A forehead lift, or browlift, can revitalize your drooping or lined forehead, the area between the eyebrows and, to some extent, the upper eyelids and lateral eye area helping you to look less angry, sad or tired. We can:
You can combine the procedure with other operations such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to further improve the look of your eyes and other areas of your face. However, if the descent of your brow, which pushes the brow tissue into the upper eyelid areas, is the main cause of your upper eyelid problem, then you may need only the browlift to correct both the brow and the upper eyelids.
We previously did most browlifts using four or five short incisions hidden in the hair, and an endoscope, a slim instrument with a camera on the end. This provided excellent improvement and fast recovery while maintaining a natural appearance, but required significant time and moderate sedation or general anesthesia. Although this was a significant advance form an incision all the way across the scalp, we have now simplified the procedure even more so that it can be done in the office under local anesthesia in much less time. Most incisions are still hidden in the hair and the recovery is quite rapid. We actually strive to place your eyebrows where you naturally hold them, but without you having to use the wrinkle-causing muscles of the forehead to do so. You should be able to return to most activities in a few days with minimal, or easily concealed bruising. For those not needing a total browlift, a modification using only lateral incisions, again, hidden in the hair, can provide excellent correction of the more lateral problems. There are also modifications for those with a high hairline, including elevation of the brow through a blepharoplasty incision.