Many people start to notice at a certain age that their forehead or brow has slightly descended over time, causing their permanent facial appearance to seem angry or sad.
A forehead lift can treat conditions such as:
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar lines
- Forehead lines
If you exhibit these conditions, a brow lift may be the most appropriate long-term solution to renew your appearance.
Forehead Lift Surgery: What’s Involved?
The forehead lift can involve several different surgical techniques. One of the preferred methods performed by plastic surgeons today involves the use of a surgical endoscope. During this endoscopic forehead lift, a small fiber optic camera is used to view underlying tissues during surgery.
4 small incisions are made behind the hairline before the tissue is lifted, remodeled and sutured in a more appealing position.
While the endoscopic forehead lift is effective and considered minimally invasive, it isn’t right for everyone. There are other techniques such as the coronal brow lift, pretrichial lift, or internal brow lift that may be utilized.
After Your Forehead Lift: What to Expect
Recovery times vary, but most patients should expect 1-2 weeks of downtime after forehead lift surgery. If staples or removable sutures are used, they get removed after the first week. After recovery is complete, the upper portions of your face and forehead should be smoother and imperfections such as crow’s feet and forehead lines will be significantly reduced.
Contact Dr. Genter’s office in Jenkintown, near Philadelphia, to learn more about the risks, benefits, and cost of forehead lift surgery.