Forehead Lifts

Surgery of the forehead and brows (forehead lift, browlift, browplasty)

The effects of aging result in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and an increasing heaviness of the eyebrows.  As a result, many people have opted for a procedure known as a browlift to correct a drooping brow, heavy upper eyelids and smooth forehead wrinkles.

At your consultation, we will describe the technique we use, the type of anesthesia, any additional surgery, possible complications, and costs of the procedure.
The procedure involves tightening loose skin and removing forehead wrinkling and drooping brows.  If necessary, part of the muscle that causes vertical frown lines between the brows is removed.  The result will be a smoother forehead, lifting the heaviness of the upper eyelids and brows and a more youthful expression.

The procedure begins with incisions that can be placed at the hairline, behind the hairline, or in some cases, above the brow or in the mid-forehead.  The incisions are camouflaged and designed in a way that hair grows through the scar further concealing it.  The forehead skin and brows are then elevated and excess skin and tissue removed before fine sutures or staples are applied.  The procedure usually lasts two hours.

After surgery, you will experience a certain amount of swelling and bruising for seven days.  As the incisions heal, you may experience some numbness as well as itching, both of which will diminish with time.  The sutures are usually removed within seven days following surgery.  If bandages have been used, they are removed in one to two days.  Not infrequently, a brow lift is combined with a blepharoplasty or a face lift to provide a full facial rejuvenation.