Drooping or lined foreheads can cause an angry, sad, or tired expression to be permanently visible on a person’s face. A forehead lift is designed to minimize 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 can effectively re-position a low or sagging brow.
Depending on the amount of correction needed and the 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 creases of the face or along the hairline in order 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 whether a traditional incision technique was used to perform the brow lift or an endoscopic technique was used. Regardless of the procedure chosen, most patients are able to resume light daily activity after seven to 10 days depending on the type of procedure as well as personal rate of recovery. Vigorous physical activity should be limited for two to three weeks following the procedure. These activities include any type of physical activity that increases blood pressure, including jogging, heavy housework, or sex. Prolonged direct exposure to sunlight should also be avoided for two to three months to optimize the results of a brow lift.
Dr. Swail meets with each patient personally to discuss his or her desired outcome and expectations prior to each procedure. This allows him to design a customized brow lift procedure to achieve great long-lasting results.