While age lines are inevitable due to overworked facial muscles, there are certain remedies available to reverse them. One popular solution used to reverse wrinkles on the forehead is a forehead lift.

Also known as a brow lift, a forehead lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to address drooping eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, deep furrows in between the eyebrows, and a tired or angry appearance. It also corrects visible hooding of the upper eyelids.

Commonly, a forehead lift is performed in combination with other facial-rejuvenation procedures like a facelift to enhance the overall appearance of the face.

Ideal Candidates for a Brow Lift

As with any cosmetic procedure, the primary consideration for a brow lift is whether the candidate is suitable or not. An ideal candidate for a brow lift is one who wants to minimize or remove visible signs of aging on the forehead. A brow lift, in many cases, can effectively correct drooping skin over the eyes.

A suitable brow-lift candidate is one who is between 40 and 50 years old with prominent forehead lines. It is generally not recommended for candidates under the age of 40. However, in some cases, furrow lines may appear in one’s 20s or 30s. A brow lift is the solution under such circumstances.

Ultimately, an ideal candidate for a brow lift is someone who has realistic expectations from the procedure.

Preparing For a Brow-Lift Surgery

Any form of invasive surgery requires preparation. Specific instructions will be provided by Dr. Hardy. A few of these instructions may include:

• Discontinuing medications such as blood thinners, vitamins, and herbal supplements for two weeks leading up to the procedure
• Avoiding smoking for a month before the surgery
• Preparing for the aftercare by stocking up on groceries, medications, and bandages to make the recovery process stress-free

A family member or friend must drive the patient home from the clinic after the procedure is complete.

Recovering From a Brow Lift

The expected results of a brow lift are elevated eyelids, either complete disappearance or a minimized appearance of frown lines, and an overall younger facial appearance. Specific aftercare instructions are provided by Dr. Hardy.

The time taken to recover varies from patient to patient. In general, a safe and speedy recovery can be helped by following these simple instructions:

• Sleeping with an extra pillow to ensure that the head is elevated
• Keeping the bandage on until the time the surgeon removes it
• Waiting for the bandage to be removed before washing your hair
• Applying ice packs

Swelling, discomfort, and numbness are expected after surgery. There may be slight bruising as well. With time, the swelling and bruising subside and the results start to show.

Contact Us Today

A brow lift is a great solution for anyone who wants to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Hardy. Dr. Hardy will be happy to answer your questions.