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Eyebrow Lift Surgery in Cyprus

Eyebrows are one of our most prominent facial features. They give shape and balance to our face, frame and flatter our eyes, and play a critical role in our face-to-face communication.

However, as we age, our brows become droopy and wrinkle lines develop horizontally across our forehead, affecting our face’s overall appearance.
A tired, sad or even angry look replaces our once youthful and fresh facial characteristics.

A brow lift, also known as forehead lift, is a safe and reliable plastic surgery to get back our bright, fresh and relaxed look.

What is a Brow Lift?

Browlift, forehead lift or browplasty is a cosmetic procedure that raises droopy and sagging eyebrows to a position that makes our face look younger and more symmetric.

It also reduces the appearance of forehead wrinkles and smoothens the aging lines occurring between the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose.

Dr. Stavrou uses the latest techniques in plastic surgery to perform invisible incisions hidden within the hairline and lift the tip of the brow, offering a fresh, bright and rejuvenated appearance on the face.

There is evidence that a brow lift also helps patients suffering from tension headaches.

Surgical Techniques for Brow Lift

The incision in a browplasty is chosen with consideration to:

  • The degree of skin sag
  • Whether the forehead is being addressed
  • The appearance of the patient’s hairline.

Some of the different techniques that Dr. Stavrou may use for the plastic surgery are:

Coronal Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)

An incision is made from ear to ear across the top of the head. The incision is placed just behind the hairline. The forehead is peeled down over the face. This gives excellent exposure to the muscles of the forehead and brow.

The forehead lift technique elevates all portions of the brow.

This plastic surgery is ideal for patients who want to lift the eyebrows and raise and shorten the forehead (i.e., it lowers the hairline in those with a high forehead). Therefore, it is more appropriate in patients with low foreheads.

It can be performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.

The downside is the large incision, the potential for hair loss in the scar, and numbness on the scalp behind the incision.

Balding patients or those with thinning hair are not good candidates for approaches via the hairline due to increased visibility of the scar.

Supraciliary brow lift (Direct Brow Lift)

Requires removing a section of skin and underlying tissue above and following the length of the eyebrows. The surgical incision is created immediately over the brow hairs to camouflage the incisions.

The ideal candidates for a direct brow lift are those who experience functional blockage of the superior visual field attributable to low brow position and dark, thick (“bushy”) brow cilia.

No overcorrection is necessary with the direct brow lift due to the excellent mechanical advantage at this location.

The plastic surgery is easily performed under local anesthesia.

Transpalpebral Browpexy

Brow Pexy plastic surgery is performed through the same upper eyelid incision as in upper blepharoplasty.

It is a more limited procedure that addresses mild eyebrow ptosis. It doesn’t require raising the brow; instead, it needs support to prevent its descent over time.

The procedure allows fixation of the brow to the superior orbital rim to provide stabilization while also lifting the brow.

The sheer proximity of the upper eyelid to the brow bone makes the addition of a brow lift through an upper blepharoplasty very convenient with minimal additional risk and no extra incision.

It provides more subtle effects and makes it well suited for those who need just a little brow lifting or want a less invasive method.

The procedure is safe and enables satisfying aesthetic effects in the long term without leaving scars on the scalp.

It can be used in bald patients and does not cause alopecia.

Where Will The Brow Lift Procedure Take Place?

Dr. Stavrou performs brow lift plastic surgery in accredited medical centers in Cyprus, Greece and Malta.

The plastic surgery takes place in a safe and sterile operation room. The surgeon uses only state-of-the-art medical equipment. The staff involved is thoroughly trained and specialized in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Stavrou wants to ensure a safe, well-controlled and comfortable surgical experience for his patients.

After the procedure, the patient is transferred to the recovery suite and is closely monitored by the medical staff.

The European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) offers exceptional health care and meets the high standards of safety and care set by European laws. EIPS clinics provide individualized health care in a beautiful, exclusive and luxurious environment.

Who is a Good Candidate For a Brow Lift?

A forehead lift may be a good option for generally healthy adults in good physical shape and at their ideal body weight. While browlifts are typically performed on patients aged 40-70 to counteract the effects of aging, anyone with lined or inelastic skin on the forehead – whether it’s caused by muscle activity or inherited conditions – is eligible.

A brow lift plastic surgery can be an extremely rewarding and empowering experience but should be done at the right time and for the right reasons.

It is critical to approach this plastic surgery with realistic goals and expectations.

Benefits of a Brow Lift Plastic Surgery


  • A rejuvenated, fresh look
  • Improved eye shape
  • Accentuated eyes
  • Fewer tension headaches
  • Reduced forehead wrinkles
  • Raised eyelids
  • Reduced signs of aging between eyebrows
  • A refined area on the bridge of the nose
  • Look 8 to 10 years younger!


1 hour & 30 mins

Anaesthesia Used

General Anesthesia or Sedation

Hospital Stay

Day Surgery

Pre Admission Tests

Blood Tests and Electrocardiogram


1 week


Few days


1 month

Final Result

1 month

What our patients say!

Rhinoplasty. Dr. Stavrou did an excellent job with my nose, the results are incredible, as good as the ones he has posted on his social pages. I had no pain after the surgery, no complications, everything went smoothly. The recovery was very fast, like 3 weeks. Dr. Stavrou was very kind and professional, I felt very comfortable with him and his team. I trusted him since the first meeting. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Natalie Arsalide
Natalie Arsalide
April 18, 2022.
Dr.Stavrou goes above and beyond to be helpful throughout the whole experience. Overall I am very happy with my results as it is everything I envisioned and more.
Roberta Mifsud
Roberta Mifsud
March 24, 2022.
Edit: I thought I'd add to my review after 1+ year post operation! I got my nose done by Dr Stavrou 27 months ago. The results are beyond excellent and I couldn't ask for better service from the doctor and the team! For anyone who's wondering, almost all of the swelling and bruising was gone after 2 weeks and my nose currently looks like it did about a month after the operation. I highly recommend him!! Old review: Today is the 10th day after my rhinoplasty with Dr Stavrou. Dr Stavrou operated on me following a functional rhinoplasty performed by my otolaryngologist. It was a painless experience and the results have exceeded my expectations! It hasn't affected my daily activities apart from the fact that I was not allowed to work out excessively. The swelling and bruising has almost disappeared completely. The results are excellent and I finally have a nose that complements my face. Not to mention the entire team was very helpful! Thank you so much Dr Stavrou!
Christina Kakoulli
Christina Kakoulli
March 4, 2022.
Ήθελα εδώ και χρόνια να κάνω μείωση στήθους και η αλήθεια δεν το τολμούσα. Είχα ακούσει τα καλύτερα λόγια για τον Δρ. Δημήτρη Σταύρου και το αποφάσισα. Είναι ένας εξαιρετικός γιατρός αφοσιωμένος στην δουλειά του και με επαγγελματισμό σου δίνει το καλύτερο αποτέλεσμα. Για μένα το αποτέλεσμα είναι ένα μικρό θαύμα νιώθω υπέροχα! Γιατρέ σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ για το άψογο αποτέλεσμα. Εύχομαι καλή συνέχεια και με την καταπληκτική σου δουλειά να κάνεις χαρούμενους ανθρώπους.
Demetra Demetriou
Demetra Demetriou
February 7, 2022.
After years of not feeling so confident , due to my breast size I met Dr. Stavrou and from my first consultation I knew he was the right doctor for my procedure. Totally calm and assertive , he guided me to the correct choice, resulting in a perfect outcome making me feel not only extremely confident now but also natural ! I highly recommend him to any women who is facing similar issues. Dr Stavrou thank you once again !!
Tekla Madar
Tekla Madar
January 23, 2022.
Η περίπτωση μου ήταν λιγότερο συχνή και διαφορετική από αυτές που ακούμε στην καθημερινότητά μας. Μεγάλες αυξομειώσεις βάρους (40-50 κιλά) μετά από δύο βαριατρικές επεμβάσεις για αντιμετώπιση της νοσογόνου παχυσαρκίας, με αποτέλεσμα την υπερβολική χαλάρωση του δέρματος σε πολλά σημεία του σώματος. Είχα την τύχη να ακούσω για το Δρ. Σταύρου από φιλικά άτομα, και όταν αποφάσισα να επισκεφτώ πλαστικό χειρούργο ήταν ο πρώτος που πήγα και εκεί άκουσα και έμαθα για το body contouring. Ακολούθησαν πολλά ραντεβού, άπειρες ερωτήσεις, απορίες και φόβος από την πλευρά μου. Όλες οι απαντήσεις του Δρ. Σταύρου άμεσες και ειλικρινείς, ακόμα και αυτές που δε μιλούσαν για βελτίωση όπως ήθελα να ακούσω! Καμιά απάντηση δε δόθηκε απλά για να μου «χαϊδέψει» τα αυτιά. Ο ίδιος με παρότρυνε να επισκεφτώ και άλλους πλαστικούς για να ακούσω και άλλες γνώμες. Τελικά, ήταν ο μόνος που με έπεισε, ο μόνος που μπορούσε να καθησυχάσει το φόβο, το άγχος και την αγωνία μου και ο μόνος που είχε απάντηση σε ότι τον ρωτούσα και έτσι ακολούθησα το ένστικτό μου και επέλεξα τον Δρ. Σταύρου για να προχωρήσουμε μαζί σε όλο αυτό που αποφάσισα να κάνω. Ήξερα από την αρχή ότι τα χειρουργεία θα ήταν πολύωρα και αυτό με φόβιζε περισσότερο αλλά ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που με την ηρεμία του με καθησύχαζε. Σε περίοδο έξι μηνών υποβλήθηκα σε δύο πολύωρα χειρουργεία. Η μετεγχειρητική μου πορεία και στις δύο επεμβάσεις ήταν η καλύτερη δυνατή και η ανάρρωση πολύ πιο εύκολη από όσο περίμενα και από όσο προετοιμάστηκα ψυχολογικά να αντέξω. Όλα όσα μου είπε ο Δρ. Σταύρου για τη μετεγχειρητική πορεία, τον πόνο και την ταλαιπωρία, δεν ειπώθηκαν απλά για να με «παρηγορήσουν» να μη φοβάμαι και να μην ανησυχώ. Ήταν όλα ειλικρινή και αντικειμενικά. Όπως ακριβώς μου τα περιέγραψε, έτσι ακριβώς έγιναν. Ακόμα και στα θέματα που αφορούσαν τη ψυχολογία μου ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που ήρεμος, μετρημένος και χαμογελαστός με καθησύχαζε. Γιατί όταν ένα άτομο μπαίνει στη διαδικασία να αρχίσει κάτι τόσο σημαντικό, δε μετράει μόνο το να είσαι άψογος σαν επαγγελματίας απέναντί του, αλλά και το να γνωρίζεις τη ψυχολογία του ασθενή σου ανάλογα με την κάθε περίπτωση και ο Δρ. Σταύρου κατέχει την πρώτη θέση και στα δύο!! Αισθάνομαι τυχερή που επέλεξα να εμπιστευτώ στα χέρια του γιατρού Δρ. Σταύρου την αποκατάσταση του σώματός μου και που ο φόβος δεν με απέτρεψε από το να αποφασίσω να κάνω όλα όσα η περίπτωσή μου απαιτούσε, ώστε να έχω το καλύτερο δυνατό αποτέλεσμα. Θα ήταν άδικο αν ο φόβος και η ανησυχία για τα πολύωρα χειρουργεία, τον πόνο και την ανάρρωση δε με άφηναν να έχω κάτι καλύτερο. Γιατρέ μου σε ευχαριστώ για όλα! Συνέχισε το λειτούργημα που κάνεις με τον ίδιο ακριβώς τρόπο που το κάνεις γιατί είναι σπάνια και μεγάλη αρετή να έχεις την ικανότητα και τη δύναμη να χαρίζεις τόσα πολλά χαμόγελα στους ανθρώπους!
Chryso Κ
Chryso Κ
January 22, 2022.
I empiria mou me tin epemvasi rinoplastikis itan arketa apotelesma mou einai ekseretiko aksizi ton kopo!! o giatros mu poli kalos kai eksipiretiko olo to prosopiko! Den ixa kanena idietero pono oute taleporia mono 2-3 meres imun pio prosektiki meta itan ola mia xara, stin evdomada ekana oles tis kathimerines drastiriotites pu ekana kai prin..aksizi ton kopo kai me to parapano tha to ksanakana!!🙂
eleni tirimou
eleni tirimou
January 21, 2022.

Recovery - What to Expect After Brow Lift Surgery

When you awake from your brow lift, soft dressings will be in place. A small, soft drain may be placed to gently remove “wound fluid” under the skin for 1 – 3 days.

Patients typically experience very little pain after a brow lift, but it is common to feel slight discomfort and a sensation of tightness throughout the forehead. Pain medication is prescribed for you to take after the plastic surgery as needed.

You will be able to wash your hair in a day or two, and many patients return to work after 7-10 days or less.

Swelling and bruising are most common during the first 10 days or so after the plastic surgery and are mostly resolved after about 2 – 3 weeks.

Brow lift incisions tend to heal very well with good quality scars due to the excellent blood supply of the scalp and brow region, concealment of incisions within the hair, and avoidance of tension on the closure. It is crucial to minimize direct sun exposure to the forehead and face during healing to prevent permanent hyperpigmentation and sunburn.

As mild swelling and any bruising subside, visible improvements of the brow lift procedure will appear over a few weeks.

The final effect of a brow lift is a natural, lifted, more youthful and better-positioned forehead that will endure in the long term.

However, the natural aging process will continue after the plastic surgery. Proper skin care, living a healthy lifestyle, wearing sunscreen and additional non-surgical treatments can maintain the brow lift results last for years.

Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Meet Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Dr. Stavrou is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon leading the European Institute of Plastic Surgery since 2012. He was trained in top Medical Institutions in Greece, London, Melbourne and Israel. He has extensive experience in all types of plastic surgery and an artistic eye. He is compassionate and always by the side of his patients to make them feel comfortable, secure and confident. For Dr. Stavrou, paying attention to the details is what makes the difference in cosmetic procedures.

FAQs for Brow Lift

Can other surgical procedures be combined with a Brow Lift?

A brow lift alone improves the forehead and the upper eye region but does not specifically address the upper eyelids, the mid-face, cheeks or the neck and jawlines.
A brow lift is often complimented and further enhanced by a variety of complimentary facial plastic surgery procedures, including:

  • Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) to refresh and rejuvenate the eyes and remove excess, baggy upper or lower eyelid skin.
  • Facelift to smooth wrinkles and correct aging in the cheeks and the mid-face.
  • Neck Lift to rejuvenate and lift the “jowls,” remove crepe-like neck skin and restore a well-defined and more youthful neck.

How do I know whether a brow lift is right for me?

At your brow lift consultation, Dr. Stavrou will spend a great deal of time with you to get to know you personally and take a complete medical history.

Together you will explore your reasons for seeking a brow lift plastic surgery and if you are an appropriate candidate. The surgeon will describe all your options in detail.

The doctor will carefully examine your facial bone structure, underlying skin composition, skin thickness, texture and elasticity, eyebrow position, hairline, the extent of facial wrinkles and folds.

Lastly, the surgeon will formulate an individualized plan to address your unique features of aging and your specific aesthetic goals – prioritizing your safety.

Will a brow lift make me look surprised or affect my ability to move my forehead?

This is a very reasonable question. A brow lift elevates your forehead by a moderate amount to give you a more youthful, refreshed appearance, but the results are designed to be subtle and natural. You will NOT look surprised after the procedure.
The forehead is affixed to prevent sagging, not to prevent it from moving. You will still be able to move your forehead normally after your brow lift plastic surgery.

How long does an eyebrow lift last?

The longevity of an eyebrow lift (or brow lift) can vary depending on the surgical technique used and the patient’s natural aging process. On average, results may last between 5 to 10 years or more. While a brow lift can provide long-lasting improvements in brow position and appearance, the natural aging process continues over time.

How painful is a brow lift?

Brow lift surgery is performed under anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort, so there should be no pain during the procedure. Afterward, some discomfort, swelling, and mild bruising are common, but these are manageable with pain medication prescribed by the surgeon. Most patients find the discomfort to be tolerable during the recovery period.

Do brow lifts look natural?

A well-executed brow lift should result in a natural and refreshed appearance. The key to achieving natural-looking results lies in the surgeon’s expertise and technique. The goal is to elevate the brows to a more youthful position while maintaining harmony with the patient’s facial features. When performed by a skilled surgeon like Dr. Stavrou, brow lifts are known for enhancing patients’ natural beauty.

Do they shave your head for a brow lift?

No, brow lifts do not require shaving the entire head. The procedure focuses on the forehead and brow area, and incisions are typically made within the hairline or along natural creases to minimize visible scarring. The surgeon may trim or remove a small amount of hair near the incision sites, but this is typically minimal and designed to be inconspicuous.

Are you awake during a brow lift?

Brow lift surgery is typically performed under anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort. Depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s preferences, anesthesia options may include sedation or general anesthesia. The goal is that patients do not experience any pain during the procedure.

Can a brow lift go wrong?

While brow lifts are generally safe when performed by qualified plastic surgeons, like all surgical procedures, they carry potential risks. Complications can include infection, scarring, asymmetry, or dissatisfaction with results. To minimise the risk of complications and ensure a successful outcome, it is crucial to choose a skilled and experienced surgeon. Book an appointment with Dr. Demetris Stavrou today!

Does a brow lift help hooded eyes?

Yes, a brow lift can be effective in addressing hooded eyes. By lifting and repositioning the brows to a more youthful position, excess skin in the upper eyelid area can be reduced, alleviating the appearance of hooded or drooping eyelids. A well-performed brow lift can create a more refreshed eye area.

At what age should you get a brow lift?

There is no specific age requirement for a brow lift, as the timing can vary among individuals. Brow lifts are ideal for patients who experience sagging brows or significant forehead wrinkles that contribute to an aged appearance. It is best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can assess your unique concerns and recommend the appropriate timing for the procedure. Book an appointment with Dr. Demetris Stavrou today!

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