Forehead & Brow Lift Questions
What are some factors that may cause the need for a forehead/browlift?
There are many issues that may arise that will lead a patient to seek out a browlift/forehead lift. Stress, age, gravity and damage from the sun can all diminish the elasticity of your facial skin, causing a wrinkled forehead and furrowed brow. Sometimes patients appear tired or angry all the time and seek to minimize the wrinkles and imperfections that cause them to appear this way.
What, exactly, is a forehead/browlift?
This is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Kun Kim at Kim Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia that entails pulling the forehead skin taut to produce a smoother forehead, and a more relaxed appearance that is not so tired and angry-looking.
Is this surgery performed alone or in combination with other procedures?
Dr. Kim has performed this surgery by itself and along with eyelid surgery, a facelift, and even skin resurfacing. At the time of your initial consultation, all options will be discussed with you, and you and Dr. Kim will plan your course of treatment together.
How is this surgery actually performed?
Dr. Kim will make incisions across the top of the scalp (which will be hidden by your hair) and will remove or modify the wrinkles across your forehead. He may use an endoscope, which is long thin tube that is attached to a video camera, allowing Dr. Kim to work internally through small incisions in the hairline. Sometimes, Dr. Kim will combine these procedures to achieve the most favorable results.
What can I expect post-operatively?
Dr. Kim and staff will provide you with detailed instructions on post-operative care. You may experience some initial swelling and bruising, but this can be alleviated by keeping your head elevated and applying cold compresses to the affected area. Dr. Kim may prescribe pain medication for you. Most patients recover from this surgery in about a week. Any strenuous activity should be avoided for a period of about three weeks. For several months following this surgery, you must avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area and are interested in learning about a forehead/browlift, please contact Dr. Kim at Kim Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial appointment.