Forehead and Eyebrow Lift


The forehead lift (“Browlift”) can minimize some of the most visible signs of aging: dropping eyebrows, hooding over the eyes, forehead furrows and frown lines that come with age.

In a forehead lift, the muscles and skin responsible for the signs of aging are altered to smooth the forehead, raise the brows into a natural, pleasing position, and minimize frown lines.  The result can be a more alert, more animated, more youthful appearance.  The forehead lift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or laser resurfacing.

The appeal of the forehead lift is that it accomplishes a number of goals at the expense of an essentially imperceptible scar.  Dr. Wolf’s technique ensures the incision is buried in the hair approximately 2 inches behind the hairline.  Hair is neither shaved nor cut in preparation for the surgery.  Through this incision the forehead is elevated in such a way that the brows are brought into a pleasing position, the transverse lines of the forehead are softened, and the vertical frown lines above the nose are eliminated.

In addition, excess skin of the upper eyelids is often addressed without the necessity for upper eyelid surgery.

Postoperative pain associated with a forehead lift is minimal.  Bruising and swelling are uncommon and postoperative dressings are removed the morning following surgery.  On the first postoperative day, the hair can be shampooed and conditioned.  No subsequent dressings are applied, and sutures are removed on the seventh postoperative day.