What are the potential risks and complications of a brow lift?

Modern surgical procedures are generally safe, but there is still a potential risk of complications.

Complications and risks associated with brow lift surgery include:

  • Infection which requires antibiotic treatment or in some cases additional surgery
  • Excessive bleeding from the site of the incision
  • Swelling, pain and bruising around the incision site
  • Allergic or hypersensitive reaction to the antiseptic, dressings or medications
  • Immediately following your surgery, you may experience short-term nausea and vomiting due to the anaesthesia
  • You may develop keloid or hypertrophic scars, which are raised and thickened scars. This type of scarring may be unsightly, annoying and itchy; however, they are not threatening to your health and rare if you have no family history of the condition.
  • Numbness around the hairline, but this is usually temporary and it recovers once the nerves heal, typically within a few months following the surgery
  • No movement or decreased movement of the muscles in the forehead for the first few days following your surgery
  • Slightly raised hairline
  • Temporary loss of hair at or near the surgical area
  • Some complications may require corrective revision surgery

Although it is rare, the nerves responsible for controlling the movement of eyebrows may have permanent injury such as asymmetry of the eyebrows. Revision surgery may be required in order to improve appearance.

How much does a brow lift cost?

Costs associated with a brow lift vary between $10,000-$14,000 depending on a number of factors:

  • Anaesthetist's fee
  • Private hospital or day surgical facility fees
  • Type of brow lift performed
  • Need for anti-wrinkle injections
  • Implant costs
  • Surgical assistant's fee
  • A brow lift is often done in conjunction with other facial plastic surgical procedures, such as eyelid rejuvenation, facelift, neck lift or rhinoplasty.

After our consultation my staff will give you an itemised account of the total cost.

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