Perhaps you want to turn back the signs of aging. Or maybe your forehead furrows and drooping eyebrows are something you were born with. No matter the reason, you may be the perfect candidate for a forehead lift performed by Dr. O’Brien in St. Petersburg.
What is a forehead lift?
A forehead lift is a surgical procedure to correct sagging of the forehead skin, eyebrows, and upper eyelids. It may also improve the look of wrinkles in the forehead and between the eyes.
A forehead lift removes or changes the muscles and skin that cause signs of aging through drooping eyebrows, “hooding” eyelids, forehead furrows, and frown lines.
Am I a good candidate for a forehead lift?
Dr. O’Brien performs forehead lifts most often on people in their 40s– 60s to slow the effects of aging. It can also help people with inherited conditions, such as furrowed lines above the nose or a droopy eyebrow.
In younger people, a forehead lift can raise low eyebrows that give the face a “sad” look. The procedure can also be done in people whose brows are so low, that they block the upper part of their vision.
A good candidate for a forehead lift has one or more of the following:
- Deep furrows between the eyes
- Horizontal wrinkles on the forehead
- Nose that doesn’t work properly
- Sagging brows
- Tissue that hangs down at the outer part of the eyelids
How long is recovery from a forehead lift?
Dr. O’Brien will wrap your forehead with a sterile padding and an elastic bandage to prevent bleeding and swelling. You will feel numbness and temporary discomfort in the surgical site, which you can control with medication.
You’ll keep your head raised for two to three days after surgery to prevent swelling. Bruising and swelling will occur around the eyes and cheeks, but should begin to disappear in a few days or a week.
The bandages will be removed a day or two after surgery. Within 10–14 days, the stitches or clips will be removed in two stages.
You will be able to walk around in one to two days, but you won’t be able to work for at least seven days after surgery. You can shampoo and shower two days after surgery, or as soon as the bandages are removed.
Within 10 days, you should be able to go back to work or school.