The forehead lift or brow lift is designed to elevate the eyebrows and reduce frown lines. This results in a more youthful expression by opening the eyes and removing the brow heaviness. Lifting this tissue can help some people improve their vision if heavy tissue hangs down over the eyes. This procedure can be performed alone or combined with a facelift, blepharoplasty, or other procedures as desired.
A variety of techniques are available and consultation is necessary for selection of the most appropriate technique. At this time, the majority of forehead lifts performed use a minimally invasive surgery technique known as the endoscopic forehead lift. With the endoscopic forehead lift, a lighted telescope (about the size of a pencil) is placed through several small incisions behind the hairline.
With this procedure, the incisions are small and surgery is performed under the skin while watching on a video monitor. Patients with very high hairlines may consider one of the alternative procedures.
This procedure takes approximately an hour and a half. Bruising and swelling are variable, but most patients are able to resume normal activities in two to three weeks.
Patient 1Endoscopic Brow Lift and Upper Blepharoplasty
Patient 2Endoscopic Brow Lift
Patient 3Endoscopic Brow Lift
Patient 4Endoscopic Brow Lift and Upper Blepharoplasty