Oral and Facial Surgery of the Shoals  
Oral and Facial Surgeery of the Shoals


BROWLIFT (Forehead Lift)

A forehead lift or browlift can smooth out the wrinkles and frown lines that often appear in the brow and forehead area. A browlift can correct drooping brows and heavy lids to provide a younger, friendlier appearance.

A forehead lift is most commonly performed to help people of any age who have developed furrows or frown lines due to stress or muscle activity. Individuals with inherited conditions, such as low, heavy brow or furrowed lines above the nose can achieve a more alert and refreshed look with this procedure.

In a forehead lift, the muscle and tissues that cause the furrowing and drooping are removed or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the eyebrows and minimize frown lines. It is performed in an outpatient setting with local anesthesia and IV sedation or General Anesthesia. An endoscope is used that allows the procedure to be performed with minimal incisions.

Forehead lift is often performed in conjunction with a facelift to provide a smoother overall look to the face. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may also be performed at the same time as a forehead lift, especially if there is significant overhang in the upper eyelids. Sometimes, patients who believe they need upper eyelid surgery find that a forehead lift better meets their surgical needs.

For a better understanding of how a forehead lift might change your appearance, look into a mirror and place the palms of your hands at the outer edges of your eyes, above your eyebrows. Gently, draw the skin up to raise the brow and the forehead area. That is approximately what a forehead lift would do for you.

Although you should be up and about in a day or two, plan on taking it easy for at least the first week after surgery. Most patients are back to work in 7-10 days. Vigorous physical activity should be limited for several weeks. Most of the visible signs of surgery should fade completely within 3 weeks. Patients don't realize how much their sagging forehead contributed to the signs of aging until they see how much younger and more rested they appear after the lift.


Please call the office (383-1499) for additional information and schedule your complimentary consultation.