Forehead Lift Basics
A forehead lift, also referred to as an eyebrow lift aka brow lift, is performed to create overall facial rejuvenation and reverse certain signs of aging. As we age, the upper third of the face – the region above the eyes – can change in ways that cause a gradual lowering of the brows and a subtle emergence of vertical furrows or horizontal creases across the forehead region as well as between the brows. Years of repeated brow muscle movement, such as squinting, frowning and smiling may cause a significant brow descent that may impede the upper range of vision. The settling of the forehead and brow structures can result in the eyes appearing less open and a tired, sad or angry facial expression that affects the overall sense of harmony and balance of the face. With time, the negative expression may become accentuated and permanent.
A forehead lift surgery or eyebrow lift procedure can halt the progression of the downward gravitation of the upper third of the face. This procedure can carefully restore the position of the eyebrows, opening up eyes that appear smaller, correcting eyelids that appear weighed down due to skin laxity rather than excess skin, and soften horizontal and vertical skin creases. The resulting facial rejuvenation includes a smoother forehead, a refreshed and relaxed appearance with a restored, friendlier expression.
During your consultation for a forehead lift, Dr. Geroulis will evaluate the approach and technique most appropriate for your facial structure. The choice of technique that may be applied — endoscopic, peritrichial, lateral subcutaneous — is determined by a careful analysis of several factors; the position of the eyebrows, the amount of excess upper eyelid skin, the height of the hairline and forehead, current individual expressive patterns and how muscle movement may have contributed to the forehead changes observed. Whatever the choice of correction technique applied, the forehead lift procedure will involve a high degree of artistic and scientific experience to control the degree of tissue repositioning: a delicate adjustment of the different forehead elevator muscles and a skillful lifting of the brow arch to its original natural position. Innovative specialized materials, endoscopic approaches and cutting edge techniques mean incisions are small, placed so they cannot be seen and downtime and recovery is dramatically reduced.
Specific non-surgical treatments to address skin tone and texture of the forehead area may further enhance the results of a forehead lift procedure. Such treatments may include Botox® Cosmetic, dermal filler or physician grade skin treatments that will assist in maintaining the smoother, more relaxed facial appearance.
Chicago cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Geroulis for over 30 years has long been recognized for his extensive experience in the field of facial cosmetic surgery, including the forehead lift procedure, and his innovative techniques and approach to patient safety. He is known by his patients and peers for his accomplished natural looking results. A clinical professor of surgery at the leading University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC), Dr. Geroulis has been consistently appointed by his medical peers to train future surgeons, as well as been nominated by the medical profession as a “Top Doctor’.
The North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery is located in Northfield, Chicago and Hoffman Estates. Dr. Geroulis services patients throughout Illinois for the procedures of forehead lift surgery, brow lift and eyebrow lift surgery in Chicago and has gained recognition both nationally and internationally. To explore your options for the most advanced facial rejuvenation and forehead lifts throughout Chicago and the North Shore please call 847.441.4441 to schedule a consultation at either the Northfield, Chicago or Hoffman Estates location.