Candidates for this procedure are those with sagging forehead or brows that hang too low and too close to the eyes.
A forehead lift (Browlift) is intended to give a more youthful and rested appearance to the forehead and upper eyelids.
This procedure is done as an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or monitored sedation. The incisions are usually made behind the hairline or at the hairline depending on the width of the forehead. For patients with high foreheads, the incisions can be placed in front of the hairline. Sometimes, especially in males, excess skin is removed by placing the incision directly over the brows or in the forehead.
The operation can be done through direct excision of excess skin or is done using an endoscope. The forehead skin is lifted and repositioned. The muscles that cause frown lines are weakened. Operative time ranges from 1.5-3 hours. The patient goes home with head wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed on the first or second day after surgery. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures or staples are removed within 10 days and most swelling and bruising is gone in 7-10 days.
Additional procedures that may enhance the result of a forehead lift are Lower and/or Upper Eyelid Lift, Face Lift, or other facial procedures or implants.
The specific risks and the suitability of the forehead lift procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of your consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
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