A forehead lift, or brow lift, can relieve that same "tired" look that is treated by a facelift, except it targets a different area of the face. It alleviates those drooping eyebrows, the "hood" over your eyes, forehead furrows, and frown lines, giving the forehead and unblemished appearance. People will often underestimate the effect that a sagging forehead has on aging: patients who undergo this surgery often appear to lose years of age after this procedure.
Dr. Byun repairs the damage of aging on the muscles and skin in the forehead, which smooths the forehead, elevates the upper eyelids, and eliminates frown lines. This procedure can be done alone or in tandem with other procedures like a facelift or nose reshaping. Both men and women frequently receive this procedure.
Dr. Byun will utilize three to five small incisions, each less than an inch, in the scalp to insert an endoscope, a thin, flexible optical imager, in order to examine the skin and muscles of the forehead. Once the targeted area is identified, an instrument is inserted into another incision to lift the skin while the muscles and tissue underneath are manipulated. At this point, the eyebrows can also be repositioned as desired to assist in the smoothing of the forehead by using sutures under the skin or screws behind the hairline. The incisions are then closed with stitches or clips and the area is washed to conclude the surgery. Gauze or an elastic bandage will be used to cover the forehead incisions.
Within one or two days following surgery or whenever the bandages are removed, you can resume showering. There may be minor swelling and bruising, but these can be concealed with makeup almost immediately after the conclusion of surgery. Most of the visible signs of surgery should vanish within two to three weeks.