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  Forehead lift is also known as brow lift. It is a procedure that is done to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other unwanted lines. It can improve the frown lines as well as raise sagging brows.  LEARN MORE

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Forehead Lifts

 

Forehead lift is also known as brow lift. It is a procedure that is done to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other unwanted lines. It can improve the frown lines as well as raise sagging brows. 

 Defining Forehead Lifts?

Forehead lift is also known as brow lift. It is a procedure that is done to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other unwanted lines. It can improve the frown lines as well as raise sagging brows. More than this, forehead lifts help in the placement of eyebrows into a position that is far more alert and youthful. 

The implementation of forehead lift includes the incision on the scalp hair line. It could also be with the use of endoscope. It can be further done in conjunction with other procedures such as upper or lower eyelid tucks, face-lifting, and skin-resurfacing techniques. Forehead lifts make smoother forehead skin and a more awakened appearance.

 

Who can Undergo Forehead Lifts?

Forehead lifts are most common to those in the age of 40-60. This is because during this stage of life when visible effects of aging are being seen. Though being popular to those on the said age range, forehead lift can also be for those who have developed frown lines brought by stress and muscle over activity. As this condition can also be inherited, forehead lift can be used for this instance. 

 

Forehead lift can also be ideal to those who are looking for the answer to their problem of skin overhang over the upper eyelids. Some patients of forehead lift procedure become such as they believe that forehead lift could bring better and more satisfying result as compared with upper eyelid surgery. 

 

What are the Risks of Forehead Lifts?

Deciding to undergo forehead lift is too personal and sensitive as it has underlying risks and complications. Taking the procedure must be in accordance with quite understanding of possible results and outcome. 

 

With forehead lift, there is a risk with the anesthesia, bleeding, loss of hair within the area of incisions, elevated hairline, eye irritation and dryness as well as facial asymmetry. There is also risk of weakening facial nerve resulting to injury or paralysis, infection, fluid accumulation, numbness or sudden changes on nerve sensation, pain and poor wound healing, skin discoloration and swelling, and unwanted scarring. 

 

How is Forehead Lift Done? 

Forehead lift is procedurally done starting with providing medication in the form of anesthesia. This would make you feel comfortable with the rest of the steps to take. Next to having the anesthesia is the incision. This is done either through endoscopic incision or coronal incision. With the first mentioned, a special instrument would be placed within the hairline. This would make the tissue and muscle beneath the skin to adjust. With coronal incision, however, the patient will have the incision from ear to ear, crossing the top part of the head. 

 

There is a case when patient has a very high forehead. If this is so, the incision would take place at the anterior hairline. This is to have the brow lifted without the need to alter the height of the front hairline. There should be scar after this procedure. But this can often be hidden through styling of hair. 

 

References:

 

http://baroodyplasticsurgery.com/procedure/forehead-lift/

http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/brow-lift.html?sub=Brow+lift+risks+and+safety+information

 

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