People who feel self-conscious about their dipping eyebrows or who feel that they look older due to forehead wrinkles can rely on a forehead lift to remedy the situation.
A forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, is performed to remove or reduce the age lines that have formed on the forehead. Some of these wrinkles form across the forehead, seen as deep horizontal grooves. Forehead wrinkles may also appear as vertical lines in the skin between the eyebrows.
A forehead lift will also tone and tighten skin above the eyes. Due to aging and other factors, the skin above the eyes loses its tautness. This leads to eyebrows appearing saggy and less defined. It may also alter the patient’s appearance, making them appear older, tired, or even ill.
Eligibility for a Forehead Lift
A forehead lift is performed on people who are in good health. You need to be someone who does not smoke. If you are taking any medications or supplements or have any medical or special conditions, you’ll need to let your doctor know during a consultation.
What to Expect
A brow lift is performed under local anesthesia to numb the region to any pain or discomfort. After the region is numbed, incisions will be created. Most incisions are placed above the ears,
Once the incisions have been strategically created, the surgeon is able to tighten the underlying muscles and skin of the region. This allows the skin to be flat, smooth, and free of wrinkles. It also raises the eyebrows into a more attractive position. Once the surgical alterations are complete, the incisions are closed with the help of medical sutures.
The Forehead Lift Recovery Process
One of the most important questions you have for your plastic surgeon would be regarding the recovery process. The forehead lift is a safe procedure that will not require you to take many days off work or school. You will be free to go home the day of the surgery. However, you might need to have a person stay with you the first couple of days after surgery.
During the recovery process, you might experience minor swelling and bruising. Medications prescribed by your doctor can help deal with this problem. Usually, the majority of the swelling and bruising subsides within a few days.
Once you’ve healed from the procedure, you’ll be able to enjoy your full forehead lift results. To maintain your results, you will need to follow skin care measures on a permanent basis. The more diligent you are about protecting your skin against sun damage and poor lifestyle choices, the more long-lasting the results of the surgery can be.
Find Out More
While a brow lift can make you look more youthful and alert, the results vary from individual to individuals. Only by consulting your plastic surgeon can you get all the information about the procedure and the possible outcomes. Based on this information, you can decide whether to go ahead with surgery.
Arrange a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Miranda by contacting our office. During your consultation, you will be able to ask questions and discuss your aesthetic needs and goals.