The forehead lift, also known as the brow lift, is a relatively simple procedure that can be customized to your needs to improve a sagging brow, forehead creases, hooding over the eyes, and forehead furrows and frown lines. The minimally-invasive endoscopic forehead lift is a commonly used technique today and it can help to maximize the youthfulness of your appearance while brightening up your face as well as your outlook on life.
If you are in good general health and have realistic expectations for improving aging signs in the forehead, the forehead lift may be right for you. Forehead lift patients are typically looking to improve sagging eyebrows, forehead creases or furrows, hooding above the eyes, and/or frown lines. For some patients, Botox may be a good alternative that can help to postpone surgery. During the consultation, our expert surgeons will examine your areas of concern and discuss your goals to help determine if the forehead lift is the right procedure for you.
General anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation may be used for the forehead lift. In most cases, the surgery takes just one to two hours to complete. The endoscopic technique is commonly used today and this is performed through three to five very short incisions located within the hairline. A small camera device known as an endoscope is then inserted through the incisions and used as an aid to help the surgeon remove excess tissue and alter the forehead muscles.
The eyebrows may also be elevated before closing the incisions with very fine sutures. For the traditional forehead lift, a longer, headphone-like incision is made across the top of the head just within the hairline. This allows for the removal of excess skin if needed.
Following forehead lift surgery, patients can expect some degree of swelling, bruising, and numbness. Bruising and swelling typically takes one to two weeks to resolve while the swelling may take a week or so to fade. Any discomfort that patients experience can be managed with medication. Bandages applied after surgery are typically removed within a day or two while sutures may be removed within one to two weeks.
The cost of a brow lift in Columbus can vary on a number of factors. The surgery is personal and individualized with each patient’s needs in mind. During your consultation, the surgeons will be able to provide their expert recommendations, costs, and answer all questions. The practice offers financing options that can help make the payment process more manageable.
Dr. Stephen P. Smith Jr. and Dr. Scott Smith are known by their patients to offer the best Brow lift Columbus residents can look forward to. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with the surgeons, please contact us today. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions.