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Not much: There is some discomfort associated with any procedure, but forehead lifts (along with most facial plastic procedures) should not be associated with substantial pain. There are different approaches to a forehead lift. Seek a consolation with a qualified facial plastic surgeon to get answers specific to your individual needs/concerns. ...Read more
Depends: Coronal brow lifts where an incision is made at the top of the head can be associated with more scarring, numbness and possible loss of hair around the incision site. Endoscopic brow lifts are less invasive and involve smaller incisions that are associated with a lower likelihood of the above complications. ...Read more
One can still frown,: One can still frown after healing for several weeks and healing process proceeds. However there are two types of browlift., open and closed. The open technique uses an incision horizontally near the hairline and the forehead is actually "lifted up" and excess skin is remove. The closed lift is done via fiberoptic small scope, and through small incisions. The "lift" is internal with sutures. ...Read more
It is possible: Sense of touch ("sensation") is typically lessened early postop and mostly recovers completely in weeks or months. However, rarely there can be small areas of permanent numbness. Fortunately this should not cause any serious problem. ...Read more
Med tourism fails: I would suggest that you call around. To the best of my knowledge, no one specializes in this and due to difficulty with obtaining your medical records as well as the possible use of non-fda approved technologies, devices or medications, it may be difficult to achieve a correction of your problem. Surgeons may also be somewhat reluctant to take on a more risky case due to liability concerns. ...Read more
Is a brow lift the same thing as a forehead lift? I always thought they were the same, because the descriptions I've read have been similar for both. Recently I saw a description for a brow lift that seemed to be lifting only the brow area, not the whole
Depending: Depending on where the incisions are placed, scars may be more or less visible, and yield access and have effects upon different areas. For instance, a direct brow lift, either performed at the upper eyebrow hairline or within the supratarsal crease, essentially repositions just the brow to a higher level and takes up some of the excessive skin redundancy of the upper eyelid. This approach is often used in cases of facial paralysis as part of a treatment plan to restore facial symmetry. A mid-forehead lift has been used to raise both brows typically (can be done unilaterally), places the incision in an already existent crease for better camouflage, and exerts its effect on the brow and lower forehead. Endoscopic, pretrichial, and bicoronal approaches have their effects on the brow complex with increasing potential for scar visibility. Pretrichial and bicoronal approaches offer good control of brow position and can treat laxity/wrinkles of the forehead but typically require skin excision to get rid of redundant tissue. Endoscopic approaches are more minimally invasive with respect to scarring and typically are used for brow repositioning. ...Read more
Yes: Unlike an open brow lift, no tissue is removed with an endoscopic brow lift. The hairline should not be elevated to a significant degree. ...Read more
Tell me about the small incision NON- endoscopic forehead lift that can frequently be done with same incisions as with endoscope but at a reduced cost?
Brow lift options: The lift you mention is often referred to as limited-incision foreheadplasty. It is essentially the same as an endoscopic lift but visualization is not done with the small camera. In my practice there is no difference in price if the endoscope is used. You should seek a surgeon who is experienced and trained in brow lift surgery and who you feel comfortable with. ...Read more
Sometimes, in the early post-op period after a forehead lift, the muscles may not move like they usually did. This is typically due to a stretched or bruised nerve, which recovers in about 8 weeks or so, and the muscles start to move again.
If the muscles in the forehead were cut or partially resected as a part of your surgery, then there will be less motion than before - as desired. ...Read more
What is the cost of forehead lift with or without upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelids) surgery?
I am just over 3 weeks post op from a endoscoptic forehead lift brow lift. Should I still be numb?
Yes: The numbness is usually temporary but can last weeks to months. ...Read more
I had a forehead lift, upper and lower eyelids, but I still have so much swelling especially my eyes?
Plastic surgery #: what is the difference between a brow lift and a forehead lift? Seem to be used interchangably but are technically different?
Same: These two procedures are the same just vernacular. ...Read more
What else would you suggest for a bald man who does not want the scarring from a coronal forehead lift nor the illusion of an even higher forehead?
Low brow position: The most common scenario is that of a low brow position. Options include: a browpexy via an upper bleph incision, and brow lift via a direct incisional approach with a scar hidden in the eyebrow area, and an endoscopic brow lift, which has several small incisions in the scalp. Best to see a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the differences in detail. ...Read more
I believe the ptosis of the right eyelid I had a forehead lift to correct, was caused by botox. Is this likely?
Possible: If you received a Botox injection near or into your upper eyelid. However it should have resolved in 3-4 months. Did you have your ptosis evaluated by an ophthalmologist? ...Read more
Can a facial mini-flap lift also soften one "moderately" deep horizontal forehead line (when expressionless)?
Facelift: Regardless of the type of face lift you are contemplating, it's important to recognize that a facelift in general only tightens and addresses the lower third of the face and the upper neck. Forehead lines can be addressed with surgery, too, but that is called a forehead or brow lift. They can be done a number of ways, which should be explored/explained by your surgeon. ...Read more
Can a brow lift also reduce a high forehead? I've always disliked my high forehead. Now that I'm considering a brow lift to fix my saggy eyebrows, I'm wondering if there's a way to also make my forehead smaller..
There are several different techniques available for a brow lift procedure, with the goal always being to tighten the skin supporting the brows and achieve brow elevation. In people who have a high forehead, the incision may be made directly in front of the hair line, removing the excess skin from the forehead itself and effectively shortening the forehead while raising the brows. This is a very good option to treat both issues, but be aware that you can expect some numbness of the scalp directly behind the incision.
All the best,
dr. Skourtis. ...Read more
What is the difference between a brow lift and having botox injections? I'm considering having a brow lift to tighten up the wrinkles across my forehead, but my friend said all I need is some botox injections. How different are the results from using boto
Botox and Dysport are both excellent ways to reduce wrinkles... The question is how much has your brow dropped... The answer is in your eyes and eyelids... Are they droopy from your eyebrows sitting on your eyelids? ... If so then you may be a candidate for a browlift where as Botox can actually make this condtion worse.... See a facial plastic surgeon and get an opinion based on your appearance... Considering the cost of long term Botox and surgery... The consult would be worth it!
hope this helps. ...Read more
What would happen if I were to have an open surgical brow lift 2 months after neurotoxin forehead injections that led to "moderate" droopy eyelids?
Best to Wait: If at all possible, it will be in your best interests to wait until the effects of the neurotoxin have dissipated prior to undergoing forehead lifting surgery. Doing so will allow your eyebrows to be in “normal” position allowing your plastic surgeon to best plan your operation. ...Read more
What happens if the surgeon doing my brow lift pulls my forehead too tight? I think i'd like a brow lift, but I keep picturing myself with a constantly surprised look from having my eyebrows pulled up too high. How likely is it that could that happen? Can
Pick good surgeon!: A browlift can give a surprised look, especially if too much tension is placed on the inner brow. The tail of the brow tends to drop more with age and should get more attention and lift. It helps to know someone with a good result, but looking at the surgeon's before/after photographs will give you an idea of his philosophy and results. Good luck! ...Read more
What can be the causes of daily forehead headaches between the eyes? At times, there is swelling as well. I had a brow lift five years ago.
Chronic Headaches: Daily headaches can be frustrating and cumbersome; they occur due to many reasons. Use of medications like Ibuprofen and triptans on a frequent basis can cause headaches. Family history of headaches also predisposes a person to headaches. Other factors involved include stress, physical trauma, sleep disorders, and previous history of headaches. Swelling is probably a separate issue; consult pcp. ...Read more
What are expert opinions on having a face lift (neck and face but not eyes or forehead) under local anesthesia with sedation?
Will scars be visible with an endoscopic brow lift to decrease forehead lines? I am bald; not my choice. What else would you recommend for the lines?
Botox and fillers: Scars will be visible with an endoscopic brow lift especially in a bald patient. The lift is really meant to address the brow position with some secondary benefit of reducing forehead wrinkles but not markedly. I would consider botox and fillers. ...Read more