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As we age, the eyebrows often sag and crowd our upper eyelids making the eyes appear tired and sad. Sagging eyebrows can contribute to loose, hanging skin in the upper eyelids also. Sagging eyebrows also may cause the appearance of "frown lines" that occur as we overuse the muscles in the forehead to lift the eyebrows off the eyes. These frown lines appear across the forehead and the bridge of the nose and often result in an "angry'" facial appearance. A forehead lift or "brow lift" from St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery repositions the eyebrows to a more youthful position while smoothing facial creases along the forehead.
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Unlike a face lift, which primarily addresses skin laxity in the cheeks and jowls, a forehead lift specifically targets the upper regions of the face, including the eyebrows, eyelids, forehead, and temples. There are many variations on a forehead lift procedure, allowing our surgeons to modify their surgical techniques and create a customized, realistic enhancement. A forehead lift is often performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery to reduce puffiness in the upper and lower eyelids and create a better eye shape and contour.
This procedure can be conveniently performed under local anesthesia with sedation, or under general anesthesia for increased comfort. The incision placement will depend on the degree of lifting needed and the intended aesthetic effects, but is commonly placed in the scalp, the forehead, and/or the upper eyelids. The surgeons at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery take great care to design incision patterns that are hidden from view. From these incisions, certain muscles, skin, and tissues are adjusted or removed in order to lift your eyebrows and forehead to a more youthful level.
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The recovery time needed after a forehead lift varies between individuals. Some may experience mild bruising or puffiness within the first 24 to 48 hours. Facial numbness is a less common side effect but can occur and usually resolves within a few months. Because of the rapid recovery techniques used by St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, most people can return to office or desk work in about 3 to 4 days.
After surgery, most individuals enjoy a better brow position and a more alert, refreshed appearance. Wrinkles or creasing in the forehead is reduced and in some cases the look of eyelid "hooding" is minimized. This procedure has the ability to take years off the appearance and results can be maintained with BOTOX® Cosmetic in St. Louis, and a healthy lifestyle.