Long-term correction of forehead wrinkles, frown lines and drooping eyebrows is possible with brow lift surgery. A brow lift, or forehead lift, can help tighten sagging skin on your upper face and get rid of creases and lines.
Nearly any patient with descended, sagging brows and static forehead wrinkles can benefit from brow lift surgery. Men and women with deep horizontal creases across the forehead or 11s (vertical brow furrows), as well as those with heavy brows, are typically the best candidates for a forehead lift.
If your hairline is particularly high, you have inadequate upper eyelid skin or you’re prone to prominent scars, a brow lift in Indiana may not offer satisfying results. Dr. Robinson will help you evaluate all advantages and possible disadvantages of brow lift surgery prior to recommending the procedure.
Dr. Robinson may perform brow lift surgery either using a traditional surgical method or an endoscopic surgical method. The traditional method involves a single incision that runs the length of the hairline at the top of the forehead, whereas the endoscopic method requires only a few small incisions along the hairline. During an endoscopic brow lift, Dr. Robinson uses a tiny camera to view the muscular structures under the forehead skin instead of pulling back the skin to view them as is done with the traditional brow lift technique.
Both brow lift techniques involve removing excess forehead skin, repositioning underlying tissues and relaxing forehead muscles that cause wrinkles.
After your brow lift, some numbness, swelling and bruising may occur. These temporary side effects usually last only a week or two, however, numbness may last somewhat longer. After 1-2 weeks, most brow lift patients have returned to work and normal daily activities. Exercise and more strenuous activity may usually be resumed after 3-4 weeks.
Endoscopic brow lift surgery results in a shorter recovery period and less scarring than a traditional brow lift. However, most brow lift surgery scars can be hidden with hair and are very discreet.
Contact Indiana Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with board-certified Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. David Robinson in his Valparaiso or Munster offices. Call 219.500.5766 to get started.