Also known as a ‘forehead lift’, this surgery can provide a more youthful and vigorous appearance to that wrinkled area above your ears which can make you look older than what your really are or feel. If you suffer from dropping brows, furrows or horizontal lines on your forehead, this procedure is the perfect solution for you since it will remove those imperfections which can make you look angry, tired or sad all the time. This condition can be caused due to hereditary/aging factors, stress or muscle activity.
The objective of this surgery is to remove (or alter) the muscles in your brow, minimize your frown lines and raise the eyebrows slightly, resulting in a smoother and fresher forehead. This procedure will help you change your facial appearance and help you regain the confidence and assurance you need to relate to other people and change the way they see you.
A forehead lift (brow lift) is usually performed under local anesthesia; however if you prefer general anesthesia so that you sleep through the whole process, it can also be utilized. There are basically two approaches to this procedure and they are explained as follows:
Classic forehead lift - Your surgeon will proceed to perform an incision starts just above the ear and runs across the top of your forehead (coronal incision; made deep within the hairline so no visible scars are left). In the case of bald patients or those who have thinning hair, most doctors recommend a mid-scalp incision, so that the resulting scar is less visible.
Endoscopic brow lift - The initial steps for this technique are the same are described above. However, in this variant, 3 to 5 short scalp incisions will be made instead of 1 big incision. A pencil-like camera device connected to a monitor known as an endoscope is inserted through one of these openings. This permits the doctor to clearly see the tissues and muscles beneath your forehead skin.
If you are interested in improving your facial appearance, just visit the facial surgery section of our website for more information. If a brow lift procedure sounds like what you’re looking for, please feel free to send us an email so we can help you achieve the look you’ve always dreamed of.
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