FOREHEAD LIFT (Brow Lift)
A forehead lift, also called a brow lift, corrects the sagging or low position of the eyebrows that can cause a perpetually tired or sad look. The procedure softens horizontal creases across the forehead and erases the worried or angry expression that can result from frown lines. The outcome is a more relaxed and refreshed appearance.
CONSIDERING A FOREHEAD LIFT
A forehead lift is often performed to treat conditions associated with aging. It may be done in conjunction with other rejuvenative surgery to achieve a more harmonious facial appearance. A forehead lift is also appropriate for treatment of certain inherited traits. Younger adults who have a low brow or who already have deep frown lines due to stress or over activity of muscles may benefit from the procedure.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A FOREHEAD LIFT?
Any one or combination of the following conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for a forehead lift:
A forehead lift can improve all of these problems. It may often be performed at the same time as a facelift which removes excess skin and tightens muscles in the mid and lower face. If there is significant skin overhang in the upper eyelids, or puffy bags beneath your eyes, eyelid surgery may be recommended in addition to a forehead lift.
YOUR PERSONAL CONSULTATION
During the initial consultation, your plastic surgeon may ask you to look in a mirror and point out exactly what you would like to see improved. Sometimes, patients may focus their attention on excess skin in the upper eyelids and not realize that sagging of their eyebrows contributes to this skin redundancy.
HOW WILL MY PLASTIC SURGEON EVALUATE ME FOR FOREHEAD LIFT SURGERY?
There are a variety of ways to elevate the brows and correct aging changes in the forehead area. Your plastic surgeon will closely examine your forehead and upper eyelid region, noting muscle activity when you assume various facial expressions. The particular surgical technique that your surgeon recommends will depend on many factors such as the position of your eyebrows, the amount of excess upper eyelid skin and height of your hairline.