Forehead Lifts And Complimentary Procedures

Do you ever feel like no matter how much you sleep, you still look overworked and even agitated? Over time our facial features undergo age-related changes that can make us look tired, angry, sad and even older than we feel! Signs of these changes often occur first in the forehead region. The hairline may recede and our eyebrows sag, lengthening our forehead and shifting everything down toward the mouth, jaw and neck. As a result, furrows appear with deep horizontal and vertical lines in the forehead, making us look disgruntled and unhappy. In spite of this, Dr. Adibfar’s extensive history performing Forehead Lifts for patients looking to regain their vitality has made him one of the best board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons. Let’s look at how Dr. Adibfar successfully turns back the clock with Forehead Lifts and other remarkable complimentary procedures.

Although it doesn’t garner much attention, a Forehead Lift is a phenomenal way to erase lines incurred over time that can leave a patient looking aged and worse for wear. The best part? Recovery is fairly quick (compared to other more invasive procedures) and scars and incision lines are essentially undetectable. After administering the anesthesia, board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar begins the Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Essentially, an Endoscopic Forehead Lift tightens loose skin on the forehead and adjusts underlying muscles which contribute to frown lines and other forehead creases. Let’s take a closer look at this procedure. 

Dr. Adibfar makes the necessary surgical guidelines or markings around the patient’s forehead. He then makes very small incisions inside the hairline which he uses to insert an endoscope (surgical video device) to loosen and separate the skin from underlying muscle tissues and the frontal bone. This allows Dr. Adibfar to more efficiently access the muscles causing the deep lines and creases. He is then able to elevate the forehead, lifting the upper face and smoothing out the skin while raising the brow area. Once fixed in its higher position, absorbable sutures are placed beneath the skin and between the tissues to secure in place. Dr. Adibfar can also perform a Forehead Lift with an incision that spans from one ear across the top of the head to the other ear. While it is more invasive and produces a more significant scar in the hair line, it does allow for more ease in removing excess skin and proves longer lasting results. 

Complimentary Procedures

Because of pesky frown lines and forehead creases, patients who seek a Forehead Lift often undergo this procedure in conjunction with one or two others that work synergistically to benefit the forehead and eye region. When the forehead elongates and develops deep lines and creases, it often also affects the brows and eyes. The aging process combined with environmental factors (like sun damage) can cause the skin’s collagen and elastin structures to break down. The skin then loses its structure and elasticity, and becomes lax. Eventually, additional surrounding layers of muscle weaken causing lines and wrinkles not only on the forehead, but also around the brows and eyes. Skin around the brows may start to droop creating hooded eyes, and sometimes even impairing a patient’s vision! For these patients, a Forehead Lift is performed in conjunction with a Lateral Brow Lift (Temple lift) and a Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift surgery). 

This combination allows sagging brows to be lifted, restoring a firmer and more youthful appearance to the upper portion of the face. These procedures work well with the Forehead Lift as they are also minimally invasive and require the same incisions that are well hidden in the hairline. For those also requiring a Blepharoplasty, incision lines are cleverly hidden within the crease of the eyes and brow to assure scarring is minimal. The eyelids, brows and forehead utilize muscles that are interconnected, making these combined procedures ideal for carefully correcting and addressing these areas.

If you’re interested in looking more refreshed and wanting to weaken those pesky lines and wrinkles on your forehead, then you may be an ideal candidate for a Forehead Lift! A Forehead Lift delivers a subtle change that allows patients to look and feel their best in a way that’s natural, revitalized and unbeknownst to having had a surgical procedure!

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