The forehead lift is also known as an endobrow lift, an open brow lift, or a temporal lift. The procedure cosmetically corrects sagging in the forehead skin, upper eyelids and eyebrows and restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes.
Dr. Pound will maneuver tissues and remove segments of muscles and skin that are responsible for wrinkles or deep frown. Sometimes, this procedure is performed in conjunction with a facelift or reshaping of the nose.
Think about it. You want your facial features to have the same contoured appearance. If you only have the work done on your forehead, other areas will appear more aged. If you are interested in learning about other procedures, you can discuss the options with Dr. Pound.
There are two methods to lift your forehead and eyebrow areas:
- the classic lift
- endoscopic lift
The classic lift involves one continuous incision, beginning at the level of your ears and going up around your hair line. Depending on where your hair line is, Dr. Pound will move the incision line to avoid a visible scar. For instance, if you are a man who is balding,he can make the incision mid-scalp, so the scar can be hidden in the remaining hair.
Here’s how the endoscopic lift differs: Instead of making one continuous incision, Dr. Pound will make a few shorter incisions in the scalp. He will insert a scope (small camera on the end of a thin tube) into one of the incisions in order to view the tissues and muscles from a screen. At the same time, he will use another device inserted in another incision to make the necessary alterations.
In this procedure, small titanium anchors are used to secure the offending tissue once it’s altered appropriately. Those anchors are tiny, but mighty. They’ll keep your tissue under control for years. Because the incisions are smaller, this procedure is less invasive. You will experience minimal scarring and shortened recovery time.
All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk
Complications are rare and usually minor when a forehead lift is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. Yet, the possibility of complications must be considered. In rare cases, the nerves that control eyebrow movement may be injured on one or both sides, resulting in a loss of ability to raise the eyebrows or wrinkle the forehead. Additional surgery may be required to correct the problem.