As you age, your skin loses its natural elasticity, which can create drooping brows or creases in your forehead. A forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, surgically alters the muscles and tissues that cause wrinkling or drooping in the forehead region to give you a more youthful appearance.
Forehead lifts are often performed in conjunction with other procedures such as eyelid surgery or BOTOX® injections for a more complete facial rejuvenation. Forehead lifts can help people of any age reduce the signs of aging, but it is most commonly performed on people 40 to 60 years old.
There are two different techniques that New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Scott E. Newman uses to perform forehead lifts. Your recovery period will vary depending on whether you’ve had a classic or endoscopic procedure:
- Classic forehead lift – An incision is made behind the hairline and the skin is lifted away from the underlying muscles. All excess skin is trimmed away and Dr. Newman will then close the incisions with sutures, clips or staples.
- Endoscopic forehead lift –Younger patients usually opt for an endoscopic lift. A device called an endoscope, a tiny camera attached to a thin tube, is placed under the skin to get a clear view of the muscles and tissue. Dr. Newman will insert another instrument to alter the muscles and tissue, and then tack up the skin in a higher position with temporary screws.
Endoscopic forehead lift patients usually experience less discomfort and may be able to return to work more quickly.
To schedule an initial forehead lift consultation, please contact Dr. Newman’s plastic surgery practice, Newman Plastic Surgery, serving patients in New York City, Manhattan, Long Island, and Westchester, New York.