The forehead is one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. This is due to most facial expressions causing movement in the brow area. To help tighten lax skin and smooth deep wrinkles, Dr. Scott Miller performs the forehead lift, also known as the brow lift. This procedure can create a younger-looking appearance, often rejuvenating not only the brow and forehead, but also the upper eyelid and outer-eye areas.
Traditionally, the forehead lift was performed using an incision that extended from one ear to the other. Dr. Miller is proud to offer the endoscopic forehead lift, which is a less invasive approach that only involves making a few small incisions to gain access to the underlying facial structure. Through these tiny openings, he can visualize the area and modify the muscles and soft tissues to create a more youthful aesthetic.
Dr. Miller is highly trained in plastic surgery of the face, having studied under the acclaimed Dr. Bruce F. Connell in a fellowship in aesthetic cosmetic surgery. In addition, Dr. Miller has also written a textbook chapter on the endoscopic forehead lift technique.
Candidates for the Forehead Lift
To determine if a forehead lift is right for you, Dr. Miller will evaluate your facial appearance and discuss what you hope to achieve from surgery. Should you prove to be a good candidate, he will begin planning the specifics of your procedure to ensure you receive beautifully natural rejuvenation. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Miller may recommend an additional procedure, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, to help create a balanced facial aesthetic.
- Deep horizontal and vertical frown lines
- Sagging skin in the forehead area
- Eyebrows that have descended
- Constantly appear tired or unhappy
Forehead Lift Procedure
To begin your endoscopic forehead lift, Dr. Miller will make approximately three small incisions behind your hairline, through which he will insert the tiny surgical tools to address the brow area. With this advanced technology, Dr. Miller alters the underlying muscles and soft tissues to appear smoother and tighter while maintaining a natural look. He then repositions the brows to create a subtly refreshed appearance.
Recovery from a Forehead Lift
Patients are typically walking around within the first few days following forehead lift surgery, and any discomfort can be controlled with medication. Sutures and fixation come out in about one week. Swelling and bruising are normal throughout this time and these side effects should gradually recede over the first week to 10 days. Since the procedure is performed endoscopically whenever possible, there is less swelling and an overall improved recovery period.
After a forehead lift, patients often appear well-rested and more youthful. If you would like to learn more about the endoscopic procedure, please contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Miller.