How can an upper facelift revitalise your face?

Upper Facelift: Forehead Rejuvenation Surgery

Are you growing weary of seeing telltale signs of aging such as deep wrinkles and skin folds on your forehead? Does your face appear fatigued and listless even when you feel refreshed and young inside? If so, an upper facelift may be the solution you’ve been searching for. This cosmetic surgical intervention aims to rejuvenate the upper third of your face, spanning from the outer corner of your eye to the top of your forehead, combatting the signs of aging and restoring your youthful radiance.
At Face Plus Aesthetics, we understand that a wrinkle-free forehead, lifted brows, and wide-looking eyes are all features of an attractive and youthful face. That’s why we offer an expertly performed forehead lift, which can help smooth out forehead wrinkles and frown lines, raise your eyebrows, and tighten your forehead skin. Our specialist facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Turner, has unique skills in performing facelift surgery and has helped hundreds of patients with facial rejuvenation in Sydney, NSW. By choosing Face Plus Aesthetics, you can trust that you are in the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon who is dedicated to helping you achieve the beautiful and natural-looking results you desire.
In addition to the aesthetic benefits, an upper facelift can also offer functional benefits, such as improving vision and reducing headaches caused by sagging eyebrows. By lifting and tightening the skin and underlying muscles in the forehead and brow area, an upper facelift can dramatically reduce the signs of aging and help patients regain a fresh and vibrant look. The resulting boost in self-confidence and spirit can be truly transformative, leaving patients feeling more youthful, energised, and confident than ever before.

What Is An Upper Facelift?

At Face Plus Aesthetics, our skilled and experienced specialist plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Turner, understands that a lot of your facial expressions and moods show on your forehead. As you age, your facial skin becomes thinner and starts to droop, making the worry, stress, or concern that you’ve carried over the years more prevalent.
An upper facelift targets the area of your face above the corners of your eyes, including your forehead and brow line. By tightening your forehead, removing forehead wrinkles and skin folds, and lifting your upper eyebrows, this cosmetic surgical procedure can restore a youthful appearance and give your eyes a more alert and energetic look.
Don’t let lax forehead skin and heavy eyebrows make your face appear tired or sleepy. Trust Dr. Scott Turner to perform an expertly executed upper facelift, and help you achieve the natural and rejuvenated look you desire.

Who Is a Good Candidate for An Upper Facelift?

If you find that the visible signs of aging on your forehead, such as deep wrinkles, horizontal lines, droopy eyebrows, frown lines, and crow’s feet wrinkles, are making you look older than you feel, an upper facelift, also known as a brow lift or forehead lift, may be the solution you’re seeking. Our specialist plastic surgeon Dr Scott Turner can help you achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look through a customised upper facelift procedure.
Ideal candidates for a forehead lift are those in the 40+ age range who are seeking improvement in the before mentioned areas of the face. It’s important to note that a brow lift is most effective for patients without advanced signs of skin aging in other areas of the face.
However, if you’re looking to accentuate your upper facial features and only have minimal signs of aging, you may want to consider a ponytail facelift. This is a sought-after technique that appeals to women in their 20s and 30s who are seeking a procedure with minimal intervention to rejuvenate their upper face. As such, it’s most fitting for individuals who seek only modest improvements and correction.

Upper Facelift vs Full Facelift – What’s the Difference?

While all facelift procedures aim to rejuvenate the face and restore its youthful appearance, different types of facelifts target specific areas of the face affected by visible signs of aging.
For instance, a traditional facelift addresses the entire face, down to the neck, by removing excess skin, lifting the cheeks, fixing droopy jowls, and smoothing out skin folds and wrinkles. This comprehensive procedure can also recontour the jawline and neck, eliminate marionette lines, and provide an overall smoother appearance.
On the other hand, an upper facelift, also known as a brow lift, is designed to address cosmetic concerns in the upper third of the face. While a full facelift may be a more suitable option for patients with advanced signs of aging in various areas of the face, such as the midface, cheeks, jawline, and neck, an upper facelift is ideal for patients with wrinkles or droopy skin limited to their forehead, brow, and upper eye area. By tailoring the procedure to the specific needs of the patient, we can achieve truly transformative results that enhance their natural beauty and restore their confidence.

How Is An Upper Facelift Performed?

Upper facelift surgery is generally a safe procedure when performed by a highly trained and expert facial plastic surgeon, such as Dr Turner. In one of the private hospitals which Dr Turner operates in, you will be placed under general anesthesia. During your upper facelift, Dr Turner will begin by carefully making an incision from ear to ear across the top of your head within your hairline. He will make sure the location of the incision line makes it easy to conceal with your hair. Next, your forehead skin layer will be carefully separated from the underlying facial tissue layers. Dr Turner will then lift your deep forehead tissue, tighten it, and meticulously adjust your forehead muscles if necessary. Finally, he will close your wounds using delicate suturing techniques that leave minimal traces of your facelift surgery and promote fast healing of your wounds.
The forehead is a very sensitive and prominent area of the face that needs to be handled with great care and extreme skill. Dr Scott Turner has extensive experience in performing forehead rejuvenation procedures that give extremely natural and long-lasting results.

Upper Facelift Surgery Recovery

Patients usually experience slightly different recovery periods depending on their age, general health, and the level of facial repair that was performed. You shouldn’t feel any significant pain following your upper facelift surgery. You may feel discomfort or tightness around your forehead during the first 3-4 days after your procedure but you will gradually start feeling more comfortable in the following days. Bruising around your incision wound is common during the first 10 days after a forehead lift. The bruises will start to change colour and considerably fade by the second week following your upper facelift/brow lift surgery. Additionally, most of the swelling in your upper face should resolve within about 2 weeks after your upper facelift. Minor swelling can persist for several more weeks before it completely subsides.
Complete recovery from this procedure may take up to several months, however, your wounds should be healed well enough to start going about daily life after 10-14 days. As the swelling goes down, the results of your brow lift surgery will start to become more obvious.
Dr Turner will give you specific instructions on any medications or painkillers you might need after your upper facelift surgery in addition to the most effective ways to care for your wounds and surgical drains.

What Are The Potential Complications of Upper Facelift Surgery?

After a successful forehead lift surgery, you should have a smooth recovery. Nevertheless, the same as with any surgery, an upper facelift may involve some complications, such as:
  • Seroma (fluid accumulation under the skin)
  • Hematoma (blood accumulation under the skin)
  • Infection at the wound site
  • Itching around the incision site
  • Numbness in the forehead area
It is important to choose a highly experienced facial plastic surgeon with extensive training for your forehead lift surgery, such as Dr Turner. By combining his surgical skills with his anatomical knowledge, Dr Turner can predict and avoid any possible complications after your upper facelift surgery.


To sum up, an upper facelift, presents an effective solution for mitigating the evident indications of aging on the upper third of the face, encompassing deep furrows, slackened skin, and sagging eyebrows. Not only does this cosmetic surgical intervention augment a patient’s facial aesthetics, but it also offers functional advantages like enhanced vision and the alleviation of headaches caused by sagging eyebrows. Administered by a seasoned and adept facial plastic surgeon, this procedure grants patients a revitalized and youthful countenance, elevating their self-esteem and morale.
Get in touch with Face Plus Aesthetics’ reception today to organise a consultation with Dr Turner and take a step towards becoming a more confident you.