Horizontal lines on the forehead and vertical creases above the nose can make you look tired and even angry. The forehead lift can make the face look years younger by tightening and lifting forehead skin, thereby softening and, often, eliminating wrinkles and unnatural expression lines. The end result is a more refreshed, youthful appearance. The browlift can be performed either traditionally or endoscopically, depending on the severity of aging.
During an endoscopic forehead lift (usually chosen by patients with only mild to moderate brow wrinkles), an endoscope (a small surgical instrument inserted below the skin, attached to a camera and a TV monitor in the operating room) allows the surgeon to operate on the skin and underlying muscles. The surgeon can then lift, tighten, and reshape the forehead, eyebrows, and even the upper eyelids. The forehead lift is often combined with other facial cosmetic procedures for a more comprehensive change.