A brow lift or forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that can create a more relaxed, refreshed forehead. The brow lift corrects the sagging and low position of the brow, (opens the eye up) improves the horizontal creases of the forehead, and improves the frown lines of the central forehead. The goal is to raise the eyebrow to a more youthful position, to minimize the wrinkles of the forehead, and to achieve a more relaxed appearance. Botox is an effective nonsurgical treatment of the frown lines and creases of the forehead. Botox is not permanent, lasting 3-4 months.
Dr. Moor offers several different techniques for the brow lift and he will discuss each technique with you and advise you which technique is best suited for you.
The Endoscopic Brow Lift:
Several small incisions in the hairline are made and leaves minimally visible scars, because the scars are hidden in the hairline. It will pull the hairline back just a bit. Dr. Moor uses this technique most often.
Open Brow Lift:
The incision is made several centimeters behind the hair line across the top of the scalp (also called a coronal lift). The incision is concealed within the hair line. In someone who has a high hairline, the brow lift incision is made at the forehead-hairline juncture. This incision is designed to be as inconspicuous as possible and avoids raising the hairline in someone who already has a high hairline.
In men with deep horizontal forehead grooves the incision may be made above the brow or mid forehead.This allows you to raise the brow and address the frown lines. This technique is considered with a receding hairline.
The Temporal Lift:
This technique really addresses the lateral eyebrows and has an incision in the temporal region of the scalp, within the hairline. This just raises the lateral brows.
Post operatively you will find bandages applied over the incisions or an elastic bandage to minimize swelling. A temporary drainage tube may be placed under the skin to collect excess fluids. Your recovery will be faster and easier if you follow the post operative instructions faithfully.