Brow Lifts and Forehead Lifts for Men
Rejuvenation of the upper third of the face in male patients presents challenges that are different from similar procedures on females.
The ideal shape of a man's brow is different from the shape of a female's brow. The male hairline is often elevated or receding. Male skin is generally heavier, thicker, and coarser. Men generally have deeper furrows and creases. Once these differences are explained to our male patients, we design an appropriate surgical plan to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result.
Wrinkles, Furrows, and Drooping Brows are Lifted Up and Away
The muscles in your forehead work around the clock, stretching and contracting whenever you laugh, cry, worry, or sleep. All of this activity has an adverse effect on your skin, and over time men may develop deep vertical frown lines, drooping eyebrows, and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead. Some men even find their eyebrows settling onto their eyelashes, interfering with vision and causing a distinctly hooded look.
If your problem is droopy or heavy eyebrows, a permanently furrowed brow, or a tense angry look that does not go away (even when you aren't mad), a forehead lift may benefit you.
The incisions are usually hidden in the hairline along a natural crease to minimize scar visibility; Dr. Morrow will discuss all the possibilities with you depending on your own hairline. Loose skin is tightened, elevating droopy brows and smoothing forehead wrinkles. Sometimes a portion of muscle must be removed to create a more youthful expression. If the endoscope is used, a series of smaller incisions are made behind the hairline to produce the desired effect.
The operation typically takes two hours on an ambulatory basis. General or twilight anesthesia is used, and it is often performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures. Bandages are worn for four days, sutures removed in 7-10 days. By this time most of the swelling and bruising has gone. For most patients the recovery time will not exceed two weeks.