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Forehead Lift

 As we age, unsightly wrinkle lines may appear on the forehead. Frown lines between the brows can make us look angry or "too serious." Skin relaxation may cause the eyebrows to drop, hooding our upper eyelids and making us look tired. If you are bothered by these signs of aging in the brow region, a forehead lift may be right for you. 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.

 Who is a good candidate for a Forehead lift?

A forehead lift may be a good option for you if you have begun to notice:

  • Wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
  • Frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
  • Sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids

Podcast Episode: Forehead Lift Procedure

Over time, the skin of the face can sag and drop, and this includes the forehead and eyebrow area. This area can be rejuvenated with a brow lift or forehead lift.

Advanced procedures have been developed that often allow us to perform brow and forehead lifts with very small incisions hidden under the hairline.

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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.

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