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The brow and forehead areas are often the first to show signs of aging. Sun, wind and gravity cause the skin to lose its elasticity, leading to wrinkling and a perceived heaviness in this region of the face. A forehead or brow lift is one option for minimizing the effects of these changes on your appearance.
A facial plastic surgeon performs this procedure by tightening the skin in the forehead region, thus reducing the amount of wrinkling in the area and minimizing the appearance of "drooping brows." In some cases, the surgeon may remove a portion of the muscle that causes these vertical wrinkles. The goal of surgery is a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Because of advances in medical technology, endoscopic techniques are now available. These new techniques greatly reduce the length and number of incision as well as scar visibility. Using the technique, the surgeon makes a series of incision immediately behind the hairline. The endoscope is then utilized to remove the muscles that create the wrinkles in this region. The surgeon then lifts the eyebrows to reduce their sagging appearance.