A forehead lift (also called brow lift) is used to minimize some of the most visible signs of aging, which appear on eyelids, eyebrows and forehead. The procedure can smooth frown lines on the forehead — especially those that make a person look angry, sad or tired – as well as elevate the position of the eyebrows and correct drooping eyelids. The result is a younger, smoother and more refreshed look.
A forehead lift is most common among patients over the age of 40, who wish to reduce the effects of aging. However, the procedure can also be performed on patients of any age who have developed frown lines due to stress or muscle activity. Additionally, it can help patients with inherited conditions — such as a low brow or visible lines above the nose – achieve a more rejuvenated appearance.
Though a brow or forehead lift is not a new concept, the use of endoscopic techniques for this procedure is relatively recent. Due to the latest advances in plastic surgery, the endoscopic forehead lift is a relatively simple procedure, whose results can last 5 to 10 years or even longer. Compared to the traditional forehead lift, the endoscopic lift is a minimally invasive procedure associated with smaller incisions, less visible scars, less swelling and bruising and a faster recovery.
In a traditional forehead lift, the surgeon typically makes a long scalp incision, which runs from one ear level to another, behind the hairline. By contrast, an endoscopic forehead lift will require three to five small incisions, each less than an inch long. All the incisions are hidden behind the hairline and thus not visible. An endoscope — which is a thin camera device connected to a monitor — is then inserted through one of the incisions, allowing the surgeon to view the muscles and tissues underneath the skin while working. Using another instrument, the surgeon will lift the forehead skin and tighten the muscles and tissues below, while also adjusting the position of the eyebrows if necessary. The result is a smoother forehead, minimized frown lines, raised upper eyelids and a more animated and youthful appearance.
Dr. Kahn has been performing facelift procedures for over twenty-five years and has had an impeccable safety record. He was also among the pioneering surgeons who developed and perfected the Weekend Facelift, a mini-facelift procedure which addresses sagging problems in the lower part of the face, and hence perfectly complements the Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Due to Dr. Kahn’s extensive expertise in facial rejuvenation procedures, you can be sure that you’ll be in safe hands – and you will absolutely love your new and youthful-looking appearance!
To learn more about the Endoscopic Forehead and Brow Lift and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kahn, call us at 415-567-6673 or submit our form for complimentary cosmetic surgery consultation.