It's hard to think of any facial expression that doesn't involve the forehead. Whether you're laughing, crying or even sleeping, your forehead is constantly moving: wrinkling, stretching, expanding and contracting. Unfortunately, all of this activity leaves its mark. Deep forehead wrinkling, and horizontal and vertical frown lines are common problems. These can often be corrected with a forehead lift, also known as an eye brow lift or simply a brow lift. One of the greatest benefits of a forehead lift is that Dr. Tarshis can address the underlying tissue and muscles as well as the skin. This helps create a more natural, longer-lasting result. It also has another important benefit: by altering some of the underlying muscles, this procedure can prevent many frown and worry-lines from returning.
In addition to eliminating deep lines and furrows on the forehead, surgery can beautify the eye by correcting saggy, droopy eyebrows. Droopy eyebrows cause heaviness around the eyes, creating a sad, tired, and unhappy look. When the brow is elevated, the tired, sad look may disappear completely, and often the entire face brightens up. After tightening the underlying tissue and altering any muscles that are causing problems, the incisions are then carefully closed.
Dr. Tarshis makes every effort to keep the scars as minimal as possible, often using an endoscope to minimize the incisions. When longer incisions are necessary, they are hidden along the hairline and are very inconspicuous.
The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and any pain or discomfort you experience can usually be controlled with mild medication. The sutures come out within a week and the swelling and bruising usually subsides within 5-10 days. Your result should last five to ten years and the procedure can be repeated as needed.
For more information regarding a forehead lift or eyebrow lift, please complete the request information form or contact us at: (416) 926-8122, or toll free at: 1 (888) 926-8122.
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