Forehead Lift / Browlift in Canada
A forehead lift (also known as a browlift) can improve the visible signs of
aging of the forehead. Most people interested in a forehead lift have
drooping brows, horizontal lines and sagging skin on their forehead.
Forehead lifts involve
the muscles and tissues that cause drooping and
wrinkling being removed or altered to create a smooth forehead, raise
the eyebrows and minimize frown lines.
There are 2 methods
of lifting the forehead: a classic forehead lift and an
endoscopic forehead lift.
The classic forehead
lift: With this technique an incision is made across the top of the head just behind the hairline, or if you have a high forehead the incision can be made right at the hairline to avoid adding even more height
to the forehead. In
patients with balding hair a mid-scalp incision may be used. Before the surgery your hair may be trimmed in the incision area. Once
the incision is made the forehead skin is lifted, and the underlying tissue
can be removed and the muscle can be released or altered to reduce frowning.
The skin is then draped back and brows are elevated slightly to create a more rested look. Excess skin is removed and then
sutured or stapled into place. Your
surgeon will probably put dressings on you and wrap you with a bandage that compresses the area slightly.
The endoscopic forehead
lift: This technique is the same as the classic
forehead lift, however instead of an incision across the top of the head
surgeon makes three to five short scalp incisions, each smaller than an inch. A device called an endoscope - a pencil-like camera device connected to
a television monitor - is inserted through an incision so the surgeon can
view the tissues and muscles. An instrument is then inserted through one of the
other incisions and used to lift the skin and remove tissue and alter the muscle. The eyebrows can be lifted and secured and once the procedure is complete
the incisions are sutured or stapled. This technique results in less scarring, however it's not ideal for those with sagging skin as no excess skin is
removed like with the classic technique.
surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis or some patients are
asked to stay overnight. After
your surgery you will be asked to keep your
head elevated to avoid increased swelling. If you had a drain put in to drain blood that will be removed in a day or two. You will feel discomfort and
your forehead might feel tight, but pain can be controlled with medication.
You can expect your forehead and face to be swollen and bruised and this can last
for a few weeks. Stitches may come out in 5 days, if staples were used in your
scalp they might stay in longer.
with longer hair find it easy to hide the incisions by wearing bangs.
If you are a male with short hair you may want to grow your hair a little
surgeon will give you specific recovery instructions but usually you will be asked to rest for the first week. You will probably be instructed
to participate in strenuous activities for 2-3 weeks.
general, the goal of any forehead lift should be to provide a natural
more rested youthful appearance which is not artificial in any way. It’s effects typically last 5 to 10 years.
forehead lift is often performed with a facelift or eyelid lift.
discuss your particular situation in more detail, consult with a
surgeon in your area.
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