Procedure

A forehead lift (also known as a browlift) 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. Or, you can use an endoscope which allows for access to the appropriate areas. It requires only three to five incisions and includes a monitor and camera to view the areas being treated.

Length

It can take up to two hours.

Anesthesia

There are two options: general anesthesia and intravenous sedation.

Inpatient/Outpatient

Most often, this is an outpatient procedure.

Possible side effects

An endoscope can cause temporary swelling, numbness and headaches.

Itching and hair loss can occur when the traditional method of hair removal is used.

There are risks

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.

Recovery

The patient can usually return to work within seven to ten working days. An endoscopic forehead lift will make it even quicker. For several weeks, the patient should limit strenuous activity. Two to three weeks is required for full recovery from bruising. To avoid hyperpigmentation, one should avoid sun exposure for at least three to six months.

Results

This procedure can usually be used for five to ten year.

Cost of Brow/Forehead Lift

The cost of a brow/forehead lift 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

We are here to assist you with your journey. We recommend you make an inquiry and request a firmquote . This will ensure you receive a detailed cost breakdown of your procedure, with surgeon feedback.  We do not charge you for this service. Our consultants are very experienced with all our partners and can answer any questions you may have.