forehead creases, drooping eyebrows, hooding
over eyes, furrowed forehead and frown
lines by removing excess tissue, altering
muscles and tightening the forehead skin.
May be done using the traditional technique,
with an incision across the top of the
head just behind the hairline; or with
the use of an endoscope, which requires
3 to 5 short incisions. Most often done
on people over 40.
to 2 hours.
with sedation, or general.
swelling, numbness, headaches, bruising.
Traditional method: Possible itching and
to facial nerve, causing loss of motion,
muscle weakness, or asymmetrical look.
Infection. Broad or excessive scarring.
to work: 7 to 10 days, usually sooner
for endoscopic forehead lift. More strenuous
activity: several weeks. Full recovery
from bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Limit sun
exposure for several months.