The position of the eyebrows on the face has a major impact on appearance and apparent age of a person, and a forehead lift or “brow lift” can help restore a more refreshed appearance. Droopy eyebrows add years to your face and draw attention away from the eyes with the horizontal lines and furrows in the forehead. Sometimes the droopiness creates a less friendly appearance or a slight loss of peripheral vision. This procedure is recommended if your forehead has deep wrinkles and the eyebrows have fallen over the years.
Forehead Lift Procedure
The Forehead Lift procedure commonly involves incisions made in the patient's scalp in order to better hide the scars resulting from the incisions. Patients who are bald or have a receding hairline may also be candidates for the procedure, as well. The muscles and tissues of the forehead may be altered and smoothed during the procedure. The eyebrows are raised and frown lines are minimized as the forehead lift is performed. In some cases, incisions can be made in the upper eyelids and forehead. After the surgeon makes the incisions, they will perform an undermining of the skin and the forehead is lifted. The procedure's result is a tightened forehead, restoring a youthful curve to the upper part of the patient's face.
Forehead Lift Candidates
Most patients who pursue facial surgery procedures are about 40-60 years old, as they are more likely to want to minimize the visible effects of aging. However, anyone who has developed furrows or frown lines may benefit from a forehead lift, including those who have genetic conditions causing a low, heavy brow.
Many patients who opt for a forehead lift also choose to have a facelift for an overall smoother facial appearance. Other procedures may also be performed at the same time, such as a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), particularly those who have skin overhanging the upper eyelids.
Types of Forehead Lifts
- Short scar method
- Classic forehead lift, also known as a traditional or “open” approach
- Endoscopic forehead lift
Forehead Lift Risks
All plastic surgeries carry some possibility of complications, which are usually minor if the procedure is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. The following risks should be considered before considering having a forehead lift:
- Nerve injury as a result of incisions to the forehead, in rare cases, which results in the inability to raise the eyebrows/wrinkle the forehead
- Unfavorable scarring
- Hair loss at edges of scars
- Numbness or loss of sensation at the incision line
Your New Look After a Forehead Lift
When performed in conjunction with other procedures addressing the middle and lower third of your face, you can expect dramatic results from a forehead lift. It can take years off your face and give you a rejuvenated appearance.
Interested in a refreshed, rejuvenated face without crow's feet, deep lines or wrinkles? Contact our West Medical Plastic Surgery offices in Los Angeles at (855) 690-0565 to set up an consultation!
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