Forehead Lift/Brow Lift

The forehead lift is a procedure to help you look as good as you feel. A low or sagging brow can make you appear sad or tired even when your not. The brow lift will correct this sagging that occurs to give a more youthful and relaxed appearance.

The forehead lift, also called a brow lift, is done to minimize forehead creases and improve drooping eyebrows. This is done by removing excess tissue, altering the muscle, and tightening the forehead skin. This surgery takes about an hour and a half and is done under general anesthesia.

Recovery time is generally five to seven days. Many times brow lifts are done in conjunction with the upper eyelids.  As with any surgery, Dr. Simmonds will go over your health history and any medical conditions you may have.

Following Dr. Simmonds instructions, before and after surgery, minimize these risks. Instructions include that you quit smoking, avoid certain medications, and arrange to have help following surgery.  

Brow lift/Forehead lift can be done in two ways.  Coronal incision is an incision across the top of the scalp beginning above the ears and concealed within the hairline.  Endoscopic technique, which is a long, thin tube with a light on the end, and attached to a video camera. This popular procedure is often selected because of the small incisions made within the hairline.  Dr. Simmonds can recommend which technique will give you your best results depending on your facial features, skin, muscle tone, and forehead height.

You can expect swelling, numbness and discomfort that can be controlled with pain medications.  Keeping your head elevated for the first couple of days to a week will help reduce swelling post-operatively. Your head will be wrapped with a bandage the first night, which can cause additional swelling in the eyes, that is all normal and will go down fairly quickly, once the bandage is removed by Dr. Simmonds at the one day post op visit.   It is our goal to give you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.


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