The effects of aging of the brow and forehead can show many different signs: drooping of the eyebrow to create a narrow space between the eyebrow and eyelashes, hooding of the eyelid skin at the outer corners, deep furrows along the forehead.
These forehead and brow abnormalities may give you a tired, angry or sad expression that may not reflect how you actually feel. If this is the case, then a Forehead Lift may be the best solution.
Based on variations in how men and women age and on new advances in medical technology, different methods are used to perform this procedure. Recent advances in plastic surgery have made the Forehead Lift a relatively simple procedure with results that will last from 5 to 10 years or longer. It can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as Eyelid Surgery or Laser Resurfacing.
In the majority of cases, Dr. Yohai recommends the Endoscopic Forehead Lift which allows for smaller incisions, less numbness and more rapid healing following the forehead lifting. This procedure can significantly elevate the brow in most cases, without the larger incision of previous methods.
The Endoscopic Forehead Lift is appropriate for both men and women. In some cases, where there is very severe brow droop, or very deep forehead furrows, then an Open Forehead lift is preferable. For some women who have a very high hairline, the incision is curved to come just to the front edge of the hairline. Thus the forehead will actually be shortened and the hairline slightly advanced. The incision is then enclosed meticulously to provide an "invisible scar," in most patients.