Maybe you’ve noticed changes in the appearance of your facial skin. Or perhaps you find that you have more wrinkles on your forehead than you remember. If you are spotting the gradual signs of aging on your face, you are not alone! After the age of 30, both men and women begin to naturally start losing collagen and elastin in their skin which causes skin laxity and the development of wrinkles and folds. There are many ways to address these issues with surgical and nonsurgical solutions. Today, Dr. Wayne Larrabee of The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery in Seattle, WA, talks about the advantages of the forehead lift procedure.
What is a forehead lift procedure?
A forehead lift, also referred to by patients or doctors as a brow lift, is a cosmetic procedure that helps to create a more youthful appearance by lifting the eyebrows and reducing the depth and appearance of wrinkles on the forehead. This type of procedure can be performed using either an endoscope or an open approach, depending on the individual’s needs and preferences.
What happens during the forehead lift procedure?
During this surgery, the skin on the forehead is lifted, and any excess skin is removed. The muscles underneath may also be trimmed or adjusted in order to create a smoother appearance. In some cases, fat may also be removed from the area to further improve results.
What is the expected recovery time?
After the surgery, the incisions are closed with stitches, and dressing will be applied to protect the area. Recovery from a forehead lift typically takes around two weeks, and many patients take some time off of work and social activities for a week or two to rest and heal. During this time, it is important to sleep with your head elevated and avoid strenuous activity or anything that could put undue pressure on the incisions.
Are there any risks associated with a forehead lift?
As with any surgery, there are a few potential risks associated with a forehead lift. These include infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. However, these complications are rare and are usually effectively treated if they do occur.
How do I learn more?
Call The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery in Seattle, WA, to schedule your consultation appointment today at 206-386-3550.