A forehead lift consists of the removal of excess skin and fat and tightening the muscles located in or near the forehead through surgery. This procedure can correct the deep furrows found right between the eyes as well as sagging brows. A forehead lift is often used during a facelift to create a smoother and more pleasing overall facial appearance. Adults of almost any age can have this procedure for frown lines or furrows caused by muscle activity or stress. Certain conditions can be inherited, including furrows above the nose and heavy or low brows.
This procedure is the most common among individuals between the ages of forty and sixty to reduce the impact of aging. This lift can also performed at the same time as an eyelid lift or another procedure.
Women and men who are considered good candidates for this surgery are left with a more energetic and youthful appearance when all is said and done. This may be accomplished through the following methods:
- Smoothing out forehead wrinkles
- Decreasing the appearance of upper eyelid sagging
- Smoothing the look of a furrowed brow
- A reposition and elevation of the brow line using the natural ridge
- Improving the look of wrinkles or crow’s feet located at the corner of the eyes
- The removal of excess skin
- Providing the eyebrows with a youthful arch
Surgical Techniques for a Forehead Lift
There are two surgical techniques used for a forehead lift. These are the endoscopic lift and the classic lift. The main difference between the endoscopic and classic lift is the incision size. During the endoscopic lift, an endoscope is inserted through the incision to enable the surgeon to view the tissues and muscles underneath. A different instrument can be inserted through another incision to raise the skin of the forehead. The excess fat and tissue are then removed and the muscles realigned. Eyebrow repositioning is also possible during an endoscopic lift.
Plan a Customized Procedure
If you are interested in a forehead lift, please set up a personal consultation with us at Salameh Plastic Surgery in Bowling Green, KY. We would be happy to assess your case and determine if a forehead lift can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. From there, a customized procedure can be created for you based on your wants and needs. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!