Over time, the face and its features undergo age-related changes that make people feel as if they look tired, angry, sad, or older than they feel. These changes often first start to occur in the brow, or forehead region, which include the formation of forehead lines, glabellar creases, and drooping of the brow itself.Read Client Reviews on RealSelf
Anaesthesia & Stay
Very small surgical instruments are used to elevate the facial tissues from the middle and lateral regions of the frontal bone. Repetitive muscle movement creates different wrinkles. By modifying the muscles (frontalis, corrugator, and procerus) in the region,normal muscle activity is disrupted without compromising proper muscle function.
As a result, the lines and wrinkles will diminish and your muscles will still function to create facial expressions in the upper face. We may choose to insert small implants (endotine) between the tissue and bone to fix the tissues in a higher position or use sutures to lift the brow upward.
Post Op Recovery
Keeping your head elevated as you recover, will help to reduce bruising and swelling as well. Any stitches or sutures may remain in place for approximately 4 – 7 days. While you will feel well enough to return to work in approximately a week, the swelling and bruising make take a few weeks to completely subside.
It is important that you avoid strenuous activity such as heavy lifting or exercise for at least 2-3 weeks following the procedure to allow your body sufficient time to heal.
Your New Look
Most people don’t realize how much their sagging forehead contributed to the signs of aging until they see how much younger and more rested they appear after the lift. A forehead lift can reduce the appearance of forehead lines and wrinkles as well as lift the brow line, often achieving results that make you look as much as ten years younger.
A brow lift is usually performed in conjunction with a facelift to provide a smoother overall look to the face. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may also be performed at the same time as a forehead lift.