A forehead lift or “brow lift” is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired. Most patients are pleased with the results of a forehead lift because, often, patients don’t realize how much their sagging forehead and brows contributed to the signs of aging around their eyes until they see how much younger and more rested they appear after the lift.
A forehead lift is most commonly performed in the 40-60 age range to minimize the visible effects of aging. However, it can also help people of any age who have developed furrows or frown lines due to stress or muscle activity. Individuals with inherited conditions, such as a low, heavy brow or furrowed lines above the nose can achieve a more alert and refreshed look with this procedure. Patients who are bald, who have a receding hairline, or who have had previous upper-eyelid surgery may still be good candidates for forehead lift. Dr. Grenley will simply alter the incision location or perform a more conservative operation.
In a forehead lift with plastic surgeon Dr. Grenley, the underlying facial muscles and tissues causing the folds and wrinkles are repaired to smooth the skin on the forehead, elevate the eyebrows to a youthful position, and minimize the appearance of frown lines. The incision can typically be hidden approximately two and a half inches behind the hairline to avoid visible scarring once your face has healed. Dr. Grenley will not have to shave any hair in order to perform your brow lift.
Forehead lift is sometimes performed in conjunction with a facelift to provide a smoother overall look to the face. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may also be performed at the same time as a forehead lift, especially if a patient has significant skin overhang in the upper eyelids in addition to sagging brows. Sometimes, patients who believe they need upper-eyelid surgery find that a forehead lift better meets their surgical goals.
Recovery from your brow lift Seattle will take some time. You should plan to take 7-10 days off of work and school to allow any bruising and swelling to go down. You will notice a brighter, youthfulness of your appearance as your results continue to improve throughout the healing process.