Forehead Lift in Thailand

The Ultimate Guide to Forehead Lift in Thailand

Last fact-checked: 14 September 2020

Rejuvenate your face with a forehead lift in Thailand. Also known as an eyebrow lift, this part of the face is one of the first to show signs of ageing, with lines and wrinkles appearing across the forehead and brows losing their arch.

This procedure can make a huge difference to your face, lifting the forehead to give you that youthful, wide-eyed look while removing wrinkles and expression lines, such as the so-called 11's (the frown lines between the eyes).

Why Go to Thailand to Undergo Forehead Lift Surgery?

Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations–its exotic culture, stunning beaches and vibrant capital city, Bangkok, are just some of the things that enthrall visitors year after year. It is little wonder that the country became so popular with medical tourists when Thailand first welcomed international patients in the 1990s.

As much as Thailand is great as a holiday destination, as a destination for surgery, it would not have remained so popular if the services and facilities hadn't kept up with the leading hospitals and clinics in the West. When medical tourists first started arriving in Thailand, the bar was set high–and the Thai government and people involved in international patient care have ensured that standards have not slipped. Reinvestment and facility upgrades, excellent medical training and a commitment to clinical quality and customer service are all part of a continuous process that enables Thailand to remain at the top of the medical tourism tree.

In Thailand’s best private hospitals, every detail is taken into consideration–from the minute you walk through the doors to the moment you leave–a lesson in efficiency and customer care that patients have no qualms about experiencing again when they think about their next procedure. It goes without saying that many of these modern clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and adhere to international standards on hygiene and safety.

Medical training in Thailand is long and rigorous, and doctors are governed by a national medical board, just as they are in English-speaking countries. Most doctors who treat international patients have usually trained overseas and have a good command of the English language.

Why Book with Medical Departures?

Despite the quality on offer, just like anywhere else in the world, it always pays to do your due diligence before you go. This means finding out about your procedure, what it entails and what to expect – and also, most importantly, find a reliable surgeon who you can trust. We can’t emphasize this enough as achieving a good, expected outcome is mostly down choosing wisely.

We background check all of the surgeons, doctors and facilities listed on our site, personally visiting clinics and hospitals, confirming qualifications and professional memberships and collecting real patient reviews. All our clinic listings contain a variety of information, as well as prices and high-definition clinic photos that you can look at to help you make an informed decision on what is right for you.

Get started by looking at these top clinics and hospitals for forehead lifts in Thailand:

Note: All of the above-listed facilities are located in Bangkok. 

What Are the Different Types of Forehead Lift in Thailand?

As with many cosmetic surgery procedures, there are different techniques used, depending on what is required for your particular case, or your surgeon’s preference. There are two methods for a forehead lift: the endoscopic lift and the classic lift:

  • The classic lift is a more invasive technique that uses one continuous incision going right across the forehead around the hairline.

  • The endoscopic lift is where a thin, long tube with a camera is inserted through one of several small incisions in the scalp; another device is inserted through the tubes to enable the surgeon to make cuts underneath the skin. The endoscopic lift is less invasive, with smaller scarring and a shorter recovery period.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The procedure takes from one to three hours. The time will depend on the type of technique and the extent of the surgery required.

What Is the Recovery Time After a Forehead Lift?

For your post-surgery recovery, do bear in mind the following:

  • After the surgery, you will be bandaged and you may experience numbness and tightness after the operation, as well as some swelling and bruising.

  • You will be given pain medication to help alleviate your symptoms.

  • You should be able to bathe, shower and wash your hair a day later, but be careful to use the cool setting on the hairdryer.

  • Many people return to work after a week, so you should be able to resume light activities by then, and be back to your everyday routine in around three weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least a month.

  • Always consult your surgeon as to when you will be able to safely fly back home.

What Is the Cost of a Forehead Lift in Thailand Compared to Australia and New Zealand?

A forehead lift in Thailand costs, on average, AUD $3,000 (US $2,000; CAD $2,700; GBP £1,400; Euros 1,800). This can be compared to Australia, for example, where the same procedure is over double that at around AUD $7,000 (US $4,500; CAD $6,000; GBP £3,000; Euros 4,000).

[Please: the above-mentioned average prices are estimates based on data at the time of writing. Find the latest prices on our clinic listing pages.]

What's Next?

Find out more about our top forehead lift clinics, surgeons and doctors in Thailand.

Book your appointment directly through our site or check out the links below for your preferred option. Our Customer Care Team, who can be reached any time of day or night, can also give you a free, personalized quote for your treatment in the Land of Smiles. 


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