A forehead lift or "brow lift" is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired.
When Dr. Rose performs a forehead lift for Provo, Orem and Salt Lake City area patients, the muscles and tissues that cause the furrowing or drooping are removed or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the eyebrows and minimize frown lines. Dr. Rose may use the conventional surgical method, in which the incision is hidden just behind the hairline; or it may be performed with the use of an endoscope, a viewing instrument that allows the procedure to be performed with minimal incisions. Both techniques yield similar results – smoother forehead skin and a more refreshed appearance.
If you have "hooding" of the upper eyelids, a forehead lift may be combined with eyelid surgery for a more alert and youthful appearance.
This surgery minimizes forehead creases, drooping eyebrows, hooding over eyes, furrowed forehead and frown lines by removing excess tissue, altering muscles and tightening the forehead skin. It may be done using the traditional technique, with an incision across the top of the head just behind the hairline; or with the use of an endoscope, which requires 3 to 5 short, inconspicuous incisions. It is most often performed on people over 40.
The procedure typically takes 1 to 2 hours, and is performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. A brow/forehead lift may be combined with other procedures including a facelift near Salt Lake City or eyelid surgery or even BOTOX® Cosmetic. During recovery, you may experience temporary bruising, swelling, numbness or headache. Most patients are back to work within 7 to 10 days, and even sooner with the endoscopic forehead lift. Full recovery from bruising and swelling may take 2 to 3 weeks, at which time you may return to more strenuous activity.
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