Why is a forehead lift done?
A forehead lift is a cosmetic procedure done to
- correct sagging of the forehead skin, eyebrows, and upper eyelids and
- improve the horizontal lines and furrows,
in order to restore a more youthful and harmonious appearance.
How is a forehead lift surgery done?
The procedure is done either by
- The classic forehead lift
- A coronal incision starting at about ear level and running across the top of the forehead and down the other side of the head is made and the skin of the forehead is lifted.
- The underlying tissue is removed and the muscles of the forehead are altered.
- The endoscopic forehead lift
- Three to five short scalp incisions are made to insert an endoscope and the instrument, using which the forehead skin is lifted and the muscles and underlying tissues are removed or altered to produce a smoother appearance.
- In both methods, the eyebrows may also be lifted and secured into their higher position by sutures.
- The incision or incisions are then closed with stitches or clips.