Forehead or brow lifting is a fantastic procedure that rejuvenates the entire upper third of the face. Most commonly, we perform an Endoscopic procedure known as a minimally invasive technique. During this procedure, three small incisions are made within the scalp. Through these openings, an illuminated four-millimeter endoscope is used. The muscles that create the scowling between the eyebrows are lessened and removed and the entire forehead is carefully released allowing it to appear more refreshed and in an elevated position.
Because skin is not removed in this procedure, fixation is required to hold the forehead in its new desired position during the healing process. Many techniques are used including the absorbable Endotines as well as temporary screw fixation, where small screws are used to hold the forehead into position during the healing process. They are then removed leaving virtually no visible scars.
Forehead/Brow Lift Recovery
After surgery, you may experience some numbness and discomfort around the incision. You can be prescribed medication to relieve the discomfort. If you are prone to headaches, we may give an additional local anesthetic during surgery as a preventive measure. There will be some swelling that may extend to the cheeks and eyes and should abate within 10 to 14 days. As the nerves begin to heal, the numbness may be replaced by itching.
Forehead/Brow Lift Cost
The cost of a Forehead Lift is determined by many factors. Things that are very important that should be discussed with your board-certified plastic surgeon include what type of anesthesia provider is caring for you? Is it a board certified anesthesiologist such as what we have at the H/K/B or is it a nurse anesthetist who is normally in the hospital setting is supervised by the anesthesiologist.
Only a few certifying agencies have the authority to certify a surgical facility. Our advanced facility is on par with the best hospitals and fully accredited by the AAAASF – The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, the Gold Standard for safety in outpatient surgery facilities. This accreditation requires that we conform to strict national standards for equipment, surgeon and staff credentials, and operating room safety. Few surgical facilities maintain the standards necessary for this accreditation.
Another question to ask is whether everyone on the clinical staff has advanced cardiac life support certification. This is not a requirement, but this certification ensures that you will be safe and well cared for in the event of an emergency. This is why all of our surgeons and clinical staff are certified.
It is also a good idea to take a tour of the surgical facility you’re considering. We welcome tours to show that our facility is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and creature comforts. We not only make absolutely sure that every spot is clean and well lit, but that the spaces we use for procedures, recovery, and overnight stays are appropriate, beautiful, and welcoming.