A forehead lift or “browlift” is a surgical procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired. It improves lateral hoods, which are the droopy flaps of skin that hang over the outside corner of the eyes.
The forehead lift procedure is often performed in conjunction with a facelift to provide a smoother overall look to the face. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may also be performed at the same time as a forehead lift, especially if a patient has significant skin overhang in the upper eyelids. Sometimes, patients who believe they need upper-eyelid surgery find that a forehead lift better meets their surgical goals.
During your consultation, Dr. Kalsow will examine your facial structure, the condition of your skin, your hairline, and the muscle activity when you assume various facial expressions in order to decide which surgical approach will best achieve your cosmetic goals. Sometimes you need an open method with the whole forehead lift. Other times, it is preferred to lift the brows by small incisions in your hairline area. Your options will be discussed with you at your appointment.
Benefits of a Browlift
- Smooth forehead
- Brows are returned to normal position, which no other procedure can really do
- More youthful and rested appearance of the eyes
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have a surprised look after my browlift?
If done properly, a browlift gives very natural results. It returns the brows to their normal youthful position and not higher then that.
Will I require general anesthesia?
Most people undergo browlift in combination with other facial procedures. Due to length of case and amount of procedures, I recommend general anesthesia for comfort.