As time passes and people age, the forehead and brow line tend to be the first facial areas in which aging begins to show. The elements, gravity, and the effects of a full life start to show in the form of wrinkling, frown lines, less perk in the eyebrows, and other signs. To counteract that effect, thousands of people across the U.S. opt to undergo a forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, under the supervision of a plastic surgeon every year. Knowing more about the procedure and its effects can help candidates to make the best choice for their well-being.
Types of Procedure
A skilled surgeon may select from a number of techniques to perform the brow lift. The newest technique is called endoscopic surgery. With this, the surgeon will make several small incisions behind the patient’s hairline. A small scope is then used to assist in the forehead lift. This technique has the benefit of a lower chance of scarring and numbness afterwards, as well as a quicker recovery time. Other procedures use a longer incision or incisions, which may be made in various locations. The performing surgeon can make the decision with the potential patient after an examination and a consultation with the patient regarding his or her needs and desires. Regardless, the lift generally takes between one and two hours to complete.
Forehead lift candidates should consider a number of factors before scheduling a consultation. Though this is a relatively safe procedure, it is best if the candidate is in good health and leads a lifestyle that promotes such good health. Smoking is always contraindicated for any type of surgery, as it may slow down or prevent proper healing, or cause complications during the operation. Talking to someone who has this procedure might help to determine the right expectations. However, as always, it is best to consult with a surgeon who has extensive experience with forehead lift procedures.