Elevate brows, smooth wrinkles, and refresh tired eyes.
The endoscopic approach utilizes several small incisions, telescopes, cameras and fine instruments to perform work on the forehead muscles to decrease wrinkles. The eyebrows are lifted and the scalp is secured into its new position with tiny screws or dissolvable retention clips.
The open approaches are just at, or within, the hairline for better camouflage. Forehead tissues are lifted to perform muscle work to decrease wrinkles. The forehead skin is advanced the desired amount and the redundant skin removed. Incisions are closed with fine sutures and staples and a small rubber drain is placed under the skin to drain excess fluid. As several procedures are available, depending upon the patient’s goals, hairline, age, sex, skin quality and preference for incision placement, Dr. Adamson and the patient will mutually determine which option is best.
The Forehead Lift elevates and stabilizes the eyebrows to re-define the eyes and improve hooding of the upper eyelids. It smoothens deep furrows between the eyes, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. This restores a more youthful, open-eyed look to older patients and a more dramatic appearance to younger patients with naturally low eyebrows. It also complements a blepharoplasty (eyelift) or facelift for more overall improvement.
The Forehead Lift can diminish a tired, worried or angry look.
The Forehead Lift will not remove hooding of the eyelids due to excess of crepy eyelid skin, reduce the signs of aging in the lower face or change skin texture or quality.
The patient’s desire for a more subtle or dramatic look, as well as the use of adjunctive procedures such as neuromodulator injections, temporary fillers such as Hyaluronic Acid or laser resurfacing.
Hair density, pattern, and forehead height.
Skin elasticity and thickness.
The patient’s preference for endoscopic vs. open approach surgery.
Performed under twilight or general anaesthesia at The Cumberland Clinic™, Forehead Lift surgery takes between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. It can easily be combined with other facial procedures and allows for patients to be discharged the same day.
Recovery time is 10 to 14 days, at which point normal activities can be resumed.
Travel plans can be resumed by day 9 of post-operative recovery.
If you’d like to learn more about forehead lift, please watch our educational video in the tab below. You can also learn more about forehead lift from the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Adamson is a member and has been president of the medical society.
Dr. Adamson answers your questions…
How is a forehead lift different from a facelift?
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Before and After Photo Policy
We do not post an online gallery to ensure patient confidentiality. We are more than pleased to share pre- and post-operative photos in the office during your consultation so we can specifically relate these to your expected results.