Some of the first visible signs of aging occur across the forehead and brow. Wrinkles, sagging skin, and an overall heavy appearance can make a person look older and more tired than they really are. Over time, the skin naturally produces less elastin and collagen, which are responsible for keeping the skin supple and youthful. Additionally, the underlying muscles can become weak or stretched as a person ages, contributing to a heavy, drooping brow. Fortunately, it is possible to reverse the effects of time with a minimally-invasive procedure known as a forehead lift.
A forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, can erase years from one’s appearance; however, it is crucial to find a forehead lift specialist in order to get the most natural-looking results possible. Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is a highly experienced oculoplastic surgeon with an extensive track record of successful results and satisfied patients.
Forehead Lift Procedures
A forehead lift is a surgical procedure in which the forehead and brows are adjusted to correct cosmetic issues as well as functionality issues. Some individuals experience such heavy sagging of the forehead and brows that their vision is impacted. A skilled surgeon can evaluate an individual’s unique concerns and goals and improve the forehead using one or a combination of the following methods.
Endoscopic Forehead Lift
One of the most minimally-invasive procedures available for lifting the brow and restoring a natural, youthful appearance. The procedure involves only a few small incisions along the scalp. Small instruments, as well as a endoscopic camera, are used to loosen the forehead and lift it to a more aesthetically pleasing and functional position. The skin and muscle may be tightened and volume may be added in certain locations to achieve the best possible results. The incisions are also concealed within the patient’s hair, so there is little to no risk of any visible scarring.
Pretrichial Forehead Lift
This traditional method involves making an incision along the patient’s hairline and removing an ellipse or sliver of skin in order to pull the forehead and brows up. The technique is used to remove excess skin and lift the brows without also elongating the forehead. The pretrichial forehead lift is not recommended for patients with a a receding hairline as the scar will be more visible. In some cases, the incision can affect hair growth along the hairline.
Forehead lifts can provide dramatic results that erase years from one’s appearance as well as alleviate the look of tiredness, sadness, or anger that may be wrongly conveyed by the person’s drooping brow.
Contact a Forehead Lift Specialist
If you’re ready to transform your appearance and achieve a refreshed, youthful look, do not wait to contact Dr. Taban to discuss your options. Forehead lifts are often combined with other cosmetic facial procedures, such as an upper blepharoplasty for heavy upper eyelids, as well as a lower blepharoplasty for droopy lower eyelids. Visit www.TabanMD.com today!
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