Cosmetic, Plastic surgery of
your forehead will soften your horizontal forehead wrinkles
and the scowl lines between your eyebrows. Brow lift (forehead
lift) will raise your eyebrows to a higher and more aesthetic
position. It will also improve lateral hoods (which are the
droopy flaps of skin that hang over the outside corner of
A coronal forehead lift
It involves an incision across the top of your head. Through
this incision, the muscles (frontalis, procerus, and corrugators)
are altered that cause horizontal forehead wrinkles and scowling.
After doing this, your surgeon will actually remove about
a 1-2 cm strip of your scalp and sew the remaining scalp together.
Although this may sound gruesome, it is the oldest and most
reliable technique in brow lift surgery.
The main disadvantage is that you will be numb on the top
of your head for about six months, after which time the sensation
usually returns. This technique also raises your hairline,
which can be a problem for those with a high forehead who
also wear their hair back. The advantages of this technique
are that it is lasting (it will not have to be repeated as
you age, with very rare exceptions). Also the scars are concealed
behind the hairline and are not seen after they heal (unless
you are a man with a receding hairline, in which case you
should not have this kind of brow lift).