Forehead lift surgery, also known as a brow lift, can rejuvenate the appearance of the forehead area and make individuals look years younger. It can also improve the appearance of a furrowed brow which may make people appear angry. Forehead lifts can address wrinkled skin around the forehead and eye area, as well as creases that often appear in the forehead and a heavy brow. This surgery is a great option for those who are concerned about aging sign in the upper area of the face, and it can be combined with eyelid surgery or a facelift for more thorough rejuvenation.
Understanding the Endoscopic Forehead Lift
Forehead lift surgery has changed over the years as new technologies and techniques have made it less invasive. Today, the endoscopic forehead lift is commonly performed. Several small incisions may be made at or near the hairline through which a small camera device known as an endoscope is inserted. The endoscope allows the doctor to visualize the treatment area. Undermining of the skin is then performed so that the deep layers of the skin can be lifted and the underlying muscles are adjusted. When the tissues are tightened the forehead will appear rejuvenated and more youthful. The endoscopic method will also allow the surgeon to shape the eyebrows and address any issues of asymmetry. The face will appear very swollen the first few days after the lifting procedure is completed. The forehead may be numb, but normal routines may resume in two weeks.
The Pretrichial Brow Lift
A second option is the pretrichial eyebrow/forehead lift which requires a longer incision located within the hairline. This form of lift is beneficial for patients who want to raise and shorten their forehead and raise the eyebrow. The forehead is shortened by removing a strip of skin. This essentially lowers the hairline and eliminates the appearance of a high or tall forehead. This procedure is also able to address asymmetry and the shape of eyebrow. Although this creates a larger incision, the scar will not be visible once it has healed. Patients can experience the same recovery symptoms as with endoscopic technique, and may resume normal activities within three weeks.
The Direct Brow Lift
Lastly, the direct brow lift is a third option that involves removing a portion of the skin and tissue that is located above the eyebrows. The piece removed spans the entire length of the eyebrow. The benefit to this procedure is that the hairline is not involved and the results reveal smooth skin that appears tight. The brow and forehead will be lifted by pulling the forehead skin down as opposed to up. This is a better option for those who have a receding hairline or the appearance of a high forehead. As with the previously mentioned procedures, the eyebrow shape and asymmetry are corrected. The surgeon will ensure that the scar from the procedure is placed along the eyebrow so that it is well concealed. Patients will experience swelling and bruising, and can resume normal activities within about two weeks. Forehead lifts can benefit many individuals as they age. Sagging of the skin occurs as part of the aging process. Having three options of how the forehead lift can be completed is beneficial because each face is unique . All three procedures can reach the optimal end result of a smooth and natural lift and rejuvenated. To learn more about the forehead lift and how it can benefit you, contact Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in Birmingham and Dearborn, MI, at 866-487-3223. Dr. Haitham Masri and his team have extensive training and are committed to helping patients achieve their goals for plastic surgery.