Drooping or lined foreheads can cause an angry, sad or tired expression to be permanently visible on the face. A forehead lift is designed to minimize these lines and creases that develop across the forehead and also occur high on the bridge of the nose. Dr. Swail’s forehead lift procedure helps improve what are commonly known as frown lines, and re-positions a low or sagging brow.
Depending on the amount of correction needed and location of the unwanted lines, a forehead lift has two procedure options. The procedure can be done using either traditional or minimally invasive (endoscopic) methods. Regardless of the procedure chosen, Dr. Swail uses inconspicuous incisions along the natural folds and seams of the face or along the hairline, to minimize visible scarring.
Brow Lift Procedure
Once an incision technique is chosen, Dr. Swail begins by repositioning the tissue and muscle beneath the skin. In some cases, excess tissue and muscle may be altered or removed to correct the source of the visible lines and creases. The eyebrows are often lifted to a more youthful position, and held in place by sutures. Once the brow lift is complete, the incision is closed with stitches or clips, and the area is washed.
Brow Lift Results
Recovery time will vary depending on which technique was used to perform the brow lift: a traditional or endoscopic brow lift. Regardless of the procedure chosen, most patients are able to resume light daily activity after 7-10 days depending on the type of procedure as well as personal rate of recovery. Vigorous physical activity should be limited for 2-3 weeks following the procedure. These activities include any activity that increases blood pressure, including jogging, heavy housework or sex. Prolonged direct exposure to sunlight should also be avoided for 2-3 months to optimize the results of a brow lift.
Dr. Swail meets with each patient personally to discuss their desired outcomes and expectations prior to each procedure. This allows Dr. Swail to design a customized procedure to achieve great long-lasting results, following a brow lift procedure.