A forehead lift, also sometimes referred to as a Eyebrow Lift is a surgical procedure to change the position of the soft tissues of the forehead and thereby the appearance of the upper face and also reduce sagging of skin in the eyebrows and above the nose. Multiple surgical approaches have been developed, and more than one may be used in combination by surgeons wishing to elevate the forehead skin.
A forehead lift is a highly individualized procedure. Good candidates for rejuvenation of the forehead include:
Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of surgery
Individuals with a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind to improve their appearance.
The final results of your forehead lift surgery will appear within several weeks. While a forehead lift will not stop the aging process, the procedure is typically very long lasting.The effects of the procedure can last many years to an entire lifetime.
Can I achieve the effects of a brow lift by using Botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin can be used to paralyze the muscles that keep the brows low, allowing them to rise. This effect is mild, though – a surgical brow lift is much more effective at raising the brows. Also, the effects of Botulinum toxin last only a few months, whereas the effects of brow lift surgery are generally permanent.
Can a brow lift improve my vision?
Some patients with low brows and excess eyelid skin can have trouble seeing to the sides because their vision is blocked by sagging skin. In these cases, elevating the brows (along with a blepharoplasty) will improve vision by relieving this obstruction.
Am I too young for a brow lift?
There is no lower age limit. Some patients have low brows at an early age which is often hereditary.
What form of anesthesia is used during a forehead/eyebrow lift?
Depending on the surgeon and patient's preference, either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation may be used.