Forehead Lift in Costa Rica

The Ultimate Guide to Forehead Lift in Costa Rica

Last fact-checked: 11 October 2020

A forehead lift in Costa Rica will help you achieve a smoother appearance, removing furrows and vertical lines between the brows while improving the brow line. It may be carried out as a standalone procedure or combined with other treatments, such as a facelift, eye bag removal or dermatological enhancements.

Also known as a browplasty or brow lift, this rejuvenating procedure corrects sagging eyebrows or those that have lost their natural arch due to aging, genetics or simple gravity. As a result, patients report that they look less tired, sad, grumpy and generally younger—giving them a huge confidence boost in all manner of daily situations. 

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Why Consider a Forehead Lift in Costa Rica?

A Nearby Destination:

Costa Rica in Central America is easily accessible from Canada and the US, with major North American cities only a short flight away. It's also possible to get a visa on arrival—all you need is a valid passport and a return or onward journey ticket. The country has two international airports, the Juan Santamaria Airport close to San Jose and the Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia, where excellent medical facilities exist in both locations.

Top Medical Facilities: 

Apart from the easy accessibility of the country, Costa Rica has a great deal to offer the medical tourist in terms of high-quality medical care at affordable rates. A recent MTA Medical Tourism Patient Survey found that future interest in medical travel is primarily driven by cost savings (61%) and quality (21%); by undergoing surgery in Costa Rica, you can enjoy both of these benefits. 

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A Rich, Diverse Country:

The country is rich in forests and is famous for its incredibly diverse flora and fauna. You will discover wildlife species here that are native to the region and these may be on land or in the sea. Its year-around moderate climate allows you to holiday at one of the many beaches that abut the Caribbean Sea or the Pacific Ocean.

Costa Rica also has many recovery retreats and wellness centers where you can opt to spend your time after surgery; all your needs will be taken care of and your transportation and doctors’ appointments handled. You can decide to have your holiday and surgery at places as diverse as San Jose, Escazu, Santa Ana, Liberia and Tibas.

Why Book with Medical Departures?

We ensure a greater level of safety and satisfaction thanks to our thorough background checks into all of the clinics and hospitals listed on our site. We ascertain they are members of an international organization of good standing. We also check the amenities and ambiance of the medical centers and make sure that they follow internationally established treatment protocols.

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How Long Does a Forehead Lift Take and What Is the Estimated Recovery Period? 

A brow lift can be carried out using different techniques and this depends on your condition and other factors. The procedures are:

  • Endoscopic forehead lift: surgery is done using small incisions, resulting in minimal scarring.
  • Direct brow lift: surgery involves cutting skin and muscles.
  • Coronal forehead lift: involves cutting the skin from ear to ear and is used for people who have significant issues.
  • Endotine brow lift: uses implants to fix the forehead, with minimal scarring.

As there are many different procedures, the surgery can take between an hour to two hours; it may be carried out using local or general anesthesia.

After surgery, you will have sutures or staples and bandages, which will be removed after a week, and that is the estimated downtime. You will need to sleep with your head elevated for some time and will be prescribed painkillers and antibiotics. Your forehead area will feel tight for some time. Healing will take around six weeks.

How Much Can I Save on a Forehead Lift in Costa Rica?

A forehead lift in the U.S. may cost an average of US$12,550 (CAD 16,821, £10,315, €11,456, AUD 16,500, NZD 17,558). The same surgery in Costa Rica will cost you at least 50% less.

[Please: the above-mentioned average prices are estimates based on data at the time of writing. You can check the clinics pages on our site to obtain the latest, most accurate pricing.]

Next Steps

Get started by checking out Arnoldo Fournier, a top-rated clinic based in the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, that offers brow lifts to international patients. 

See below for the best ways to get in touch with us. Our Customer Care Team will answer your questions and help you with the booking process so that you can schedule your appointment quickly and conveniently.


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