The effects of aging are inevitable and often the brow and forehead are the first areas to tell the tale of history. Their skin loses elasticity and sun, wind, gravity and lifestyle choices result in frown lines, wrinkles and heavy eyebrows. It is can be common for people just over thirty to have faces that look older than their years. The tired, angry or sad expression you are projecting to the world may not be accurate and it could be affecting your success interacting with others. As a result of this many opt for a forehead/brown lift.
The forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, is a surgical procedure that restores a more youthful appearance to the area above the eyes. The procedure improves lateral hoods and horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired.
Prior to the procedure an examination of your facial structure, the condition of your skin, hair line and the muscle activity when you assume facial expressions is necessary to determine which surgical approach will best achieve your cosmetic goals.
The skin and tissue affected by furrowing or drooping are removed to smooth the forehead and raise the brows. The classic surgical method of performing this procedure typically takes 1 to 2 hours, and includes a coronal incision, following a headphone-like pattern, running from ear to ear and across the top of the forehead.
The ideal candidate for a forehead/brow lift is a non-smoking adult, in general good health in the 40 – 60 year old range. Although, frequently those younger than 40 request the procedure if they have prematurely excessive furrowing or frown lines.
- Temporary numbness and discomfort around the incision
- Swelling for up to a week
- Bandages are removed 1 to 2 days post surgery
- Stitches or clips are removed within 2 weeks
- Resume work or school in a week to 10 days
- Vigorous physical activity should be limited for several weeks