A forehead lift cosmetic surgery corrects sagging in the skin of the forehead, upper eyelids, and eyebrows. Some people get one at the same time they get a face lift or cosmetic surgery on their nose (Rhinoplasty surgery). A brow lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure this is designed to refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of the face above the eyes and below the hairline. By removing excess fat and skin, as well as tightening the muscles of your face, cosmetic and plastic surgeons are able to smooth wrinkles, eliminate deep furrows, and restore a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance to the upper third of your face.
Two Types of Brow Lifts
There are three methods to lift your forehead and eyebrow areas:
- Classic lift
- Endoscopic lift
- Limited Incision Brow Lift
The classic lift involves one continuous cut beginning at the level of your ears and going up around your hair line. Depending on where your hair line is, the surgeon will work to avoid a visible scar. More invasive than either the endoscopic method or the limited incision method, the classic brow lift uses a “coronal incision” which extends from ear to ear across the top of the head behind the hairline.
For the endoscopic lift, the surgeon makes a few shorter cuts in your scalp. He or she will insert a scope — a small camera on the end of a thin tube — into one of the cuts and use another device inserted in another cut to make the necessary changes. A less invasive method than more traditional techniques such as the classic brow lift and limited brow lift, the endoscopic brow lift uses a special tool with a small camera on the end (endoscope) and other specialized instruments placed through small incisions made just behind the hairline.
For the Limited Incision Brow Lift, typically performed together with eyelid lift surgery, a limited incision brow lift uses slightly longer incisions than an endoscopic brow lift which are made just above each temple within the hairline.