A forehead lift, commonly referred to as a brow lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce wrinkles that develop across the forehead, bridge of the nose, or in between the eyes.
What is it?
A forehead lift removes the sagging in the forehead skin, eyelids, and eyebrows. The procedure is often used to create a younger appearance.
What should I do to prepare?
To prepare for a forehead lift, patients should not take medicines containing aspirin, ibuprofen or vitamin E, as they can increase the risk of bleeding. Patients should also avoid smoking and alcohol consumption within a week of the procedure. Patients should refrain from eating anything after midnight the night before surgery. Patients should arrange for transportation to and from the surgery.
What happens during the process?
Classic and endoscopic methods are used to perform forehead lifts. A classic lift is one continuous cut from the level of the ears to the hairline. An endoscopic lift consists of multiple shorter cuts in the scalp, and a small camera will be inserted into one of the cuts to see if additional cuts are necessary.
What are the risks and potential complications?
The risks and complications typically associated with a forehead lift are swelling and bruising of the forehead, cheeks, and eyes, itching of the forehead, numbness and tingling, infection, scars, complications with eyebrow movement, and loss of sensation around incision sites.
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