Forehead Lift (Brow lift)

The Effect

Also known as a browlift, a forehead lift is a surgical procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. The procedure corrects drooping brows and improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make a person appear angry, sad or tired.


The Procedure

In a forehead lift or browlift, the muscles and tissues which cause the furrowing or drooping are removed or altered to smooth the forehead, raise the eyebrows and minimize frown lines.


Best Candidates for Forehead Lift

A forehead lift is most commonly performed in the 40-60 age range to minimize the visible effects of aging. But it can help anybody from the 20's upwards, who have developed furrows or frown lines due to stress or muscle activity.

Individuals with inherited conditions, such as a low, heavy brow or furrowed lines above the nose can achieve a more alert and refreshed look with this procedure.

Often a forehead lift is performed in conjunction with a face lift or blepharoplasty.


Risks

All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.

More details about your consultation and tips on coming to Bumrungrad in the Consultation section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.

You can find hospital forms on our the Forms section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.

Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike. The risks listed below are possible risks associated with this type of surgery and are mentioned regardless of how remote the possibility:

Shifting or imprecise positioning of implant, or infection around it, requiring a second operation or removal.

Excess tightening and hardening of scar tissue around an artificial implant ("capsular contracture"), causing unnatural shape.

The FAQ question "What are the risks of plastic and cosmetic surgery?" has additional details on risks and how to minimize them.


Surgery

Time required: 1 to 2 hours.
Anesthesia: Local with sedation or general.


Post surgical side effects

Temporary swelling, numbness, headaches, bruising. Traditional method: Possible itching and hair loss.


Facial Implant Recovery time

Back to work: 7 to 10 days, usually sooner for endoscopic forehead lift.
More strenuous activity: several weeks.
Full recovery from bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Limit sun exposure for several months.


Duration of Results

Usually 5 to 10 years.

Please note that this information should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Physician at your consultation.


Location

Plastic (Cosmetic) Surgery Center
Bumrungrad International Clinic (BIC) Building, 16th floor, Counter A
Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

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