Recurring lines, wrinkles and folds in the forehead area can not only prematurely age your face, but also make you look constantly tired, sad or angry. At Hanemann Plastic Surgery, our forehead lift procedure smooths wrinkles and creates a refreshed, more alert look.
Hanemann Plastic Surgery serves the Baton Rouge area in Louisiana, specializing in surgical and non-surgical procedures for the face, body, breast and skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hanemann.
What is a Forehead Lift?
Also commonly referred to as a brow lift, a forehead lift corrects the signs of aging in the forehead area that occur when the skin of the face produces less collagen and begins to lose shape. With the loss of skin structure in the face, the skin becomes more lax and begins to develop wrinkles and folds.
There are multiple techniques used to perform a forehead lift, which Dr. Hanemann will discuss with you during your consultation. In a general forehead lift, an incision is made behind the hairline and down behind the ears in order to minimize scarring. Depending on how high your forehead is, the incision may be adjusted.
After the incision is made, Dr. Hanemann will adjust the underlying tissue structure to add definition to the forehead. The forehead skin is then lifted and redraped, creating more youthful contours and hiding the incision in the hairline.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Forehead Lift?
Men and women who are generally healthy, have realistic expectations for surgery and do not have any medical conditions that could impair surgery or healing may be candidates for this procedure.
During your consultation, Dr. Hanemann will examine your facial structure and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine whether a forehead lift is right for you.
What is the Recovery Like?
After surgery is complete, your head may be loosely wrapped in order to reduce swelling, and a surgical drain may be present to collect any excess fluids. Any discomfort you may experience is easily controlled by pain medication that will be prescribed to you by Dr. Hanemann, and you will be instructed on how to properly care for your incision sites in order to reduce the risk of infection and complications.
Although your smoother, revitalized skin is designed to be permanent, it can still be affected by factors such as significant weight changes, gravity and the natural aging process.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanemann and find out if you are a candidate for a forehead lift.