Forehead Cosmetic Surgery
Forehead cosmetic surgery is an ideal procedure for those who wish to have a more youthful appearance in a short amount of time. Dr. Echavez is a premier facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco and Seattle that performs forehead plastic surgery in San Francisco. Forehead cosmetic surgery, most commonly performed as a forehead lift, consists of tightening the skin of the forehead and raising the eyebrows to a more youthful position. This forehead lift procedure is one of the more common forms of plastic surgery in San Francisco, as it provides optimal results with minimal recovery time. Several different approaches to forehead cosmetic surgery can be used and can vary between men and women. Typically, the recovery period for a forehead lift is about one week.
What is a forehead brow lift?
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift can reduce or completely eradicate horizontal lines across the forehead, as well as those that may have formed between the brows and eyes. In addition, this procedure can raise eyebrows that may have settled and hood the upper eyelids. In some cases other procedures such as an eyelid tuck, facelift, or skin resurfacing may need to be done to achieve the results that you want.
Who is a good candidate for a brow lift?
Those who are healthy, non-smokers who have a positive outlook and realistic goals are great candidates for this procedure. Some patients expect that a brow lift will get rid of all of their wrinkles, this is not necessarily the case. Your individual results will depend on several factors. During your consultation, Dr. Echavez will go over the procedure, what to expect, and whether or not you are a good candidate for a brow lift.
What happens during the procedure?
The procedure generally has four steps. The first is anesthesia, you will be given medication to make you comfortable, in most cases this will be a general anesthetic, and you will be asleep for the procedure. The second step involves an incision; this step can be done differently depending on the surgeon, but is generally done at the hair line or a few inches into your hair. The third step is to close up the incisions which is done with removable stitches, skin adhesive, surgical tape and/or special clips. The last step is for you to see the results.
What can I expect during recovery?
Immediately following your procedure you may have a thin tube that will help drain away any excess fluid, and your head may be taped. You may experience some bruising and swelling and your head may be loosely wrapped. The wrapping will help minimize swelling and bruising.
Downtime for this procedure is typically ten to fourteen days and sutures, or special clips will be removed during this time. Most patients can return to their normal activities two weeks after the procedure. However, you are not completely healed at this time, and a full recovery could take several months. Once your incisions are healed you can use cosmetics to mask any present bruising.
How long will it take to see results?
The results of your brow lift will be immediate. However, swelling may exacerbate the results and give you a surprised look, this along with incision lines will fade over time. The final results of your procedure will be seen three to four months after the procedure is complete. To help maintain your results you should always protect your skin from the sun to minimize sun damage. This will greatly help you decrease the chances of more wrinkles forming in the future.
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If you are one of the thousands in the San Francisco area who have forehead wrinkles that are worsening by the day, a brow lift may be just what you need. This procedure can give you a more youthful appearance and won’t make you look overdone.
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