A forehead lift is often performed to treat conditions associated with aging. It may be done in conjunction with other surgery to achieve a more harmonious facial appearance. A forehead lift is 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 overactivity of muscles may benefit from this procedure. The tired, worried or angry expression often caused by low eyebrow position and deep forehead furrows are eliminated by 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 may also 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.
New Procedural Video
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Post-operative Procedures & Recovery
It is important to realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly. Initially, you may experience some mild discomfort that can be controlled with medication. You will notice some temporary puffiness and discoloration that may involve the eyelid and cheek areas as well. Typically, swelling and bruising will be almost totally resolved within a couple of weeks.
Since the healing process is gradual, you should expect to wait at least several weeks to get an accurate picture of how you look.How long the results of your forehead lift will last depends on many variables including your heredity and lifestyle factors. Some patients find that they want to make additional improvements at a later time. Even though the aging process continues, patients are usually happy with their appearance for many years following a forehead lift.
Call our office today at (757) 497-5400 for more information or to schedule your consultation with Dr. JoAnne Lopes.
Information provided by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
*Price range: Browlift Lateral $3300-$4500 Browlift Coronal $4000-$6000