Eyebrow Lift in Costa Rica

The Ultimate Guide to Eyebrow Lift in Costa Rica

Last fact-checked: 11 October 2020

Take effective action against forehead wrinkles and frown lines with a brow lift in Costa Rica.

With a medical holiday, you can explore this stunning country before surgery and recuperate in comfort before returning home with a more youthful appearance having saved thousands.

What Does an Eyebrow Lift Achieve?

It's quite common for frown lines and sagging brows to make an appearance as you begin to age. Even so, wrinkles can cause you to look older or may even cause you to have an unhappy or angry appearance.

Such lines and wrinkles are often the results of skin relaxing as it loses elasticity. Having an eyebrow lift can eliminate the appearance of saggy, droopy eyebrows that cause you to look older.

Why Get an Eyebrow Lift in Costa Rica

As medical costs have increased in the United States and other Westernized countries, an increasing number of healthcare consumers are now taking advantage of the opportunity to travel abroad to have procedures performed. Costa Rica, just a short flight from the United States, has rapidly become a preferred destination.

This Latin American country, bordered by both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, is popular not only for its low costs but also for its stunning natural beauty. Nature enthusiasts will be certain to appreciate the opportunity to tour such sights as Arenal Volcano National Park, Manuel National Park, or Tortuguero National Park.

Costa Rica has also developed a reputation for its premier healthcare facilities, many of which adhere to the most stringent international standards, including those established by the International Standards Organization

Why Book Your Brow Lift with Medical Departures?

If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica for an eyebrow lift, it is still a good idea to perform such research prior to booking your appointment. Medical Departures assists in this process by providing free access to lists of background-checked medical facilities and surgeons. We only work with surgeons and clinics once they have passed our comprehensive background checks, which includes:

  • Investigation of potential legal and criminal records
  • Confirmation of qualifications and professional memberships
  • Carrying out on-site visits to inspect the facilities in person
  • Collating and publishing publish reviews from real patients
You can see the quality on offer by browsing our full list of Costa Rican medical facilities here

How Long Does an Eyebrow Lift Take and What Is the Recovery Like?

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can be done in the hospital or as an out-patient procedure. You will first meet with your surgeon to discuss your goals.

Once the surgery is underway, your doctor can use one of several techniques, based on your goals. The surgeon will make several small incisions along the hairline. An endoscope (a tube equipped with a camera) may be used to guide the surgeon. If you prefer the height of your hairline to remain unchanged, an incision may be made in the anterior hairline.

Following your procedure, you should expect your forehead to be taped for support and to prevent swelling and bruising. Your doctor may also have inserted thin tubes to drain fluid. The tube will be removed within a few days after your procedure. If stitches were used to close the incision, they will be removed within a week following your surgery. In some instances, it may be necessary for the doctor to use special staples or screws to secure your new brow. If used, the screws will be removed within two weeks.

Other things to take into consideration regarding your recovery:

  • Bruising and swelling are common following an eyebrow lift, and you may notice this around your cheeks and eyes. It's also common to experience some itching.
  • Any discoloration or swelling should disappear within about one week.
  • You will need to keep your head elevated for the first few days after your procedure to minimize swelling.
  • Your doctor may advise you to use cold compresses to ease pain and swelling. Painkillers may be prescribed to help with any discomfort you feel.
  • Among the most common side effects of an eyebrow lift is numbness, which can last for several months following the procedure.
  • Patients are typically able to resume normal activities and work within two weeks following the surgery.

What Is the Cost of an Eyebrow Lift in Costa Rica Compared to the U.S. and Canada?

The average cost for an eyebrow lift in Costa Rica is around the $2,000 mark; this is compared to $6,900 (GBP £4,755, AUD $9,726, EUR €6,196) in the United States.

Discover big savings like this at Arnoldo Fournier, one of our partner clinics in the Costa Rican capital that offers a range of plastic surgery, including brow lifts. 

How Do I Get Started?

Take a look at our recommended clinic above and see what it has to offer in terms of prices and results. Compare photos, read authenticated patient reviews and, when you're ready to book, connect with our Customer Care Team to get a personalized quote. 


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Visit Costa Rica. Website accessed: 31 August 2020. https://www.visitcostarica.com/en

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