As we age, the forehead is often one of the first areas of the face to develop fine lines and wrinkles. Over time, these conditions tend to worsen. The eyebrows begin to sag, creating a tired and sometimes angry appearance. These changes to the forehead can make individuals appear older than they really are. To restore a youthful appearance to the forehead, men and women typically decide to undergo a forehead lift, also known as a “brow lift.” Dr. George Alexander regularly performs this method of facial rejuvenation for many middle-aged patients.
A forehead lift is a surgical procedure that is designed to provide a more rested and youthful appearance around the eyes and forehead by lifting the uppermost region of the face. This procedure may be performed alone or in conjunction with other facial procedures, such as a facelift and eyelid lift.
A forehead lift can effectively improve:
Good candidates for a forehead lift are middle-aged individuals in good overall health. Patients best-suited for the procedure feel that the appearance of their forehead makes them look “tired,” “angry,” or “worn out.” Although a forehead lift is very effective for restoring a youthful and well-rested appearance to the face, patients should have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.
In the safety of a fully accredited surgical center and under the care of a board certified anesthesiologist, general anesthesia is administered for patient comfort throughout the procedure. Dr. Alexander makes an inconspicuous incision within the hair across the top of the head. After he repositions the brow to a more youthful position, Dr. Alexander weakens the frown muscle, removes any excess skin from the hairline area, and then closes the incisions with surgical clips.
Recovery from a forehead lift usually takes about a week. During this time, and for best results, patients should rest at home, take prescribed medication, and follow Dr. Alexander’s recommendations. To have the safest healing and to avoid complications, patients should refrain from strenuous activities and exercises for at least four weeks.
The results of a forehead lift are often described as a refreshed, rested, and more youthful appearance. Most patients are highly satisfied with their attractive “new look” and typically develop more self-confidence. To maintain long-lasting results, patients should follow proper skin protection.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. George Alexander, feel free to call (702) 242-6776 or fill out our online contact form today. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexander can help you achieve the confidence that comes with a youthful facial appearance. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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