One of the first things that people notice about others is their eyes. Eyes can convey so many messages without anything actually being said. Unfortunately for some of us, as we age, the forehead and brow relax downward, making us look unhappy or less approachable when we actually do not feel that way. Fortunately this problem is easily solvable with a Forehead Lift by Dr. Perkins.
What happens during a forehead lift?
Forehead lift surgery is usually done through three incisions hidden in the hair (the hair does not have to be shaved) that are undetectable. These incisions allow access to the muscles in the forehead that cause frowning. Partial removal of the muscle causes permanent weakening of the muscle while retaining some function for normal expressions. The forehead tissue is shifted upward to the desired position. If there is “hooding” or crowding of the upper eyelids and crow’s feet, then the outer (temporal) forehead areas can be treated as an independent procedure.
General anesthesia is not needed. Local sedation and oral sedation alone, or in combination with intravenous sedation, will provide relaxation and amnesia. Pain after the surgery is usually minimal and controlled with Ibuprofen or Tylenol.
What are the benefits of a forehead lift?
Benefits of a forehead lift surgery include raising the eyebrows to their normal position (which often removes some excess upper eyelid skin), tightening of the temporal area to improve crow’s feet, softening of the frown lines between the eyebrows, and smoothing of the horizontal forehead lines.
Dr. Perkins always takes a conservative approach when performing facial cosmetic surgeries to avoid giving a patient a “surprised” look. Instead, patients of Dr. Perkins are happy with their results because they look natural and well-rested. View more before-and-after forehead lift surgery pictures, performed by Dr. Perkins, here.