With age, our skin loses some of its elasticity and starts to sag and develop wrinkles. The forehead is one of those regions that, begin showing wrinkles relatively early. The most effective way to get rid of unwanted forehead wrinkles and retain the shape of your eyebrows is a forehead lift, which is also known as a brow lift.
The forehead lift is a cosmetic procedure that restores the youthful look of your face, gives your eyebrows better definition, and evens out the appearance of your forehead. The procedure, when done by a trained professional, is safe and has a relatively-high success rate.
What Is A Forehead Lift?
During a forehead lift procedure, the excess skin on the forehead is removed and the remaining skin is stretched and sutured in place. The incision is strategically placed at or just behind the hairline so that it is not visible later on. During the procedure, the muscles under the skin are also adjusted so that everything functions normally after the surgery.
The Forehead Lift Procedure
A forehead lift procedure is ideal for healthy adults who still have some amount of elasticity in their skin. To know if you are eligible for the procedure, consult with a qualified plastic or cosmetic surgeon.
If you are eligible, the surgeon will then proceed with a medical evaluation to ensure that you are fit for surgery. Do let your doctor know if you suffer from any chronic medical conditions or are undergoing any treatment currently.
On the day of the surgery, you will be given an anesthetic. An intravenous sedative will also be administered to make sure that you are comfortable and pain-free during the surgery. The surgeon will complete the procedure and dress the incision.
You will have to remain in recovery until the effects of the anesthesia and sedative wear off. Make sure you have a friend or family member present with you to drive you home after the procedure.
What Happens After A Brow Lift Surgery?
You will notice a visible difference in your appearance almost instantly. Your forehead will be smoother and wrinkle-free, your eyelids no longer droop, and your eyebrows develop a nice arch. Any swelling that you might experience will clear up in a few days. The surgeon will provide you with a set of after-care instructions which you should follow carefully.
In a couple of weeks, the sutures will dissolve and the incision heals. In a few months, no one will be able to tell whether you underwent the procedure. The only noticeable trait will be your youthful appearance and smooth skin.
When To Not Get A Forehead Lift
If you suffer from any chronic medical conditions, you should consult with your doctor first and check if it is safe for you to get a forehead lift. A forehead lift is also not recommended during the time you might have an ongoing infection.
A forehead lift procedure is a relatively safe surgery that leaves you with a toned forehead and an appearance that looks years younger.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about the forehead lift surgery, contact Heistein Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Jonathan Heistein will happily guide you through the whole process and develop a treatment plant suited to your specific needs.