Brow lift from ICCM, Sydney

Over time, you may begin to notice that the skin on the upper portion of your face begins to sag. This is a normal effect of ageing as skin elasticity, repetitive periorbital muscle contractions and the effects of gravity will inevitably take their toll.

A brow lift, or browplasty, can help reposition the tissues of the forehead to a higher position; achieving a subtle, more youthful appearance. A browlift can also combat asymmetry. At ICCM we use a non-surgical technique to raise the eyebrows. This is known as a thread lift.

Aesthetic considerations

Elevation of the medial, central and/or lateral portions of the brow can be achieved through a variety of techniques. When performing the procedure, it is critical for your surgeon to know which parts of the brow be lifted and why. This is something that will be discussed during your initial consultation.

Candidates for thread lift

Good candidates for a brow thread lift include healthy men and women with any of the following conditions:

  • Deep horizontal forehead creases
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows and across the top of the nose
  • An unnaturally tired appearance created by sagging or low-positioned eyebrows

What to expect during your consultation

A personal consultation with your surgeon is the first step for any patient considering a brow lift. We will assess your physical and emotional health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Your physical evaluation will include an assessment of your bone structure and underlying facial tissues as well as your skin thickness, elasticity and texture. We will also need to evaluate your forehead contour, the muscle activity in the area, the brow position, as well as the amount of redundant eyelid skin and the position of your hairline.

For a more complete rejuvenation, we may discuss additional procedures that can be performed along with brow lift surgery. Patients frequently combine a brow lift with:

  • Eyelid surgery to address upper eyelid droop or bags beneath the eyes
  • Facelift to remove excess skin and tighten facial muscles
  • Skin treatments such as chemical peels to improve skin tone and minimize fine wrinkles

What to expect during your procedure

A brow thread lift is a minimally invasive, non-surgical technique which is performed under local anaesthetic. The procedure will take roughly 60 minutes and involves minimal discomfort with a recovery time of 5 – 7 days.


The results of a thread lift can be seen immediately and most people who undergo the procedure are very pleased with their results. You will see the results continue to progress as the body naturally produces increased levels of collagen to the treated area with the final results being seen 6 weeks – 6 months after the procedure.

Although a brow lift cannot stop the ageing process, patients are typically very happy with their facial appearance for years following their procedure. Additional improvements, such as a neck lift or blepharoplasty, can be performed at a later time to maintain a more youthful look.

How much does a brow lift cost?

A thread lift procedure at International Centre for Cosmetic Medicine costs from $1,800.

Brow Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Brow thread lifts are the more cost-effective option and have the benefit of no scarring. Brow thread lift results are usually around 3-4 years.

Although all procedures carry some risks, thread lifts are minimally invasive.

There is no general anaesthetic, no cutting of the skin and threads break down over six months to two years.

Patients tolerate the brow lift procedure extremely well and are allowed to go home within a few hours.

Healing time varies for each individual but it usually takes roughly five days to fully recover.

Want to know more about what a brow thread lift can do you for you? contact us today.