A forehead lift can correct sagging skin on the forehead, upper eyelids, and eyebrows. It can even minimize wrinkles between your eyes and on your forehead and help with peripheral vision. The most common age for people to get a forehead lift is in their 40s to 60s. However, younger people may want a forehead lift to raise low eyebrows that give them a chronically sad expression.
A forehead lift can be done by itself or in combination with a facelift, nose reshaping, or eyelid surgery. In most cases, forehead lifts are done as an outpatient surgery with local anesthesia.
When You Might Consider a Forehead Lift
A forehead lift is an effective solution for reversing common signs of aging. You may want to consider a forehead lift if you are dealing with any of the following concerns:
- Sagging brows
- Deep furrows between your eyes
- Tissue hanging down at the outer part of your eyelids that interferes with your vision
- Horizontal wrinkles on your forehead
The Forehead Lift Process
The first step is to have a consultation with your doctor. During this step, your doctor will give you a physical and a psychological evaluation and discuss any medications you are taking. You will be able to ask questions about the procedure. A week before the procedure, you’ll have to stop taking blood thinners and certain other types of medications.
During the Surgery
Your doctor clips your hair out of the way, though in some cases, hair in front of the cut line might need to be trimmed. The incision is made at the ear level and continues across the top of the forehead at your hairline. Alternatively, a surgeon may use several small incisions and an endoscope. Once the doctor removes excess skin, muscle, and other tissue, the wound is closed with stitches or staples. The staff then washes your face and hair to help prevent irritation, and then they dress the wound.
After the procedure, the surgeon will wrap the incisions with padding and an elastic bandage to help prevent bleeding and swelling. You will feel some discomfort at the surgical site. You will have to keep your head raised for up to a week after the surgery to help minimize swelling. Bruising around your cheeks and eyes should disappear within a week. The surgeon removes the stitches or staples in two stages, 10 to 14 days after the surgery.
Schedule a Forehead Lift in Worcester, MA
Our team at UMASS Memorial Medical Group has extensive experience helping patients reverse signs of aging with quality and effective forehead lift procedures. Our team is committed to helping our patients achieve their cosmetic goals so that they can live happier and more comfortably in their skin. To see if a forehead lift is right for you, contact our team today at (508) 334-5990 to schedule an appointment.