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Forehead lift surgery

(also known as eyebrow lift or brow lift surgery) is a procedure designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper portion of the face. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 46,931 forehead lift procedures performed in the United States in 2011.

Cost of Forehead Lift Surgery

"The Average

U.S. cost of forehead lift surgery
is $3,173."

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the average U.S. cost of forehead lift surgery is $3,173. The national average fee refers to the surgeon's fee only and does not include charges for the surgical facility, anesthesia, and anesthesiologist – nor does it include any medical tests, prescriptions, or other miscellaneous costs related to forehead lift surgery. Most surgeons offer multiple financing options for forehead lift surgery.


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"When considering an eyebrow lift,

please consult a qualified provider"

While the information contained in this website will provide you with a good introduction to forehead lift surgery, it cannot replace medical advice. When considering an eyebrow lift, please consult a qualified provider.

(To assist your search, use the CosmeticSurgery.com
physician locator.)


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Benefits of Brow Lift Surgery

Fliftface

Forehead lift surgery can bring about a number of welcome changes, including a rejuvenated, more youthful facial appearance; elimination of an “angry” or furrowed brow; and smoother, less wrinkled skin on the forehead and around the eyes.

"Brow Lift

can be a excellent compromise
for patients who wish to obtain a more youthful appearance."

The appearance of deep horizontal creases across the forehead can be significantly reduced, if not eliminated, by the procedure. For patients who wish to obtain a more youthful appearance, but prefer to avoid the dramatic changes of facelift surgery, a brow lift can be an excellent compromise.


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How is forehead lift surgery performed?

Forehead lift surgery has evolved slightly over the course of time; the open techniques of decades past has given way to more complex, short incision and endoscopic techniques. With both techniques, incisions are normally made in the hair-bearing scalp (and therefore are not easily visible). Occasionally, incisions may be performed in the forehead, and/or the upper eyelids; these incisions may be slightly more visible (scarring is addressed in the Recovery section of this page).

"Forehead lift surgery

has evolved slightly over the course of time;
the open techniques of decades past
has given way to more complex,
short incision and endoscopic techniques."

After the incision placement, various degrees of undermining of the skin are performed, in order that the deeper layers of the forehead can be “lifted.” If a furrowed eyebrow appearance is present, muscles that depress the eyebrows may be adjusted to create a “lifting” effect as well. The skin and deeper layers can then be attached to the bone to reverse the effects of gravity; and finally, the tightening of soft tissues of the forehead will restore a more youthful contour to the upper face. How much pain is associated with forehead lift surgery? Following brow lift surgery, some swelling is usually noted in the first several days; rather than pain, many patients experience slight forehead numbness for a period of up to several weeks. Depending on your body’s healing capacity, it may take several months for the swelling to fully resolve;however, this varies from patient to patient.


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Forehead Lift Surgery Recovery

Recovery from an eyebrow lift begins once the dressings and drains are removed, with pronounced puffiness and discoloration in some portions of the area. Any unevenness or temporary asymmetry is normal and should be expected; normally, it will resolve during the recovery process.

"Smoking

should be avoid to decrease
the risk of visible scars."

Swelling and bruising typically dissipate within two weeks, and makeup can be used to conceal the area after the first week. Any numbness will gradually decline over the following months. To reduce the risk of bleeding, do not strain, bend, or lift during the early post-operative period. Your surgeon will instruct you regarding these activities. He will also give you specific instructions regarding the care of your dressings and incisions, medications, sun exposure, and follow-up appointments to monitor your healing process. Often, patients note faded or invisible incision scars after approximately six months. Smoking should be avoided to decrease the risk of visible scars.


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Risks of Forehead Lift Surgery

The majority of brow lift surgeries do not result in complications. However, some potential risks with any cosmetic surgery are hematoma (an accumulation of blood under the skin), infection, and reactions to anesthesia.

"Brow Lift incisions

are typically quite inconspicuous;
however, this is not entirely predictable due
to individual variations in healing."

Additionally, brow lift incisions are typically quite inconspicuous; however, this is not entirely predictable due to individual variations in healing. You can help minimize most surgical risks by following the advice and instructions of your surgeon.


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Who is the ideal candidate for brow lift surgery?

Fliftface
Good candidates for a brow lift are healthy men and women between the ages of 35 and 60. These patients should anticipate realistic, natural-looking results from the procedure. In the case of forehead lift surgery, realistic results are defined as a more youthful appearance on the forehead/brow portion of the face only. For patients who wish to reverse the visible signs of aging on the entire face, facelift surgery may be more appropriate.


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