Deep furrows on the forehead, frown lines over the eyes, drooping eyebrows and hood-like skin over the eyes are all conditions that cause patients to look more tired or older than they actually are. Time, gravity, and heredity all may play a role, but regardless of the cause, a forehead lift (or brow lift) can give you a more youthful, rested and alert appearance.
Forehead lifts are usually performed under local anesthesia that is supplemented by sedation medication. Dr. Clymer uses the latest in endoscopic technology to perform forehead lifts. The endoscopic forehead/brow lift is performed through two small incisions, each about a half an inch long, behind the hairline and two incisions above the ear in the hair-bearing portion of the temple, each about two inches long.
The brow is repositioned, the muscles that cause the frown lines between the eyes are weakened, and the incisions are closed with surgical clips and sutures. Endoscopic forehead lifts can be performed alone, with a mid-facial lift to improve the tired look around the eyes, or at the same time as a facelift.
Most patients are back to work within two weeks. Strenuous exertion should be avoided for about a month, along with prolonged exposure to the sun.