Forehead Lift - Edmonton Cosmetic Procedure
As we age the brow and forehead area typically show the first signs. As skin begins to lose its elasticity, the forehead and brow tend to droop. This often result in deep frown lines, with wrinkling across the forehead and increased heaviness of the upper eyebrow and lids. In some patients this gives them a tired, angry or sad expression that may not accurately reflect how they feel.
What Can This Surgery Change?
A forehead lift is usually quite successful at restoring a more youthful, refreshed look in the area above the eyes. While this procedure cannot stop the aging process, it can often make a person appear to be a younger than their actual age.
About The Surgical Procedure
An endoscope is a optical viewing tube which when attached to a video monitor allows a surgeon to do precise surgery through small essentially bloodless incisions. During the surgery the muscles of the forehead and eyebrows are lifted into the appropriate position. Excess skin and muscle is carefully trimmed away and the muscles and skin of the brow are then suspended to provide a esthetically pleasing appearance while maintaining normal physiologic function.
Typically during the procedure the procerus and corrugator muscles are divided preventing further depression of the brow and getting rid of the frown lines between the eyes that most patients find unappealing.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or deep intravenous sedation and can take between 1 ½ to 4 hours, depending on extent of surgery and if a brow lift is combined with other procedures such as a blepharoplasty.
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ARE YOU RIGHT FOR THIS SURGERY?
Healthy individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations are appropriate candidates for this cosmetic procedure. Patients who are not good candidates for endoscopic brow lift include males with significant male pattern balding or females with a high temporal hairline or significant thinning or alopecia of the temporal hairline. Forehead surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires, or to try to fit some sort of ideal image. For more information or to book an appointment, contact us.
What to expect after the surgery
- After this procedure, you may experience some numbness, incision discomfort, and mild swelling. Incision site pain is usually minimal, but can be controlled with medication, if necessary.
- Following surgery a pressure dressing is applied and it is important to wear the pressure dressing for the first several days following surgery in order to prevent excessive swelling or bruising.
- Stitches are usually removed approximately 5 to 7 days following surgery and most patients are able to resume normal activities within one to two weeks.
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