A forehead and brow lift restores a youthful appearance to the eyes and forehead area. The brow is often one of the first places to show the signs of aging, with sagging skin that makes a person look tired or angry all of the time. As the name suggests, this procedure lifts the skin around the brow area, smoothing out facial creases and raising eyebrows back to their original position.

Who is it For?

A forehead and brow lift is an option for men and women in reasonably good health that want to restore a youthful look to their eyes and brow area. This procedure effectively addresses the following:

  • Horizontal creases that develop across the forehead
  • Vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows (frown lines)
  • Sagging eyebrows that may begin to hood the eye area

A forehead and brown lift may be performed alone, but it is frequently performed in combination with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), a facelift or skin resurfacing.

About the Procedure

Dr. Kaweski performs endoscopic forehead and brow lifts at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in the San Diego area. This technique uses a small tool called an endoscope, which is equipped with a special light and camera at the end. The endoscope allows Dr. Kaweski to perform the procedure using smaller incisions, which means less discomfort and a shorter recovery time afterward. Because the incisions are strategically placed in the hairline, scarring is nearly invisible.

A forehead and brow lift is done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The entire procedure may take 1-2 hours to perform, depending on the number of areas to be addressed during surgery. The procedure lifts the skin and underlying structure from the eyebrows to the hairline, opening up the eyes for a refreshed, youthful look.

After the Procedure

Because the incisions are smaller than with traditional surgical procedures, bruising and swelling is also minimal after surgery and tends to subside within 1-2 weeks. Initial discomfort may be managed with oral pain medication. San Diego patients typically return to work and regular activities within two weeks.

What about Results?

The results of a forehead lift are seen right after surgery, with full effects becoming evident in 1-2 weeks after swelling goes down. Results will continue to improve over the next six months. The procedure is considered a long-lasting solution to wrinkles and other aging symptoms. Touch-up procedures and consistent sun protection over the years may help to prolong positive results.

A forehead and brow lift is an effective way to restore a youthful appearance to the face without large incisions or a long recovery process. Contact our staff at Aesthetics Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in the San Diego area by calling (619) 464-9876 to find out if this procedure is the right cosmetic option for you.