A forehead lift is a surgical procedure to correct sagging of the forehead skin, eyebrows, and upper eyelids. It may also improve the look of wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyes. The procedure is most often accomplished through incisions that are made at the hairline or behind it in the scalp, so that scarring can be both minimized and hidden.
Is a Forehead Lift right for you?
The main cosmetic goals that patients have when they come into the Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery to receive a forehead lift are as follows:
- To shorten the forehead by moving the hairline forward
- To lift the eyebrows to a higher resting spot
If either of these is your goal, then one of our surgeons at the Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery will be more than glad to meet with you and develop a plan of action.
We also offer brow lift surgery. Many people get quite naturally confused as to how the forehead lift differs from the brow lift. The brow lift is used primarily to lift the brow from over the eyes and to tighten up loose skin in the area.
There is no shortage of other cosmetic concerns that prospective patients bring to us that relate to the forehead. However, as our facial plastic surgeon specialists will tell you, the best solution to those problems is generally not the forehead lift. Let’s take a look at some of these, so that we can help differentiate the problems and solutions.
Problem: The brow hangs too low and too close to the eyes.
Solution: Brow lift
Problem: Deep vertical furrows between the eyebrows (these are called frown lines).
Solution: Botox or Dysport
Problem: The corners of your eyes are covered by a hood of brow skin.
Solution: Brow lift
The list of cosmetic concerns related to this area of the face goes on, but those concerns are almost exclusively related to minimizing wrinkles, tightening up loose skin, and positioning the eyebrows—not to altering the overall size of the forehead, which is the domain of the forehead lift.