When we age the skin and muscles on our foreheads stretch and this causes the eyebrows to lower and the eyelids to droop. In a sub-conscious effort to correct this many of us lift our eyebrows slightly all the time – but this unfortunately leads to wrinkling of the forehead.
If you are concerned about any of these signs of ageing, then a forehead lift carried out by our consultant plastic surgeons could be the answer. Forehead lifts are a long-lasting solution that can dramatically improve the way you look.
What can I expect from a forehead lift?
Traditionally forehead lifts involved your surgeon making a large incision along the hairline. However, at Elanic Glasgow, we use a special magnifying telescope called an endoscope to allow the forehead to be elevated using just a few small incisions in the hair. This makes the scars very difficult to see, as well as leading to a quicker, more comfortable recovery.
To put the eyebrows back into position requires the use of a brow lift. There are four types of brow lift available; the right one for you will be discussed at your consultation and will depend on the type of problem you have:
- Very mild descent of the outer part of the eyebrow
This can be improved with a silhouette thread, similar to that used in the 1 stitch facelift
- Descent of only the outer part of the eyebrow
This can be improved with a brow lift that is performed through the same incision as in an upper eyelid lift and allows the brow to be suspended higher
- Descent of the whole eyebrow
This is best treated with an endoscopic brow lift using keyhole surgery from inside the hairline. Treatment requires general anaesthesia at a private hospital
- Descent of the whole eyebrow combined with lots of forehead wrinkles and a long forehead
This is unusual and often needs a direct brow lift which is a technique that leaves a long scar but produces very effective results
Most people are best treated with one of the less invasive techniques above and this can be done under local anaesthetic.
A forehead lift will give you a more youthful appearance. Although you will continue to age following the procedure, you will still see the benefits of your operation for many years to come.
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