The effect of a lowering of the brow area can be profound.
Lowered brows can signal to others that you are tired or angry when you are feeling quite the opposite.
This disconnect between the way that you look and the way that you feel can have a negative effect on the quality of your interactions with others.
Brow lift surgery can restore a wide-eyed expression to your face and smooth away forehead creases and frown lines.
What does brow lift surgery involve?
During your operation, Elena will make four small incisions near your hairline and two further cuts beneath your eyebrows.
Elena will release the muscles causing your forehead lines and the lines between your eyebrows.
She will lift your brow, trimming away excess skin.
Your surgery will be performed under general anaesthetic.
What is the recovery process after a brow lift?
After brow lift surgery, there will be bruising and swelling around your face and head. Remaining in an upright position as much as possible will encourage this swelling to disperse.
Patients need to stay in hospital overnight to receive the appropriate aftercare.
Full recovery from your brow lift will take several weeks and you will have regular checkups with Elena.
You can always contact the clinic for advice if you have concerns between visits.
What is the best age to have a brow lift?
Most patients who consult Elena about a brow lift are between 40 and 60 years old.
However, she also has younger patients with a genetic predisposition to a lowered brow, forehead creases and frown lines.
Elena provides stunning results and a dramatically improved appearance to all her patients, whatever their age.
How long will the benefits of surgery last?
Your brow lift will rejuvenate your appearance, but plastic surgery cannot stop the ageing process. Eventually, the brow area will show visible signs of ageing again.
It is impossible to say how long you will be able to enjoy the result of the procedure as this can depend on the quality of your skin, your general health, and your age when you first have brow lift surgery.
Sun damage and other aggravating factors like smoking will age your skin faster and should be avoided to preserve your fresh-faced and youthful appearance.
Are there any alternatives to brow surgery?
Elena will advise you about any alternative procedures that she thinks may be appropriate for you.
Other surgeries to improve the brow area include eyelid surgery called a blepharoplasty to correct drooping upper eyelids.
Can I combine this surgery with other procedures?
It is common for a brow lift to be part of a face and neck lift, an overall rejuvenation procedure that transforms the appearance of an ageing face.
What will happen during my initial consultation?
Your first consultation with Elena is vital to your plastic surgery journey. Elena takes a complete medical history from each patient as she needs to assess your health status before surgery.
Elena will want to know why you want to have brow lift surgery and advise you if she thinks any other treatments or procedures would be more suitable for your individual needs.
Elena likes to provide patients with full details of the surgery and recovery. She also ensures that your expectations of what surgery can achieve are realistic.
How much does brow surgery cost?
Depending on your location, the initial consultation fee is between £200 and £250.
The total treatment cost will be discussed at your initial consultation.
Why choose Elena Prousskaia for your brow lift surgery?
Elena Prousskai has worked as a plastic and cosmetic surgeon for over twenty years.
She initially practised as a highly successful NHS Consultant, specialising in microsurgery and the care of patients requiring reconstruction after breast surgery.
The surgical and patient care skills that Elena has developed during her career are second to none. She now uses these qualities in her private cosmetic surgery clinics in Bristol and elsewhere in the UK.
Elean is extremely popular with her patients not just for the excellent results that she consistently achieves but also for the confidence that she inspires in them.
You can read some testimonials from delighted patients here.
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Spire Bristol Hospital
Bristol, BS6 6UT
Tel 0117 453 4074
Arriving by car
From M5 Junction 17
Follow the A4018 for Bristol West and Bristol Zoo for approximately four miles. With the Downs and water tower on the right, you will come to a roundabout on this road. Take the left-hand turn into Redland Hill and immediately turn left into Spire Bristol Hospital.
From M4 Junction 19
Follow the M32 leading into Bristol. Take the M32 into the city centre and then follow the signs for Clifton and the A4018. At the top of Whiteladies Road, bear right for Redland to find the hospital.
Bristol Spire Hospital has 100 free car parking spaces.
Arriving by train
Take the train to either Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads stations. Bristol Parkway station is approximately four miles from Spire Bristol Hospital (20-30 minutes by taxi) on the outskirts of Bristol. Temple Meads station is close to the city centre and only 10-15 minutes from Spire Bristol Hospital by taxi.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Are Face And Neck Lifts Performed?
Elena lifts the skin off the deeper facial structures, gently pulls the skin in an upward and posterior direction, removes the excess skin and perform tightening or remodelling of the deeper tissues of the face (SMAS lift). Fat transfer is often performed to improve areas of missing volume which is crucial for juvenile looking face. A small incision, or cut, may be made under the chin to tighten the skin and deeper tissue of the neck. The underlying muscle called platysma may be tightened to remove unfavourable looking neck bands (platismoplasty procedure). Chin liposuction is often performed to remove fat excess under the chin.
How Long Can Swelling And Numbness Last After Surgery?
It is common to experience swelling, bruising, and some areas of numbness after your procedure. Most of the bruising after a facelift takes 10-14 days to resolve. Swelling will steadily improve over about two weeks, and some areas will recover much quicker than others. Certain areas may hold onto swelling longer.
How Is It Different To A Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift reduces minor sagging on the lower face and neck. It is a minimal skin tightening procedure which offers shorter-lived results than a traditional facelift.
How Long Does A Facelift Last?
This will depend on your life style – drinking, smoking and sun damage will accelerate the aging process for you and the lasting effects of your surgery. In healthy individuals with good diet balance and healthy lifestyle the results tend to last longer.
Are There Any Alternative Procedures?
If you present early signs of ageing you may be willing to start with our personalized 4 steps non-surgical rejuvenation program with combination of Botox, Profhilo and fillers before moving to surgical treatments. Please contact us for more information.
How Can Facelift And Neck Lift Surgery Help?
A skilled facelift surgeon can rejuvenate your face and neck, replacing the signs of ageing with taut skin, a youthful complexion, and the restoration of natural angularity. In particular, Elena’s approach to these procedures is to emphasis a completely natural look above all, avoiding any impression that you’ve been operated on or that the resulting skin has an overly taut appearance. Excess skin will be removed and underlying tissues, such as muscles and fascia, will be tightened and reshaped. The incisions will be discretely positioned and the resulting scars well hidden. Often done as part of a facelift procedure, necklift surgery aims to remedy loose skin around the neck. Some people are unhappy with what are called neck bands: an age-related condition that begins to appear when the platysma muscle becomes thick and cord-like, resulting in the appearance of bands across the front of the neck. Necklift surgery can make a huge difference to these issues, using a combination of liposuction, suspension stitches and incision to trim excess neck skin.
How Can Eyebrow Lift Surgery Help?
The process of lifting up the eyebrows, sometimes to help smooth out the horizontal expression lines that come with age, is known as an eyebrow lift. Again this procedure is often done as part of an overall rejuvenation package.
What Does This Procedure Cost?
Please scroll down for more information on pricing.
The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.
The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.
Elena was recommended to me and as soon as I met her I felt entirely comfortable. Her explanations made sense in terms of expectations. Having made the big decision I did feel nervous but had absolute trust and confidence in Elena. I knew I was in the best hands. Elena's team is so supportive, my questions were answered with patience and understanding. My care at the McIndoe Centre was excellent. I am five weeks post op for abdominoplasty and liposuction and last week. Quite amazing to see the before and after pictures! I am so pleased that I was fortunate enough to meet Elena and have no hesitation in recommending her.
SM – Abdominoplasty & Liposuction
I have been both physically and mentally uncomfortable in my body since I was 12. I was born with ‘breast mutation’ and I first had surgery to correct this through the NHS at 16 years old. The surgery I have had with Elena, 17 years later, has removed the NHS implants, one of which had ruptured, and completely altered the shape of my chest. By doing this she has made me look and feel like a woman for the first time in my life. She is at all times quietly kind and fiercely adept. A true artist. She has surrounded herself with the most wonderful team and I cannot thank them all enough for the new lease of life that I have been given.
EG – Removal & Replacement of Implants
I have been self conscious for the whole of my adult life and I cannot express how much this surgery has changed things for me. Both mentally and physically. I highly recommend Elena. She supported me throughout my journey from start to finish. Elena is very particular which for me is really important. Elena really took care of me from initial consultation right through to surgery and aftercare.My scaring is minimal and I am absolutely over the moon with my results. Thank you Elena!
JB – Breast Reduction
Elena is an OUTSTANDING surgeon. I had PIP implants and was looking to have them changed. I knew Elena was the surgeon to help, she put me at ease and explained my options. The lovely ladies in her office were helpful, I wanted to get sorted asap, when an alternative date was available contacted me straight away. I received outstanding care from start to finish from Elena, her team and the hospital. The aftercare is amazing, nothing is too much trouble, can call any time. I was so relaxed, I knew I was in great hands. The final results are fantastic. Elena has worked magic and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so glad I found her. I can’t thank her and her team enough.
LMS – implant Removal & Replacement
Had surgery with Elena in September, I was extremely anxious about the whole thing, but Elena and her whole team, from admin to the hospital staff were amazing with me and reassured me throughout my journey. I can not recommend Elena enough, and she has changed my life for the better! Already saving for my next operation with her!