Brow / Forehead Lift
A brow, or forehead lift, raises and smooths a sagging, drooping brow that is hooding the upper eyelids and corrects deep creases, wrinkles, and frown lines in the brow.
With age, the brow descends from its original youthful position onto the lids. As the forehead skin becomes lax, wrinkles and creases develop. Horizontal lines on the forehead become deeper and more noticeable over time, causing an aged and tired appearance. Vertical creases can develop between the eyebrows, or frown lines, and cause the face to appear older, stressed and weary.
Several procedures exist to address sagging brows. These involve loosening the skin from the skull, removing or weakening the frown muscles, and pulling the forehead skin for a tighter result. Sometimes this is done with an endoscopic approach, and other patients require an incision across the top of the scalp. Dr. Kerner will discuss the best approach for you during your consultations. Most patients will also have their redundant, excess eyelid skin removed at the same time. A forehead lift is an outpatient procedure, usually lasting one to two hours.
The recovery period following the forehead lift procedure usually lasts a little over ten days. Pain is typically well-managed and controlled using appropriate prescription medications. Most forehead lifts do cause swelling and bruising around the eyes, so it may be a week or so before you may feel comfortable in public. Scars are generally inconspicuous. As with other cosmetic surgeries involving the face, is it important to plan for a light week immediately following surgery.
Call 972-981-7144 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kerner, or email us.