Forehead Lift (Browlift)

A forehead lift, also known as a browlift, can minimize some of the most visible signs – drooping eyebrows, forehead furrows and frown lines that come with age. In a forehead lift, the muscles and skin that cause the problems are removed or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the upper eyelids and minimize frown lines. The result can be a more alert, more animated, more youthful appearance. It can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures, such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.

Men and women of any age may be good candidates for a forehead lift. While the procedure is most commonly done on people in their forties to sixties to slow the visible effects of aging, it can also help people with inherited conditions, such as a droopy brow or furrowed lines above the nose. During your initial consultation with Dr. Piskun, she will discuss your options and expected results based on your facial structure and situation.

A forehead lift can certainly be done in men, but may require special planning to hide the scars. Your head will not be shaved, although hair immediately in front of the incision may need to be trimmed. For most patients, the incision will start at about the level of the ears and run across the top of your forehead. If you have a high or receding hairline, Dr. Piskun may alter the incision line to avoid noticeable scars.

Most patients are pleased with the results of a forehead lift. Often patients don't realize how much their sagging forehead contributed to the signs of aging until they see how much younger and more rested they appear after the lift.

A forehead lift is considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by insurances.

Information provided by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS members are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Plastic surgeons with this certification have completed extensive surgical training and rigorous examinations in plastic surgery; this uniquely qualifies them to perform cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and entire body. Dr. Mary Ann Piskun is Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.