Horizontal lines on the forehead and creases above the nose can make one look more tired, sad, angry or older than they truly are. These wrinkles are intensified by sun exposure, heredity, weight gain or loss. Forehead lift can make the face look years—even a decade—younger by tightening and lifting forehead skin, thereby eliminating wrinkles and expression lines. The result is a more refreshed, youthful appearance.
During an endoscopic forehead lift an endoscope is inserted below the skin, and the skin and underlying muscles are lifted and tightened. The brow will heal in the new position. Both the standard and endoscopic forehead lift methods are often combined with other facial cosmetic procedures, including facelift, collagen and Botox cosmetic injections or blepharoplasty.
After classic brow lift surgery, it is important to keep the head elevated for several days in order to minimize postoperative swelling. Some numbness and temporary discomfort may persist around the incision for several days, which can be controlled with pain medication. The bruising and swelling that does occur will usually subside considerably in the first week. Bandages will come off a day or two after browlift surgery. Stitches from the surgery are generally removed two weeks after surgery.