Is a Forehead Lift Right for You?
Here’s what you should know about getting board-certified Colorado Springs forehead lift surgery:
A brow lift or forehead lift is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat, while tightening the muscles of the forehead. This procedure is successful at correcting any sagginess between the eyebrows. Though it’s not necessary, a facelift is usually performed with a brow and forehead lift in order to deliver better results, and to improve the entire face’s appearance.
Board-certified cosmetic surgeon, as well as Mayo clinic specialist, Gregory J. Liebscher, MD, FACS, works towards improving the appearance of his patients. By offering different procedures and reconstructing all the areas of the body, Dr. Liebscher delivers natural and age reducing results in a safe manner.
Different types of forehead lift procedures:
Currently, there are two different types of forehead lift procedures. The first procedure is the classic forehead lift, while the second one is an endoscopic forehead lift.
Classic forehead lift: the begins by one ear and continues across the patient’s forehead towards the other ear; this type of incision is also known as a coronal incision. For this procedure, the surgeon will remove any excess skin or tissue and resurface the forehead and eyebrows so that they look tighter and more youthful.
Endoscopic forehead lift: 3-5 incisions are made in the scalp. These incisions are small incisions that are less than an inch in length. The main difference between the classic and endoscopic lift is the size of the incisions. Once the incisions are made, the surgeon takes the endoscope and inserts it into the incisions so he or she can see the tissues and muscles underneath the skin’s surface. This procedure allows the surgeon to remove any unnecessary fat or skin so that the eyebrows and the forehead are realigned at a higher level.
Who makes a good candidate for a forehead/eyebrow lift?
Anyone that is unhappy with furrows or frown lines in their forehead may want to consider a lift. These flaws can be inherited or a side effect of stress. The largest demographic of people getting an eyebrow/face lift are those 40-60 years of age. This procedure is great, as it can erase the signs of aging.
This procedure helps reduce furrowed and frown lines, forehead creases, droopy eyebrows and saggy eyelids. In order to achieve those results, a surgeon will remove any excess tissue so that the forehead skin is tightened and the muscles are altered. This procedure can be done as a classic forehead lift procedure, as well as a endoscopic procedure. For this procedure, it is common for people to get an eyelid lift surgery or facelift done as well.
A brow lift or forehead lift is usually done in about 1-2 hours, and is done under general anesthesia.
These types of procedures are usually done as an outpatient procedure, but sometimes it may call for an inpatient procedure.
Side effects included:
- Sometimes itching and hair loss
- Muscle weakness
- Facial nerve damage
- Loss of motion
Most patients tend to go back to work in about 7-10 days. Those that undergo an endoscopic forehead lift tend to go back even sooner. Engaging in strenuous activity isn’t not recommended for several weeks; however, full recovery is usually 2-3 weeks later. Patients are recommended to stay away from strong rays of sun for several months.
How long do results typically last?
Results typically last 5-10 years on average.
Learning more about risk factors:
It’s important for every patient to realize that each procedure is different and that no two procedures are the same. Each patient may have different reactions, side effects and even results. Undergoing any surgery increases the risks for blood clotting, infections and reactions to medication.
By seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon, one can reduce their risks tremendously and achieve better results. Setting up a consultation with Dr. Liebscher can clear up any questions or concerns a patient may have. He can also give a patient advice prior to and post the procedure.
Get informed about your forehead lift procedure
Call 719-634-2503 to schedule a free and private in-person consultation with Colorado Springs facelift surgery specialist, Dr. Greg Liebscher.