Frown lines, a furrowed brow or drooping forehead can often make you look sad, tired or angry. A forehead or brow lift, may be the answer. Brow lifts can also be performed in conjunction with a facelift or eyelid surgery, depending on what your goals are for your appearance.
HOW IT WORKS
Forehead procedures are performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. You will sleep through the entire process and have no recollection of the procedure.
Dr. Carney uses an endoscopic forehead technique, which limits incisions and results in less bruising and swelling, no hair loss and a quicker recovery than traditional methods. Upper facial rejuvenation usually takes between one and two hours depending upon the extent of the surgery
After surgery, you will remain at home for two to three days with your head elevated and cool compresses on your eyes. It’s advisable to limit reading and television viewing to prevent significant eyestrain. Otherwise, you can resume most normal activities and shower on the day following surgery (it’s fine if the sutures get wet). Your activity level can increase on a daily basis, though you shouldn’t resume strenuous exercise for two to four weeks.
IS FOREHEAD SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU?
Although there is no age limit to the procedure, men and women who are 40-60 years old are the most common candidates for a forehead lift. Consider this procedure if you have sagging or low eyebrows, deep horizontal forehead creases or furrows between your eyebrows or across your nose.
Learn More About Brow lift
If you’d like to learn more about brow lift surgery, please watch our educational video below. Just select the procedure from the dropdown video menu below. You can also learn more about brow lift surgery from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is also a good source of information about brow lift surgery. Dr. Carney is a member of both medical societies.
Individual results may vary.