Forehead Lift


A forehead lift, AKA a brow lift, removes excess tissue and tightens the forehead skin. A traditional technique uses an incision across the top of the patient’s head right behind the hairline. The skin is lifted so the wrinkles are smoothed and the brows repositioned. Excess skin is removed and the incision is sealed with sutures. An endoscopic technique has 3-5 short incisions to gain access to the areas being treated. An endoscope is inserted through the incisions to allow the surgeon to view the area on a television screen. The forehead skin is lifted and the brows are repositioned while the muscles causing forehead lines are removed. Excess skin is removed and the incisions are closed.

The ideal candidate must be healthy enough to undergo a major procedure, have good skin elasticity and be willing to follow pre- and post-surgical instructions as well as live a healthy post-surgical lifestyle. While most candidates are between the ages of 40 and 70, a forehead lift can be performed on younger candidates with a genetic disposition to frown lines and furrows. A good candidate must be suffering from signs of aging which include horizontal creases across the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows, sagging of the upper eyebrows and heaviness of the forehead.

The total cost of a forehead lift can range from $4000 to $7000 and the final cost depends on the extent of the work performed during the procedure Also, a brow lift can be performed with other procedures and this can reduce or increase the overall cost. Other factors that may influence the price of a forehead lift include the surgeon’s experience, the technique used by the surgeon, any fees charged by the doctor or the facility and the geographic location of the surgery.

If an endoscope is used, the patient can experience temporary swelling, bruising and numbness. If the traditional method is used, the patient may suffer from itching and hair loss. Bandages can be removed after a day or two and stitches can be removed after two weeks. The recovery time varies for each patient but they should be able to resume work 5-7 days after the procedure. Strenuous activities should be limited for 3 weeks. A patient should not be exposed to sun to avoid hyperpigmentation of the forehead for the first 3-6 months. The final results will be noticeable and natural looking. The results last between 5-10 years.

Brow Lifts

submitted on   Mon Nov, 23, 2015 by Sean Paul, MD     
A brow lift, sometimes called a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure that involves lifting up the tissues of the brow on the forehead. This can be done through a variety of techniques: the use of neurotoxin injections and dermal fillers, or via surgery through various types of incisions. The1