Over time and through the process of normal aging, the skin begins to lose its elasticity. This can often become apparent when looking at the forehead area on some individuals. Sun damage, environmental effects and gravity can all affect the face, resulting in frown lines, wrinkling of the forehead and a heaviness or drooping appearance of the eyebrows. Some patients complain that this causes them to look older than their actual age. Also, some people feel that their aging face miscommunicates expressions of sadness, anger or fatigue that they are not really feeling.
A forehead lift or brow lift is a procedure that restores a more youthful appearance to above the eyes. The muscles and tissues in this area are either removed or repositioned to create a smoother forehead, while reducing vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. This gives patients a more youthful refreshed appearance.
This surgery is done under a general anesthetic in our fully accredited Oakville clinic. There are two types of this procedure that can be performed including an open brow lift, or an endoscopic brow lift. An open brow lift is often performed on patients who may have a larger forehead or a receding hairline. One continual incision is made in the hairline, and the muscle and tissue are then released. Excess tissue is then removed or repositioned in order to achieve the final result. An endoscopic brow lift is done with the use of an endoscope. The endoscope has a small camera attached in order to aid in the surgical process. There are approximately 5 tiny incisions made in the scalp area, the slender scope is then inserted, and the tissue and muscle is released and repositioned for a beautiful end result. Both techniques yield similar results, however, Dr. Khanna will be able to assist you in determining which procedure would be most suited to your individual needs. Dr. Khanna may also recommend a brow lift – forehead lift in conjunction with another procedure, such as a blepharoplasty or eyelid lift, to achieve an optimum result.
To find out if brow lift – forehead lift surgery is right for you, please contact our knowledgeable staff at our Oakville office, between Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. If you are ready to schedule for consultation, Dr. Julie Khanna is able to provide her patients with all of the information that they will need to make the most informed decision.