A forehead lift (or brow lift) is a procedure designed to address several concerns when it comes to aging in the forehead. With brow lift surgery, you can achieve a fresh-faced, smooth, youthful appearance. By eliminating the wrinkles or deep grooves on the forehead, and repositioning the brow line to its ideal position, you can easily take years off of your face.
is a brow lift right for me?
If you are concerned with the appearance of deep wrinkles on your forehead, frown lines between your eyes, or sagging eyebrows, you might benefit from a brow lift. These may be from aging and/or heredity. A brow lift can help soften facial expression, re-open tired looking eyes, and correct obstructed vision due to heavy eyelids for both men and women.
common questions and concerns
How can I decipher whether I need an upper bleph or brow lift procedure? During the in-depth consultation with Dr. Collins, it will be determined whether a brow lift alone or performed in conjunction with other procedures (e.g., a face lift (rhytidectomy) or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) will provide the best results for you.
what are my surgical options?
Brow lifting can be done with traditional incisions, or using endoscopic equipment. During your consultation, Dr. Collins will discuss which option is best for you.
In a traditional brow lift an incision will be made across the forehead below the hairline. The skin will be lifted so wrinkles are smoothed and brows repositioned. Any excess skin is removed and the incision is sealed with sutures.
In an endoscopic brow lift, several small incisions are made along the scalp. An endoscope is inserted through the incisions, which allows the surgeon to see the treatment area on a screen. Using another instrument the forehead is lifted, the brows are repositioned, and muscle causing lines is removed. Excess skin is removed and the incisions are sutured closed.
Not only can a brow lift improve the appearance of the forehead, but it also helps to rejuvenating the upper eyelid by reducing excess upper eyelid skin, improving crow’s feet and diminishing creases between the eyebrows. For this reason, the upper eyelid and the brow should be considered together when considering a procedure for the upper eyelid.