Procedure

A Forehead lift (also known as a brow lift) is a procedure to remove excess tissue, modify muscles and tighten the forehead skin. The traditional method involves making an incision at the top of your head, just below the hairline. However, an endoscope method can be used which allows for access to the appropriate areas required.  Subsequently it requires only three to five incisions and includes a monitor and camera to view the areas being treated.

A mini facelift can improve the appearance of a person’s face by restoring youth and vitality to the area above the eyes. In addition most often it is performed with a facelift or an eye lift to provide a balanced, smoother look to the face.  However it can be performed on its own however this is not common.  

Most brow lift patients are between the ages of 40 and 70.  Above all the best candidates are healthy people seeking a solution to unwanted furrows, deep forehead lines, and wish to look more alert and refreshed.

Length

The average time in surgery for this procedure is up to two hours.

Anesthesia

There are two options available for this procedure: general anesthesia and intravenous sedation.  Most importantly discuss what option is best for you with your plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist.

Inpatient/Outpatient

Most often, this is an outpatient procedure.

Possible side effects

The endoscope method has possible side effects such as temporary swelling, numbness and headaches.

Other possible side effects may include - unusual sensations, itching or lack of sensation at the incision line however this symptom normally disappears within six months.  For hair loss side effects, regrowth usually occurs in one to three months.

There are risks

As with any surgical procedure there is some risk.  For instance injuries to the facial nerves can cause loss of motion, weakness or an asymmetrical appearance, as well as persistent numbness, scarring, and sometimes excessive scarring.

Scar formation and permanent hair loss within the scar area may occur. In addition, permanent lack of sensation at the incision line (a rare complication), infection, bleeding, and other minor complications are possible.

Some patients may not be able to move their eyebrows or forehead. Therefore, additional surgery may be required to correct this.

Recovery

You will be moving around in a couple of days, however post surgery we advise you to relax for a week or so.

Within seven to ten working days you should be able to return to work however an endoscopic forehead lift will make this time shorter. In addition you should limit strenuous activity for several weeks.

For a full recovery from bruising this will take between two to three weeks.  Similarly to avoid hyperpigmentation, you should avoid sun exposure for several months.  To clarify, use a sunblock with both UVA and UVB protection.  Your surgeon will provide you with your post-surgery recovery instructions.

Results

This procedure can last for about five to ten years. Above all you will look refreshed and younger, with a smoother forehead skin and a more animated appearance

Cost of Brow/Forehead Lift

The cost can vary based on the technique used, surgeon fees, anesthesia used, inpatient (hospital) or outpatient (day surgery), and package inclusions.  Please ask your consultant for verification on what is/is not included.

Related Face Procedures

Other common facial procedures include;

Next Steps

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