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 expression. These changes to the forehead can make individuals look older and more agitated than they truly are. To restore a rested and pleasing appearance to the upper face, men and women may decide to undergo a forehead lift, also known as a brow lift. This procedure involves lifting the eyebrows to a more youthful position and smoothing out wrinkles in the forehead area. Dr. George Alexander, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers forehead lift surgery to give his patients a rejuvenated and welcoming facial aesthetic that lasts for many years.
What Forehead Lift Surgery Can Improve
Facial skin laxity can cause the eyebrows to droop over the eyes, and the weight of sagging eyebrows can create an upset or uninviting expression. A forehead lift raises the eyebrows, brightening the eyes and producing a happier, younger-looking aesthetic.
Frown lines develop between the eyebrows as a result of consistent muscle contraction. These lines can make you seem permanently grumpy or annoyed, preventing you from expressing your true emotions. Forehead lift surgery softens frown lines so that you appear more approachable.
“I heavily researched 2 surgeons and am so glad I went with Dr. Alexander. His bedside manner is the best I have ever seen and I deal with physicians on a regular basis for work. He addressed my concerns and anxiety I had about the actual surgery. I appreciated how accessible the office was after the surgery when I had questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Alexander to anyone looking for a very personal and professional experience.”
“Dr. Alexander and his staff are incredible. He is one of the most caring and professional surgeons I have ever met - and that is saying something because I work in a hospital. The staff are equally incredible and kind. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. 5 months ago Dr. Alexander performed a breast augmentation surgery and the results are so natural my friends did not even notice I am 3 cups bigger! I have already referred Dr. Alexander to close friends. He is the best in the Valley.”
“Doctor Alexander is a miracle and made my experience exceptional, he really listened to my concerns and answered all my questions regarding the whole procedure. He made my breasts look like sisters again, I would even recommend him to my daughter and anyone looking for a breast augmentation or exchange. He is not your typical plastic surgeon and he really cares about your outcome. He is the best!!”
Recovery after forehead lift surgery usually takes one week. Patients should rest at home during this time and follow all of Dr. Alexander’s aftercare instructions for the best results possible. Avoiding strenuous activity and exercise for at least four weeks after surgery ensures optimal healing and minimal risk of complications.
Any surgery results in scarring, but Dr. Alexander is meticulous and places all forehead lift incisions carefully to minimize the chance of developing noticeable scars. Any scarring is likely to fade over time.
Dr. Alexander possesses the skill, certifications, and extensive experience necessary to provide you with quality facial rejuvenation results. His highly trained staff will develop a price estimate for your procedure during your forehead lift consultation. The cost of forehead lift surgery depends on the techniques used, anesthesia fees, and the extent of correction required.
Long-lasting pain medication is administered during surgery to reduce postoperative discomfort. Any residual discomfort can be managed with prescription medication as recommended by Dr. Alexander. Patients typically experience tightness in the forehead area, but this side effect should subside within a couple of weeks.
Ideal candidates for forehead lift surgery are middle-aged individuals who are unhappy with their exhausted or upset facial appearance. Patients should also be in good health and have realistic expectations of the procedure.
This procedure normally lasts between one and three hours
In our practice, it is uncommon for patients to experience significant complications following their forehead lift procedure. However, potential risks may include:
- Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
- Excessive bleeding
- Prolonged numbness along the incision area
The result of forehead lift surgery is often described as a refreshed, rested, and more youthful appearance. Most patients experience a boost in their self-confidence after their procedure, improving their quality of life. To maintain the effects, patients should adopt a healthy lifestyle and follow proper skin protection.