Also known as a ‘forehead lift’,
this surgery can provide a more youthful and vigorous appearance
to that wrinkled area above your ears which can make you look
older than what your really are or feel. If you suffer from
dropping brows, furrows or horizontal lines on your forehead,
this procedure is the perfect solution for you since it will
remove those imperfections which can make you look angry,
tired or sad all the time. This condition can be caused due
to hereditary/aging factors, stress or muscle activity.
The aim of this surgery
is to remove (or alter) the muscles in your brow, minimize
your frown lines and raise the eyebrows slightly, resulting
in a smoother and fresher forehead. This procedure will help
you change your facial appearance and help you regain the
confidence and assurance you need to relate to other people
and change the way they see you.
Versión Español: Frontoplastia
Whenever you come to the decision
of submitting yourself to any type of plastic
surgery, you always need to keep in mind that no procedure
will be able to provide a ‘perfect’ aspect to
your body. The objective of a cosmetic
treatment is to achieve an enhancement in your features,
not to provide an ‘ideal’. This can help your
boost your self-confidence and assurance, making you feel
better with the way you look while at the same time keeping
realistic and down-to-earth expectations. This is one of the
core values we have here at Better Looks; we want our clients
to be completely satisfied with the results of their surgery
and to heighten their self-esteem.
offering one of the best teams of doctors in the industry,
Better Looks is aware of the different types of needs our
diverse patients may have. Therefore, we will provide the
best service possible for you, not matter what you are looking
for, and we will aid you in every possible way in your pursuit
to enhance your appearance.
At Better Looks, it is protocol
for our clients to have an initial consultation with their
plastic surgeon before
any procedure is performed. This way, both the patient and
the doctor have an equal opportunity to contribute in the
whole process and by doing so, the satisfaction of the client
increases tenfold. During this initial discussion, you must
not hesitate to talk about your expectation with your surgeon
openly, since he/she will help you determine what is and what
isn’t possible to achieve. One point Better Looks always
pinpoints on is the need for patients to be aware of all the
different aspects of the surgery you are willing to undertake
(the cost and recovery process); everything must be made extremely
clear for you and we will always go out of our way to accomplish
During this initial discussion, your
doctor will evaluate your face,
checking your forehead skin and underlying bone to see if
it is apt to perform the procedure.
Also, you can feel free to ask your
doctor concerning any questions or doubts you may have concerning
the procedure. He/she will always inform you about all the
different details; for example, you should know if you should
stop taking certain medications or if you will need to refrain
from drinking or eating for a certain time period before your
sure you have good communication with your surgeon at all
times since this will help increase your level of satisfaction.
Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact BetterLooks since
we will be more than happy to help you with anything you need.
A forehead lift (brow lift) is usually
performed under local anesthesia; however if you prefer general
anesthesia so that you sleep through the whole process, it
can also be utilized. There are basically two approaches to
this procedure and they are explained as follows:
Classic forehead lift
Your hair will be tied back from
the incision band, making sure it does not fall on the area
which will be operated; if there is hair near the incision
line, this might need to be trimmed. Your surgeon will proceed
to perform an incision starts just above the ear and runs
across the top of your forehead (coronal incision; made deep
within the hairline so no visible scars are left). In the
case of bald patients or those who hav e thinning hair, most
doctors recommend a mid-scalp incision, so that the resulting
scar is less visible.
Next, the skin of your forehead is
carefully lifted and any excessive tissue beneath is removed;
also, the muscles of your forehead can be altered, re-shaping
and smoothing your brow. Your eyebrows will be elevated and
any excess skin of the incision will be taken off, giving
you a more youthful brow.
Endoscopic brow lift
The initial steps for this technique
are the same are described above. However, in this variant,
3 to 5 short scalp incisions will be made instead of 1 big
incision. A pencil-like camera device connected to a monitor
known as an endoscope is inserted through one of these openings.
This permits the doctor to clearly see the tissues and muscles
beneath your forehead skin.
He/she will then proceed to insert
another instrument through another of the incisions, removing
or lifting the forehead muscles and underlying tissues, smoothing
out the contours of your brow. The eyebrows are lifted are
well and will be held in their new position temporary screws
placed behind your hairline or by using sutures placed just
beneath the skin’s surface.
the whole process is done, the incision is closed using stitches
or clips and your hair and face will be washed to prevent
any type of irritation. In most cases, your head will be wrapped
in an elastic bandage.
Depending on the technique which
has been used to perform your brow lift, your recovery period
may differ in certain aspects.
– You will experience certain levels of discomfort and
numbness around the affected area, especially along the outline
of your incision. However, this can be controlled with medications
prescribed by your doctor. You will need to keep your head
elevated for at least 2 to 3 days after the operation, especially
when you sleep; this way the swelling will be kept to a bare
minimum. However, it can actually affect your eyes and cheeks,
but keep in mind that it will disappear within a week.
Your bandages will be removed around
a couple of days afterwards, even though clips or stitches
will be taken off after 2 weeks. Itching may also occur when
the nerves of your forehead heal and it can take up to 6 months
to fade altogether.
Keep in mind that some of the hair
near your incision line may fall out or may become thinner
for a certain period. There is no cause for worry, however,
since normal hair growth will begin again after a few weeks
– You can expect some mild swelling, discomfort around
your incisions and a certain level of numbness. The pain will
be minimal, but if you wish, it can be controlled through
medications. You will most like experience less itching sensations
than patients who have gone through a classic brow lift. Your
clips and stitches will be removed in around a week or two.
both cases, you will be able to move around in a couple of
days after the operation but keep it mind that you should
keep it easy. You will be able to go back to work around 10
days afterwards, but vigorous activity should be avoided for
several weeks. Exercises like heavy house work, jogging bending
and even sexual activity should also be postponed since they
increase the blood flow to your head and can affect your stitches.
As with any type of cosmetic
surgery, complications are unusual, but they sometimes
do happen. However, they are usually minor and can be reduced
by precisely following your doctor’s directions before
and after the procedure.
When undertaking a browlift procedure,
you may, in rare cases, experience injury in the controlling
nerves of eyebrow movement, which results in the loss of ability
to lower or raise your eyebrows. Further surgery may be required
to correct this condition if it comes to happen. Broad scars
are another rare condition, but keep in mind that these can
be treated surgically. Loss of feeling in the treated area
is another extremely rare complication, as are bleeding and
Make sure to ask your Better Looks
surgeon concerning any risks you might have to face when undertaking
this surgery. However, you must keep in mind that our certified
group of doctors works full-time to prevent such scenarios
from happening, since we value the health of our patients
above anything else.
In order to keep the risks at a
bare minimum, please make sure that you follow your surgeons
instructions at all times.
information given in this website should be considered as
an introduction to a brow lift surgery. Before deciding on
submitting yourself to the procedure described above, we highly
recommend you contact Better Looks directly, so we can answer
any specific question you might have.
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