Cosmetic Surgery forehead / brow lift


Forehead / Brow Lift Fort Lauderdale

A forehead lift is often performed to treat conditions associated with aging. It may be done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a more harmonious facial appearance. A forehead lift is also appropriate for treatment of certain inherited traits. Younger adults who have a low brow or who already have deep frown lines due to stress or over activity of muscles may benefit from the forehead lift procedure.

Who is a good candidate for a forehead / brow lift?

Any one or combination of the following conditions may indicate that you’re a good candidate for a forehead lift:

What can I expect?

During the pre-operative consultation, Dr. Moon will perform a history and physical examination. During your physical examination, your facial bone structure, underlying skin structure, brow position, eyelid and eye aesthetics, skin thickness, texture, and elasticity will be assessed. Dr. Moon will formulate a surgical plan based on this information, and will explain the technique that he feels best addresses your goals and offers the lowest risk.

What is the procedure?

The forehead lift procedure continues to evolve. Over the years, the procedure has changed from open techniques to more complex short incision techniques.

The forehead lift procedure usually involves incisions in the hair-bearing scalp. Occasionally, incisions may be performed in the forehead, and/or the upper eyelids. Once the incisions are made, various degrees of undermining of the skin are performed, and the deeper layers of the forehead are "lifted."

Muscles that depress the eyebrows may be disrupted. The skin and deeper layers are often then “fixed” or attached to the bone. The results are a reversal of the effects of gravity and tightening of soft tissues of the forehead to restore a more youthful contour to the upper face.

In some instances, an incision is made across the top of the scalp, beginning above the ears and hidden within the hair. The incision is designed to be inconspicuous when healed. Through the forehead lift incision, Dr. Moon can modify or remove parts of the muscles that cause wrinkling and frown lines, remove excess skin and lift your eyebrows to a more pleasing level.

A hybrid technique developed by Dr. Moon is a limited incision lateral brow lift. This technique uses short incisions in the temporal hairline to allow elevation of the outside part of the eyebrows under direct vision. This procedure is commonly done with an upper lid blepharoplasty and can result in a remarkable rejuvenation of the orbital area.

Are there risks?

Every year, thousands of people undergo successful forehead/brow lift surgery and are pleased with the results. However, anyone considering surgery should be aware of both the benefits and risks. These are best discussed on a personal basis with Dr. Moon and one of his qualified staff members.

Forehead lift incisions are usually quite inconspicuous. However, this is not entirely predictable due to individual variations in healing. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions given to you Dr. Moon and staff, both before and after surgery.


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