Conveniently located to serve Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, PA
Dr. Lohner sees patients from Bryn Mawr, Main Line, Rosemont, Philadelphia, and other cities throughout Pennsylvania for forehead lift surgery.
Considering a Forehead Lift?
A forehead lift, or brow lift, is a cosmetic procedure performed to correct drooping eyebrows, deep “worry lines,” and other signs of aging and environmental exposure. It leads to a more youthful appearance by smoothing and tightening skin on the forehead while also repairing problems in patients with naturally low brows. Some patients will want to undergo eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or other facial procedure concurrently with a brow lift so their features will have an equally youthful aspect.
“From the start of walking in to Dr Lohner’s office I knew this would be a great experience just by the simple smile from the staff. Through the whole process, Dr Lohner and his staff made me feel comfortable and calm. I felt reassured that my surgery would go smoothly. I am more than happy with my results and would like to thank Dr Lohner and his staff for making it possible! I can not thank you enough!”
Am I a Good Candidate for a Forehead Lift?
Ideal candidates for a forehead lift are individuals in their 40s or older. The brow line of these patients usually begins to droop, and noticeable wrinkles and fine lines may appear along the forehead. If the problem of drooping brows was inherited genetically, candidates in their 20s or 30s may also be right for this procedure.
The best candidates for a forehead lift are individuals who have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for the procedure. If you have heavy upper lids, sagging brows, and fine lines on your forehead, you may undergo a forehead lift. It is important that you are committed to following Dr. Lohner’s pre- and post-surgery care instructions.
What Happens During a Forehead Lift Consultation?
Prior to setting a date for your forehead lift procedure, Dr. Lohner will need to meet with you for a consultation. He will evaluate your general health, examine your forehead and brow, and discuss your aesthetic goals with you.
Dr. Lohner will also review your medical history. You will be expected to discuss any current prescription medications and inform Dr. Lohner about lifestyle factors such as alcohol and tobacco use.
Dr. Lohner will walk you through the details of the brow lift procedure, including preparation and recovery. Be sure to ask any questions you may have regarding the procedure.
Brow Lift Methods
There are several methods for a surgeon to approach the forehead lift process, differentiated by the location of the incisions and surgical tools used.
When using traditional surgical tools, a surgeon may make incisions within the eyebrows (direct brow lift), within forehead wrinkles (mid-forehead lift), or near the hairline from ear to ear (coronal or open forehead lift).
No matter where the incisions are made, the objective is the same: to remove excess skin and underlying tissues, while in some cases using sutures to tighten the muscles and connective tissue beneath the skin. After removing unwanted material, the surgeon closes the incisions with sutures.
A more modern and less invasive approach utilizes endoscopy to achieve similar results. With this technique, several small incisions are made behind the hairline to accommodate the endoscopic camera and surgical instruments. This method usually results in reduced, less noticeable scarring and a somewhat shorter recovery period.
Recovery and Complications from Forehead Lift Surgery
Serious complications caused by brow lifts are rare but can entail facial nerve damage leading to loss of sensitivity and paralysis of facial muscles, infection, bruising and swelling and bleeding. In most cases, any negative effects are temporary and disappear within a few months.
Brow lifts are normally done as outpatient procedures, so you should be able to return home the day of the operation. You will likely need to stay home with your head elevated for a couple of days, and any stitches or staples will be removed in about a week’s time. Some pain and itching are normal aftereffects of both traditional and endoscopic procedures. Your surgeon should give you specific instructions on what to do and advice on how long your particular recovery may take.
Forehead Lift Cost
The price of forehead lift surgery is influenced by many factors. These include the techniques used, the anesthesia used, facility costs, prescription medications, and post-operative garments.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Lohner has been providing patients with expert forehead lift results for over 20 years. He is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, as well as General Surgery. His office is located on the Mainline, close to the Philadelphia area. Call the office at (610) 519-0600 to schedule your consultation appointment.