Forehead lifts are usually performed for sagging eyebrows, deep horizontal creases across the forehead or deep frown lines between the eyebrows. The forehead lift is also known as an endoscopic brow lift, an open brow lift, or a temporal lift.
This procedure is common for people in their forties, fifties, and sixties to help slow the visible signs of aging. In younger people, it is performed to reverse the effect sagging eyebrows have of giving a “sad” or “depressed” expression, which may not reflect how a person really feels. When a sagging brow actually obstructs vision, a forehead lift is done as a reconstructive procedure.
A forehead lift can be performed in a surgeon’s office or hospital under local or general anesthesia in less than an hour as an outpatient. Usually, there is minimal discomfort and a short recovery time. As with any procedure, some bruising or swelling may occur.
Successful facial cosmetic surgery results from good communication between the patient and surgeon. After consulting with your surgeon you should have a goal and realistic expectations of achieving that goal.
If you are interested in learning more about a forehead lift, please contact California cosmetic surgeons Wendell Smoot, M.D., F.A.C.S. and John Smoot, M.D., F.A.C.S. at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in La Jolla today.