Forehead Lift – Brow Lift
Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift:
- Minimizes the creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
- Improves what are commonly referred to as frown lines, vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
- Repositions a low or sagging brow that is hooding the upper eyelid
- Raises the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position
If you are bothered by expression lines or other signs of aging in the brow region, a brow lift may be right for you.
Typically several rejuvenation procedures are performed in conjunction with a brow lift.
- Eyelid surgery,
- Skin resurfacing techniques
During Your Surgery
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. Correction of a low-positioned or sagging brow is made through incisions at the temples and in the scalp. This technique may be done in conjunction with incisions hidden within the natural crease of the upper eyelids to eliminate frown lines between the brows, on or above the bridge of the nose. The incision lines from a brow lift are well concealed within the hair or natural contours of the face unless they are placed at the hairline to shorten the forehead. Brow lift incisions typically are closed with: removable or absorbable sutures, skin adhesives, surgical or special clips. Results appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal smoother forehead skin and a more youthful, restful appearance.
Initial wound healing may take 5 to 10 days, at which time any sutures or clips will be removed. You will be ready to return to work and normal activity at this time. Cosmetics can camouflage any bruising that remains. Healing will continue for several weeks as the swelling dissipates and incision lines refine and fade and it may take several months for your complete recovery.
NOTE: An alternative brow lift technique is the coronal brow lift. The coronal brow lift can pinpoint specific regions of the brow to correct. This technique involves an incision from ear to ear, lifting the forehead and removing excess skin from the scalp. Recovery time with this incision is usually longer due to the size of the incision.