Smoothes out forehead wrinkles, lifts eyebrows and improves hooding over the eyes.
A forehead lift, also called a brow lift, is a procedure that removes excess tissue, alters muscles and tightens the forehead skin. This procedure may be performed using the old technique, with an incision across the top of the head just behind the hairline, or with 3 small incisions and the use of an endoscope, and a monitor to visualise the dissected areas.
The procedure takes 1 to 2 hours and is performed under general anaesthesia or sedation with local anaesthesia. The results usually last 5 to 10 years.
When the traditional method is used there is the possibility of itching and hair loss.
Recovery time is 5 to 10days. During this time there may be mild swelling, temporary numbness in the forehead and headache. Possible complications include weakness of facial muscles, asymmetrical look and numbness of the forehead.