A forehead lift, "brow lift," is a procedure that corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make one look angry, tired, or sad. The forehead lift procedure alters or removes the muscles and tissues that cause this furrowing or drooping. This smoothes the forehead, raises the eyebrows, and minimizes frown lines, restoring a more refreshed youthful appearance in the area above the eyes.
Your surgeon may use the conventional surgical method, in which the incision is hidden just behind the hairline; or it may be performed with the use of an endoscope, a viewing instrument that allows the procedure to be performed with minimal incisions. Both techniques yield similar results - smoother forehead skin and a more youthful looking appearance.
Forehead lift is often performed in conjunction with a facelift to provide a smoother overall look to the face. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may also be performed at the same time as a forehead lift, especially if a patient has significant skin overhang in the upper eyelids. Sometimes, patients who believe they need upper-eyelid surgery find that a forehead lift better meets their surgical goals. Your surgeon will make the evaluation based on the position of the eyebrow and eyelid appearance.