Forehead Lift or Eyebrow Lift is a popular facial plastic surgery procedure design to raise heavy and drooping eyebrows to their normal youthful position. In doing so, a Brow Lift or Forehead Lift also softens forehead wrinkles, lines, and grooves that are made as a result of repetitive frowning or tensing of the forehead muscles. Women in Los Angeles or the entire Southern California get a Forehead Lift in order to smoothen their foreheads, get a more bright-eyed look, and to appear refreshed.
Generally, Forehead Lift patients are men and women between 40 to 60 years of age. Many people who think they need upper eyelid surgery actually have drooping brows that are causing the upper eyelid skin to bunch up over their eyes and impair their vision. Candidates for a Forehead Lift or Brow Lift in Los Angeles often have other signs of facial aging such as crow’s feet around their eyes, lower eyelid bags, and deep nasolabial folds. Most Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons who specialize in Forehead Lift and Facial Plastic Surgery utilize a variety of Eyebrow Lift techniques depending on their patient’s individual needs.
Today, the classic Coronal Forehead Lift is less frequently used in Los Angeles, although most Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons feel that it delivers the most predictable and concrete results. During a Coronal Brow Lift, the plastic surgeon makes an incision, beginning at ear level and running across the top of your forehead and down the side of your head. If the patient is bald, the cosmetic surgeon may make a mid-scalp incision. The plastic surgeon then lifts the skin of the forehead, moving muscles and underlying tissues. The eyebrows may be lifted, and excess skin at the incision is trimmed away. The incision is closed through sutures or clips.
Maybe the most commonly used Technique of Brow Lift is the Endoscopic Forehead Lift. During an Endoscopic Forehead Lift, the cosmetic surgeon makes three to five short scalp incisions, instead of one long one, each less than one inch in length. He or she then inserts an endoscope – a thin flexible tube connected to a camera that is used to view and perform surgery through small incisions. By inserting another instrument into a different incision, the plastic surgeon lifts forehead skin, cuts muscles and underlying tissues that cause frown lines and may also lift the eyebrows so they are sutured into a higher position. Benefits of the Endoscopic Brow Lift include less scarring and numbness, and less severe lifting of the hairline. Endoscopic Brow Lift patients also generally experience less itching as an aftereffect than is true of a Classic Coronal Brow Lift.
Other procedures include the Trans-Palpebral Forehead Lift, by which the plastic surgeon disables the frown muscles through an eyelid incision. During the Direct Skin Excision Brow Lift, the facial plastic surgeon lifts the brow through excision of the skin above it. However, this procedure creates a visible scar at the brow line, and also has a high risk of creating an unnatural, surprised look.
Brow Lift/Forehead Lift is sometimes performed simultaneously with other procedures, such as Eyelid Surgery or resurfacing techniques to improve skin tone.
During your consultation Dr. Younai will review your treatment options for Forehead Lift or Brow Lift, including pros and cons of each procedure, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre and post operative instructions, and esthetic outcomes. There are also many before-and-after pictures and high resolution images of Facial Plastic Surgery and Forehead Lift/ Brow Lift available in our photo gallery.
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