairline. The skin on the forehead is pulled back and trimmed, muscles are tightened and rearranged, and wrinkles are smoothed out.

Dr Doyle does not offer this brow lift technique as he believes using an endoscope gives better results.

Brow Lift Procedure

Eyebrows lift surgery happens under general anesthesia at an accredited hospital and usually takes one to two hours.

During this procedure, Dr Doyle makes small incisions behind your hairline and inserts the endoscope. He then lifts the underlying muscles and tissues, before anchoring them in place with sutures or small screws.

This process is repeated five times, to lift the eyebrows from five different angles.


Most people take one week off from work to recover. During this time, it’s important to sleep with your head elevated. Bruising and swelling are common immediately after surgery and will subside over time.

Strenuous exercise is restricted for 6 weeks after brow surgery. This is because it may cause increased swelling, bleeding, or disrupt the healing process. Restricted activities include swimming, gym workouts and running.

Complete recovery from browlift takes about 6 weeks.

Right Candidate

To be a good candidate for a brow lift surgery, you must have realistic expectations about what the surgery can do. A brow lift can help restore a more youthful appearance. But, it won’t make you look like a completely different person.

The best candidates are also in good physical and mental health and do not smoke. Furthermore, the ideal candidate for a brow lift is someone who has:

  • Sagging eyebrows that hang over the eyelids
  • Deep creases or furrows between the eyes
  • Lines and wrinkles across the forehead
  • Hooding of the upper eyelids
  • Asymmetry between the brows

If you are considering eyebrow surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr Doyle today. Dr Doyle is the leading surgeon for brow lift Gold Coast has to offer. He also serves brow lift Brisbane clientele, who travel specifically to see him.


A brow lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that elevates the position of one or both eyebrows. An endoscopic brow lift is a technique that uses a thin, tube-like instrument to lift your eyebrows instead of using long incisions.

A brow lift lifts the position of one or both eyebrows. It can smooth creases and furrows on the forehead/frown and can correct droopy brows and eyelid skin. It’s a cosmetic procedure to combat common signs of ageing.

Eye brow surgery is effective at treating one or both eyebrows. It can lift the brow/s to be more symmetrical on the forehead.

Yes, brow lift surgery leaves scars. The endoscopic method uses five small incisions: one on each temple and three evenly distributed across the forehead. Brow lift scars are often small and inconspicuous.

The results of brow lift are long-lasting, but not permanent. You can expect to enjoy the results of your surgery for at least 10 years.

This is because plastic surgery cannot prevent future signs of ageing. Over time, the effects of gravity and ageing may eventually cause the eyebrows to droop again.

No, brow lifts are not painful. You will be given general anesthesia before the surgery. This means you will not feel any pain during the surgery. You may have discomfort following the procedure, but this is well managed with prescribed pain medication.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with a brow lift. The risks include bruising, swelling and bleeding. Further risks will be explained to you in detail during your consultation.

Next Steps

If you are considering a brow lift, schedule a consultation with Dr Doyle today. He will assess your suitability for surgery and answer any questions you may have.

To book a consultation, please call us on 5598 0988 or fill out our online enquiry form.

About Dr Mark Doyle FRACS (Plast) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Mark Doyle is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience. He specialises in face lift surgery in Gold Coast and Brisbane, and also offers a range of body and breast procedures.

Dr Doyle is a fully qualified Doctor and surgeon. He has completed all required training to be a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and is driven by an committed to providing excellent standards of care.


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*DISCLAIMER: All information on Dr Mark Doyle website is general and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Results can vary significantly and depend on individual patient circumstances. All images on this website, unless specified as real patient images, are stock images used for illustrative purposes only. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your surgeon. Book a consult for details regarding your cosmetic surgery procedure.

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