When to Consider a Forehead Lift
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The eyebrows can lower over time, resulting in a tired, stern, or angry appearance. A forehead lift elevates the eyebrows, reduces upper eyelid heaviness, and helps open the eyes. Elevating your forehead and repositioning your eyebrows can take years off your appearance, transforming a furrowed brow or sagging upper eyelids into a youthful look.
Dr. Ponsky tailors the surgical procedures to cater to your needs and desired outcomes. We aim to enhance your appearance by creating a more pleasant and approachable expression. Our minimally invasive endoscopic brow lift offers results comparable to traditional approaches, with the added advantage of a shorter recovery time and minimal discomfort. Our skilled team is dedicated to achieving natural-looking results that leave you feeling more confident.
How It Helps
The benefits of a forehead lift performed by double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky will impact more than your eye area. Forehead wrinkles and creases will appear smoother, and excess skin or tissue hanging over the eyes is lifted, opening up the eyes. Frown lines between the brows can also be addressed, softening a stern look. While a forehead lift focuses on the upper face, the overall effect of the procedure reveals a more well-rested facial expression.
What to expect before a forehead lift
Cleveland facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ponsky and her highly trained clinical team will begin your consultation by asking about your goals and expectations. Then, we’ll discuss any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors. After examining, photographing, and analyzing your face, the surgeon will discuss potential options, a recommended course of treatment, and outcomes, risks, or potential complications.
What to expect during a forehead lift
Anesthesia will be administered so that you will be comfortable during the procedure, with either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. One of two types of incisions will be made, decided upon in your pre-surgical consult. If the incision is endoscopic, a thin camera and narrow instruments will be placed through a series of small incisions within the hairline. The tissue and muscle beneath the skin are adjusted precisely, correcting visible creases and furrows in the forehead. A brow lift with a hairline incision involves a longer incision through which hair eventually grows. The forehead skin is lifted, and any muscle adjustment can be made under direct visualization. The resulting scar from a coronal or pretrichial brow lift is well concealed by the hair.
What to expect after a forehead lift
Depending on the surgical approach, expect to stay home from work for about a week or two. Ice should be applied to your forehead and eyes for the first few days to control swelling. Elevate your head to promote healing, including sleeping on your back at a slight elevation. Some bruising and numbness around your eyes and brow are common and will subside over time. Avoid unnecessary strain on your body, such as vigorous activity or heavy lifting, for at least two weeks. Suture removal at your first post-surgical visit will be quick and uncomplicated. Plan on regular check-ups for one year after surgery to monitor results and healing.