Forehead Lift

Individuals with a sagging forehead or brows that hang too low and too close to the eyes may want to consider a forehead lift. Persons with deep vertical furrows between the eyebrows are also prime candidates for a forehead lift. A more youthful and rested appearance in the forehead and upper eyelids can be achieved through a forehead lift. Procedures including lower and/or upper eyelid lift, facelift, or other facial procedures or implants can enhance the outcome of your cosmetic surgery.


How is a forehead lift performed?

Done on an outpatient basis and under general anesthesia, a forehead lift is accomplished by placing several short incisions in the hairline. The operation is performed using an endoscope, a narrow hollow instrument with a fiber optic light source and camera. The forehead is lifted and repositioned, while the muscles that cause the frown lines are weakened. 

Recovery after a forehead lift

After a forehead lift, the patient goes home with a head wrap dressing, which is removed on the first or second day after surgery. Initial discomfort can be controlled using oral medication. Sutures or staples are removed within 10 days. The majority of swelling and bruising is typically gone in 7 to 10 days. 


Insurance Guidelines

Because a forehead lift is a cosmetic surgery, it is not covered by insurance. The patient is entirely responsible for payment.

*Before and after photos are available at the time of consult.

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