Forehead Lift Plastic Surgery Renews Your Look

At the Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara many of our patients come to see us because they feel their appearance has changed. The patients describe their look as “tired”, “sad” or “angry” when that is not how they feel. In many of these cases, relaxation of the forehead is the culprit. The heaviness in the forehead causes the eyebrows to lower and the eyes become crowded. When this happens, a person can appear tired, sad, or angry. If this is the case, a Forehead Lift – also known as a “Brow Lift” – can be done to renew their look.

The benefits of a forehead lift are multiple:

  1. The eyebrows are raised to their normal position which opens the eyes and “removes” excess upper lid skin. (Try this in the mirror and see the difference!)
  2. The horizontal forehead lines are smoothed.
  3. The frown lines between your eyebrows are removed / softened.
  4. Crow’s feet are improved by tightening the temporal area.
A forehead lift surgery is done through three small incisions in the hair (the hair does not need to be shaved). The muscles that cause frowning are partially removed which causes permanent weakening of the muscle while retaining some normal function for expression. The forehead tissues are shifted upward and held in place with dissolvable sutures for the healing process.
Patients are surprised that general anesthesia is not needed. A combination of local anesthesia and oral sedation alone, or in combination with intravenous solution, provides relaxation and amnesia. Pain is controlled with Tylenol or Ibuprofen and is usually minimal. Most people take 5 to 7 days off work after the surgery.

The forehead lift plastic surgery will leave you looking natural, rested, and “non-operated”. Pictured below are before and after pictures of a forehead lift patient of Dr. Perkins.

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View more before and after forehead lift pictures here.

If you are tired of looking tired, call our Santa Barbara cosmetic surgery office at (805) 563-0000 to schedule a consultation appointment to renew your appearance. 

Forehead Lift in Santa Barbara

Do your eyebrows look like they have permanently moved downward? You are probably not imagining it! As we age, the forehead area naturally relaxes. This relaxation can lead to flattening of the eyebrows and crowding of the upper eyelids.

What can we do about a droopy brow?
One of our most popular cosmetic surgery procedures is the Forehead Lift (also referred to as a Brow Lift). The Forehead Lift elevates the eyebrows to where they once were and subsequently it opens up the eyes as well.

forehead-lift-surgery-santa-barbaraWhat are the benefits of Forehead Lift surgery?
There are several positive benefits to Forehead Lift surgery, including:

  • Raising the eyebrows to their normal position
  • Improvement of crow’s feet by tightening the temporal area
  • Smoothing of horizontal frown lines
  • Softening of the frown lines between the eyes
How does Forehead Lift surgery work?
Forehead Lift surgery involves partial removal of the muscles in the forehead that causes frowning. Some muscle is retained for normal expressions. The forehead tissues are then shifted upward and held in place with dissolvable sutures.
Are there any visible scars from the surgery?
The short answer is, no! Three small incisions are hidden in the hair (the hair does not need to be shaved) to allow access to the muscles that cause frowning.
What can I expect during the recovery?
The surgery is done with local anesthesia and oral sedation alone, or in combination with intravenous sedation. Since general anesthesia is not used, patients do not experience the “hangover” from general anesthesia. Walking may be started right away. Most people return to work in 5 to 7 days. Activities can be gradually increased over the next three weeks as tolerated.
View before and after photos of Forehead Lift surgery here.
For a Forehead Lift consultation, call my Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center office at (805) 563-0000. 

 

Forehead Lift in Santa Barbara by Dr. Perkins

When our patients get Botox in Santa Barbara by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins, they love the result of a smooth forehead because it can dramatically change their look from tired, angry or worried to stress-free and more youthful. The only drawback that most people express about Botox is that it doesn’t last forever! The majority of patients that we see at Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara require Botox about four times a year to maintain a line-less forehead.

If you are a Botox/Dysport devotee, you may want to consider Forehead Lift surgery (also known as a Brow Lift) sometime in the future. Forehead Lift surgery benefits include raising of the eyebrows back to their normal position, smoothing of horizontal frown lines and softening the frown lines between the brow area, and tightening the temporal area to improve crow’s feet. Dr. Perkins always takes a “conservative” approach in this surgery to avoid giving the patient a “surprised” look.

The surgery is done through three small incisions that are hidden in the hair area (the hair does not need to be shaved) to give Dr. Perkins access to the forehead muscles that cause frowning. Partial removal of the muscle causes permanent weakening of the muscle while retaining some function for normal expression. The forehead tissue is then shifted upward to the desired position and held in place with dissolvable stitches.

General anesthesia is not needed for this surgery. Oral sedation and local anesthesia alone, or in combination with intravenous sedation, will provide relaxation and amnesia. A light compression dressing is used during early healing to keep bruising and swelling to a minimum. Pain is usually minimal and easily controlled with Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Most people return to work in 5 to 7 days.

If you are looking for long-lasting wrinkle improvement for your forehead lines, a Forehead Lift by Dr. Perkins may be a good choice for you.

For more information on Forehead Lift surgery by Dr. Perkins, contact his Cosmetic Surgery Center Santa Barbara office at 805-563-0000.