Forehead Lift (Browlift)

The forehead lift, also called a browlift, is a procedure that minimizes creases and drooping or hooding of eyes by altering muscles, removing excess tissue, and tightening the forehead skin. An incision is made across the top of the head just behind the hairline. The procedure usually takes approximately one to two hours and performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.

The side effects from a browlift are temporary swelling, bruising, numbness, and headaches. In addition, possible itching and hair loss may occur. You may return to work in seven to ten days while restraining from strenuous activity for several weeks. Sun exposure should be limited for several months. The duration of results is between five to ten years. Injury to the facial nerve causing muscle weakness, asymmetry, or loss of motion is the major risk involved with a forehead lift. In addition, one may experience infection or excessive scarring.