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Chapin Aesthetics – Philadelphia Forehead Lift (Brow Lift)

Also Serving Doylestown, Bucks County, and Montgomery County

The aging process — and the accompanying loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone — can cause the skin on your forehead and eyebrows to sag and wrinkle. Stress and overactive muscles in your face can make the problem even worse. These signs of aging not only make you look older, but can also make you appear sad, tired or even angry. Forehead lift, also known as brow lift, is designed to correct these issues for a younger, happier and more rested-looking facial appearance.

Am I a Candidate for Forehead Lift?

You may be a candidate for forehead lift if you have an aged, angry or serious facial expression because of any of the following signs:

  • Sagging, furrowed brow
  • Wrinkled or creased forehead
  • Wrinkles in between the eyebrows (i.e., frown lines) or at the top of the nose
  • Loose skin hanging over your eyes

These issues are all correctable with forehead lift. To be deemed a suitable candidate for the surgery, you should be in good general health and free of any chronic medical issues that could impair your healing. You should not smoke and should have realistic expectations (i.e., expect improvement, not necessarily perfection). Dr. Chapin will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your areas of concern, perform a physical examination and determine the goals of surgery. He will also answer any of your questions about forehead lift.

What Does Forehead Lift Surgery Involve?

Forehead lift is an outpatient procedure performed under anesthesia. You will sleep comfortably through surgery and won’t feel anything.

To begin, Dr. Chapin makes the surgical incision from ear to ear within the hair-bearing scalp. Through the incision, he lifts the forehead skin to smooth out wrinkles and creases. He may adjust any muscles that are causing the brow to furrow or sag. Dr. Chapin will trim excess skin and tighten the remaining skin across the forehead. When he’s finished, he will close the incisions with sutures and place surgical dressings.

If Dr. Chapin elects to use the endoscopic approach, he will make three short incisions along the top of the scalp and on the temples (hidden within the hair). Through the incisions, he will insert an endoscope — a thin tube with a small camera attached to one end — which projects images of the internal structures of the forehead onto a screen in the operating room. Although the endoscopic technique is less invasive than traditional surgery, it may not be right for every patient. Dr. Chapin will review this option with you during your consultation.

What Is the Recovery Period Like?

For the first few days after surgery, you will have some swelling and bruising. These side effects will gradually subside. If you experience any post-operative discomfort, Dr. Chapin will prescribe oral pain medication for relief.

You should rest and relax during your recovery, avoiding any strenuous activities. Take care of your body by eating well-balanced meals and hydrating. Short walks are good for your circulation, but refrain from bending or lifting anything heavy.

Dr. Chapin will follow up with you several times during your recovery to check your healing progress and clear you to return to work, exercise and your everyday routine.

Everyone heals at a different pace; it’s important to listen to your body and take the time you need to recover.

Learn More about Forehead Lift Surgery

If you’d like more information about forehead lift surgery, please contact Dr. Chapin to schedule a consultation. Email our office or call us at 267-880-0810.