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Forehead Lift

About Forehead Lift

forehead-liftThis procedure may be performed using the traditional technique with an incision across the top of the head just behind the hairline and removes excess tissue and tightens the forehead skin and alters muscles function.

In most cases however it is the outer half of the eyebrow that tends to droop and a modified brow or temporal lift, that is less invasive, may be more appropriate. This is accomplished via either a short incision in the temporal hair or via suture suspension techniques.

As this is typically a procedure to address drooping and hooded upper eyelids an upper blepharoplasty is often performed simultaneously.

Length:

Brow suture suspension - one hour Temporal / lateral brow lift - two hours

Anesthesia:

Local anesthesia with sedation.

Possible Side Effects:

  • Temporary swelling and bruising
  • Numbness of small areas of the scalp
  • Headaches
  • Itching

Risks:

Eyebrow asymmetry that rarely may need correction (it is important to understand that most patients have asymmetrical eyebrows to begin with.) Hair loss (limited) in the area of the scar. Broad scars in the scalp.

Recovery:

Patients usually return to work in seven to ten days Bruising and swelling takes from two to three weeks to resolve. Strenuous activities must be limited for 4 to 6 weeks. Sun exposure should be limited for 6 months to avoid hyper-pigmentation of the forehead.

Results:

This duration of is partially determined by the procedure but generally last between five and ten years.