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How to attain a younger appearance

Wrinkles, droopy brows and sagging skin start to become concerning for women and men as they age. Dr. Hardesty and the team at Imagine Plastic Surgery want to help you look and feel great by offering many choices depending on your goals thus providing “One Goal, Many Options”. A brow, or forehead lift, can smooth out the forehead and eyebrow area. The muscle under your eyebrows and forehead control your upper facial and peri orbital features. Our goal is your goal. If you want to look more alert, perky, and look as young as you can with well natural well positioned brows a brow and forehead lift is the answer for you.

What is a Forehead Lift?

A forehead lift, also called a brow lift or browplasty, is a procedure that helps to rejuvenate the brow area and forehead to attain younger appearance. Every year, thousands of people undergo this procedure and get natural yet amazing results. Forehead lifts are designed to reduce sagging skin, prevent wrinkles, and fine lines that appear on the forehead, between the eyes, and on the bridge of the nose. As we age, our skin begins to lose collagen which helps to keep the elasticity of our skin, this in turns results in the brows sagging. The more the brows sag the more your forehead muscles try to raise them and thus the wrinkles appear. This is an unfortunate circle resulting in brows dropping (because of continued loss of collagen and elastic fibers) to compensate the forehead muscles flex resulting in more forehead wrinkles. The more collagen and elastic loss cause the brows to drop and more resultant wrinkles from overworked forehead muscles and the circle continues. Often your aquatints will think you are tired, sad, or grumpy just because your brows are sagging. By having your brows lifted you break the circle of wrinkle formation. With brows in a normal position you not will regain a youthful and alert appearance but in addition your forehead muscles aren’t contracting all the time and thus less wrinkles or lines across your forehead. By working with Dr. Hardesty and his team at Imagine Plastic Surgery, your aesthetic forehead goals will be addressed.

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Customize Your Look: Forehead Lift Options

The type of forehead lift you undergo will be based on multiple things: facial features, level of sagging, level of wrinkles, and aesthetic preferences. Dr. Hardesty has advanced expertise with variations in techniques thus providing, “One Goal, Many Options” to create a unique treatment plan focused on the natural beauty of the eyes and forehead. People interested in the forehead lift often are interested in eyelid enhancement surgery, facelift, facial injectables, micro needling, and laser or radio frequency (RF) forehead skin resurfacing for existing wrinkles.

Procedure Options

There are the different techniques utilized depending on your goals in which Dr. Hardesty will present to you for your desired results. At the consultation appointment, Dr. Hardesty will do a thorough examination of your facial features, skin tissue, and muscles, as well as learn about your aesthetic goals in order to create a unique treatment plan for you. The options are:

Direct Forehead Lift:

The direct forehead lift serves to improve deep wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows through inconspicuous incisions at the junction of the hairline and forehead or within and behind the hairline. In some cases a incision is made in a forehead crease. The direct forehead lift is designed to improve eye brow asymmetry, misshapen brows and saggy puffy upper eyelids. This technique is used for both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Endoscopic Forehead Lift:

The endoscopic forehead lift is a minimally invasive technique; less invasive than the traditional forehead lift. This technique involves the use of an endoscope inserted through small incisions located behind the hairline. This variation improves wrinkles on the forehead and brow. This method will lift the brows and may decrease the appearance of excess skin and fat of the upper eyelids. In addition, the muscles causing “11’s” found between the eyebrows, above the bridge of the nose can be permanently weakened eliminating the unwanted wrinkles and angry look.

Temporal Forehead Lift:

The temporal forehead lift is a less invasive method to modify the outer areas of the eyebrow by selectively addressing the outside of the eyebrow. The temporal forehead lift offers a alternative to refine the delicate areas of the upper face.

Incision Options

Depending on the type of technique that Dr. Hardesty chooses to use for your forehead lift procedure, the incisions and scars will vary. The various incisions are:

Open Technique:

This incision is along the top of the scalp, made around the ears and hairline.

Endoscopic Forehead Lift:

These incisions may be made as two to five small incisions hidden in the hair along the top of the scalp and temple incisions on each side of the head.

Limited Incision Technique:

These incisions will be made around the temporal hairline. This type can be done in conjunction with an eyelid lift.

Direct Technique:

in certain cases where there is existing forehead creases or in balding individuals the incision is made directly in the crease or at the junction of the eyebrow and forehead skin. As healing occurs these incisions tend to blend with the normal forehead wrinkle lines.

Forehead Lift Recovery

Dr. Hardesty will provide you with detailed pre-operative as well as post-operative instructions. These will help you recover as fast as possible and obtain the best results. Forehead Lift recovery often takes about a week. You immediately can return to normal daily activities and begin progressive exercising as long as the swelling doesn’t return. The reward of smoothed out forehead and brow lines usually surface as soon as the swelling goes down and remains for ten or more years.

Forehead Lift Frequently Asked Questions

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Schedule a Consultation

If you are unhappy with the look of your eyebrows and forehead then come talk with Dr. Hardesty at our Riverside office. To make a consultation appointment, call the office, take our self-assessment survey, or fill out an online form and a team member will reach out to you. Take advantage of this procedure to rejuvenate your face. Click Here

What is the cost?

At Imagine Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety a different procedures that all vary in prices. We strive in being transparent to all potential patients and being up front with how much our services may cost. For more information regarding the costs and prices, visit our plastic surgery prices page!


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