Description

A forehead lift raises the eyebrows and upper eyelids to soften frown lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows. This procedure softens the angry or tired look caused by a wrinkled brow. Most forehead lift patients are between ages 40 and 60 years old.

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Length

1 to 2 hours.

Side Effects

Temporary swelling, numbness, headaches, and bruising. Possible itching and hair loss may result from the traditional method.

Recovery

Back to work: 7 to 10 days (usually sooner for endoscopic method). More strenuous activity: several weeks. Full recovery: 2 to 3 weeks. Limit sun exposure for several months.

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Risks

Injury to facial nerve, which may result in loss of movement. Possible reaction to anesthesia and risk of asymmetry. Formation of a broad scar and hair loss along the scar edges are rare.

Results

Usually 5 to 10 years.

Technology

The muscles and tissues that cause the furrowing or drooping are removed or altered to smooth the forehead, raising the eyebrows and minimizing the frown lines. A forehead lift can be performed in two different ways. During the conventional surgical method, the incision is hidden just behind the hairline, while the endoscopic method is done with a viewing instrument (endoscope) that allows the procedure to be performed with minimal incisions. Both techniques yield similar results of smoother forehead skin and a more animated appearance.

Patient Status

Outpatient -

Anesthesia

Local with Sedation

 

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