Forehead / Brow Lift in South Africa

A brow lift, also known as forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure done to raise the forehead, brow and area around the eye to give a younger and rejuvenated look. It is done by raising the soft tissue and skin of the forehead or brow.

By aging or genetically, brows can get low and sagging and it can also impact the brow symmetry. This can give a droopy look and can also cause fine lines on the forehead. Brow lift procedure helps in correcting the sagging brows by uplifting the brows, forehead and area around it causing the eyes to look clear and wide open. The procedure helps in improving self-confidence and self-image.

Some may prefer to go for brow lift procedure alone while others might consider it to be done along with eye-lif and face-lift surgery. 

Symptoms to undergo Brow Lift Surgery

Aging leads to the drooping of eyelids and eyebrows as the soft tissue of the eyelids and surrounding areas start to lose its elasticity. Subsequently, the gap between the eyelids and eyelashes decreases.

The sagged lower portion of the eyebrows might impact your looks causing you to look sad, angry or tired. A brow lift procedure will help you in restoring a fresh and more pleasing look.

You might consider brow lift procedure if you have low, sagging brows that contribute to causing sagging of the upper eyelid.

Factors Influencing the Cost of Brow Lift Surgery

  • The type of Brow Lift Surgery
  • Location of the practice
  • Surgeon's experience and expertise
  • Hospital or clinic facility
  • Anesthesia Expenses
  • Amenities provided by the hospital or clinic facility
  • Medical tests
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Medication
Treatment and Cost

5

Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

1 Day in Hospital

4 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 3500

Hospitals

About the Forehead / Brow Lift

Formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead with age is a natural phenomenon. Wrinkles and fine lines also appear due to the constant movement of muscles, which makes a person look older than their actual age. The new formation of lines also make people appear stressed, angry, unapproachable, and unpleasant.

But the good thing is that advances in medical technology, especially in the field of cosmetic treatment, has made it possible for doctors and surgeons to eliminate these awful looking wrinkles and fine lines.

Brow lift surgery is one such advanced cosmetic procedure that helps provide a youthful, smooth and fresh look to people looking forward to bring a new spark to their appearance. Brow lift, also known forehead lift, revives the facial area above the eyes to give a young and refreshed look. Brow lift works by removing the excess sagging of skin on the forehead and repositioning the brow line to an ideal position.

There are different types of brow lift surgeries, choice, and selection of which is dependent on the candidate’s unique facial features, requirements and the need and amount of corrections required to get the desired results.

How is Forehead / Brow Lift performed?

The procedural steps depend on the type of brow lift surgery being carried out. The following are the three most common types of brow lift surgeries:


Traditional or classic or coronal brow lift

This is the traditional technique for eyebrow lift but has now fallen out with recent improvement and advancement made by surgeons. This technique requires patients to remain completely unconscious during the surgery.

During the procedure, an incision is made across the forehead and the skin is lifted before removing excess tissue. At the same time, the wrinkles are removed and the brows are repositioned before finally closing the incision with sutures.

Recovery time is different for each patient, but generally one resumes daily activities after several weeks. After healing, this procedure gives beautiful and noticeable results.


Endoscopic brow lift

This surgical technique is preferred most of the times as it is less invasive than the previous technique but gives an equally great result. During an endoscopic brow lift, a series of small incisions are made behind the hairline.

Next, tiny camera and other thin instruments are inserted through the incisions to see the area of treatment, reposition the muscles, lift tissues of the forehead, and remove the excess skin. The incisions are then closed to give a natural, refreshed and youthful brow and better appearance after an endoscopic brow lift.


Temporal or limited incision brow lift

This involves longer incisions than an endoscopic brow lift. Incisions almost one inch long are made above each temple under the scalp. The surgeon then lifts and repositions the outer brow area to smooth out frown lines.

Recovery from Forehead / Brow Lift

Recovery after brow lift surgery varies from patient to patient and depends on individual case. Typically, it takes at least two weeks for the patient to recover from the wound. The surgeon may decide to open the sutures after two weeks of the eyebrow lift and that is when the patient is able to return back to their normal routine and conduct daily activities.

There are certain precautions that patients are required to take for a speedy recovery after forehead lift surgery. These include:

  • Wearing bandages for several days after eyebrow lift surgery.
  • Avoiding shower until bandages are removed.
  • Sleeping on a pillow to keep the head elevated for at least two days after the surgery.
  • Using ice packs to minimize swelling.
  • Applying ointment to areas of treatment to reduce scarring.
  • Taking medicines and painkillers as advised by the doctor.
  • Avoiding stressful activities such as exercise and lifting of heavy weights for at least two weeks after surgery.
  • Returning to daily routine activities and resume work after at least 10 days or as advised by the doctor.

Both surgical brow lift and non-surgical brow lift have several advantages. For example, this cosmetic procedure for eyebrow lift makes eyes appear brighter and naturally alert. In addition to providing a naturally refreshed, energetic, and carefree look, forehead lift boosts up the self-confidence of the person undergoing the procedure.

Brow lift surgery also helps eradicate tension lines on the forehead and raise the eyelids. It is a highly-effective procedure with minimal side effects, fewer complications, and faster recovery. 

Positive effects of brow lift surgery can be achieved under the guidance of an experienced and highly-trained cosmetic surgeon with detailed knowledge of facial anatomy, aesthetic sense, and an ability to use the surgical technique to create results that suit patient’s unique facial features, gender, and age.

An individual may, however, face a few side effects as well. However, the rate of occurrence of these side effects is quite low. These may include scarring, hair loss from the site of incision, numbness, tiredness, tingling sensation, swelling, itching, pain, and other types of discomfort.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the health care infrastructure of South Africa / Why should opt for South Africa as a destination for your medical treatment?
Like most countries, hospitals in South Africa are based upon public and private healthcare systems. There are three main levels of healthcare based upon the payment method of the patient.
  • The full paying patients are those who usually prefer to be treated by a doctor working in the private sector. They can also be funded by an external source. Many non-South African citizens also prefer this treatment service.
  • Fully subsidized patients are those who have been referred from a Primary Healthcare Service Hospital.
  • Partially subsidized patients are patients whose costs are subsidized based on the amount of their income.
The public healthcare system has three main centers for health under its wing:
  • Clinics - These are run by trained professionals and nurses. They can serve as the first point of contact for a patient.
  • Community Healthcare Centre - This is a bigger setup, complete with full-fledged services and doctors and nurses.
  • Hospital - A patient usually gets here after a referral from a clinic or community health center. One can also go in for emergencies. A hospital provides various services like performing surgery and treating chronic illnesses.
Hospitals in South Africa are gearing up to tackle major illnesses and to provide better treatment options. The South African government is also working to introduce policies and towards accommodating more patients from all across the world. It is a great country to find affordable treatment options.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in South Africa? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals
The Joint Commission International (JCI) accredits and certifies most health care organizations and programs all around the world. Joint Commission International Accreditation and Certification is recognized as the global leader for health care quality of care and patient safety.
Are the doctors/surgeons in South Africa of the best quality?
Doctors associated with Medigence are of the best quality. We hope to give our patients a pleasant experience and the best doctors we can find. Since South Africa has a lot of requirements in the field of healthcare, the country attracts doctors from all over the world to contribute their services. This can help to ensure that even you receive the best quality of doctors.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in South Africa?
One can apply for a visa to South Africa for a period of 90 days. The High Commission of India can then help one decide for how long a visa can be extended. This usually differs from person to person. The Medical Visa allows a person to stay for a maximum of six months with a valid visa. After this, one can go to the FRO office ( Foreigner’s Registration Office ) or FRRO (Foreigner's Regional Registration Office) and request for an extension. Do note that the validity of a visa begins on the day it is issued by the High Commission of India and not on the date of departure. Applications for visas will not be accepted more than 30 days prior to departure.
What support services does MediGence provide in the United Arab Emirates?
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Which are the best cities in South Africa for medical treatment?
While many cities are striving to create some of the best hospitals in South Africa, Durban, Lenasia, and Cape Town already have some very good hospitals for treatment in South Africa. Located in Durban, Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre is a reasonable and affordable hospital in South Africa. Life Kingsbury Hospital in Capetown provides a holistic healing environment for patients. One can also opt for the Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital in Lenasia. This hospital has been running for nearly 30 years now and various medical facilities can be availed from here.

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