When dynamic forehead wrinkles stick around even when you’re not surprised, and BOTOX® isn’t keeping your forehead smooth anymore, Dr. Weston may recommend a brow lift, or forehead lift.
Is a brow lift right for you?
Brow lift surgery is ideal for patients experiencing localized signs of aging that affect only your upper face, such as:
- Frown lines
- Forehead creases
- Crow’s feet
- Heavy eyelids
- Sagging or asymmetric eyebrows
During your consultation, Dr. Weston will talk with you about your goals and evaluate your medical history, skin quality and overall health before recommending a procedure to address your concerns.
What to expect during brow lift surgery
A variety of techniques may be used during brow lift surgery, including the popular endoscopic brow lift technique. Depending on the technique chosen, a single incision or a few small incisions are made on the scalp, hidden behind the hairline. The forehead skin, fat and muscle tissues are lifted.
After excess tissue is removed, sutures or screws may be placed temporarily to hold the lifted tissue in place. The forehead is bandaged after incisions are closed.
Brow lift recovery
Due to the effects of anesthesia, you will need a ride home following your brow lift procedure. In order to minimize swelling and bruising, be sure to keep your head elevated and apply cold compresses the first few days after surgery. You may feel numbness, itching or other strange sensations as your nerves recover from brow lift surgery, but those sensations will resolve over time.
Depending on the brow lift technique used, you can resume normal daily activities and have stitches, staples and screws removed within one to two weeks. Full brow lift recovery can take several months.