The terms browlift and forehead lift are often used interchangeably, and this procedure is designed to counteract the effect of gravity and tighten skin in the upper third of the face. A browlift or forehead lift helps improve horizontal wrinkles and creases across the forehead by tightening muscles and removing excess skin, and helps elevate sagging upper eyelids and eyebrows.
Depending on a patient’s unique case, Mainline Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom employs a variety of approaches to this facial plastic surgery procedure. Incisions are usually placed on the scalp within the hairline above the forehead or at the temples, but the size, number and placement of the incisions depends on the approach used. The use of an endoscope allows for smaller incisions, but this option may not be appropriate for all patients.
Browlift and forehead lift recovery requires icing for the first 48 hours, sleeping on your back with your head elevated for five to seven days and only light activity for the first week. Swelling will begin to subside after the fourth or fifth post-operative day, and bruising and numbness are common during this time. Any stitches will be removed approximately one week after surgery, and you can expect to be back to normal activities within two weeks. It can take up to six months to see final browlift and forehead lift results, as it takes this long for all swelling to subside. Although surgery results are long-lasting, gravity and the aging process will continue to take their toll, but changes to the forehead should be minimal. Depending on your goals, Mainline Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom may recommend additional procedures to complement browlift results.