A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift or forehead surgery, is meant to lift the brow line and create a more youthful forehead appearance. It is meant to correct sagging brows minimize creasing of the forehead and improve the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a face appear angered, sad or fatigued. In some cases, this can also help with ‘hooding’ of skin over the upper eyelid.
Aging is inevitable and the effects of aging on the face can be the hardest to control. Many times, the forehead and eyebrows can be the first areas to show the signs of aging. Environmental damage from the sun, pollution, wind and the pull of gravity all affect the face. As the aging process advances, the collagen-producing cells diminish and the long-term effects of gravity cause the underlying muscle to stretch, making the brow prone to sagging and wrinkles. In some more significant cases, a drooping brow can even negatively affect a person’s vision
Because of these age-related changes, many people turn to a surgical procedure known as a brow lift, to rejuvenate the upper third of the face.
- There are a variety of Browlifting techniques, with incisions hidden behind or within your hairline, sometimes using endoscopic camera telescopes. These scopes assist the doctor in visualizing the anatomy of the forehead and to help reposition the muscles and redrape the skin of the forehead. Dr. Saigal specializes in the Lateral Temporal Browlift technique, with a rapid recovery and natural looking results.
- The procedure can be performed in approximately 90 minutes using deep sedation or general anesthetic and can be combined with other rejuvenative efforts such as facelift surgery.
- Most patients go home the same day as the procedure and recover comfortably at home with minimal discomfort that is controlled with oral pain medication. Overnight care can be provided to you, and generally patients are back to work in a week and back to the gym with strenuous activity after 2 weeks.
Discuss your case and options for forehead rejuvenation in a thorough consultation to understand your goals, and so Dr. Saigal can recommend the best option for you.