The forehead lift is a surgical procedure designed to smooth out the frown lines between the eyebrows, improve horizontal wrinkles, and restore the brows to a higher more youthful position. This elevation of the brows helps to restore a more youthful, pleasing contour to the upper eyelid. The forehead lift can be done either with a small telescope (endoscope) inserted through small incisions in the hairline, or with a more complete incision that extends across the top of your scalp.

Procedure:Minimize forehead creases, drooping eyebrows, hooding over eyes, furrowed forehead and frown lines by removing excess tissue, altering muscles and tightening the forehead skin. May be done using the traditional technique, with an incision across the top of the head just behind the hairline; or with the use of an endoscope, which requires 3 to 5 short incisions. Most often done on people over 40.
Length:1 to 2 hours.
Anesthesia:Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient:Usually outpatient.
Recovery:Back to work: 7 to 10 days, usually sooner for endoscopic forehead lift. More strenuous activity: several weeks. Full recovery from bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Limit sun exposure for several months.
Duration ofUsually 5 to 10 years.

The choice of technique, and the placement of scars are dependent on several factors, including the severity of the brow sag, and the pattern of your hair. The decision as to which approach would be best for a given individual would be determined at the time of your consultation. Whichever method is chosen, the scars are generally inconspicuous and the results are pleasing and natural looking.

The forehead lift may be done at the same time as other facial rejuvenation surgery. It will not increase your recovery time, and can enhance the rest of the facial rejuvenation