Forehead Lift

Less crinkles, creases and crow's feet. Right before your eyes.

What is a forehead lift?

A forehead lift (brow lift) is a cosmetic procedure that reduces forehead creases, lifts sagging eyebrows and improves frown lines. The result is a firmer, more youthful appearance to the upper part of your face.

Who is a candidate for a forehead lift?

If you're considering a forehead lift, there are a few benchmarks you'll need to meet before the procedure.

  • You'll need to be in good overall health
  • If you smoke, you'll need to stop
  • Have no active skin conditions
  • Have realistic expectations

What to expect with a forehead lift

Before your procedure

  • You might need to take a lab test or have a medical evaluation
  • You might be prescribed medications or need to adjust your current medications
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and other supplements as they can increase bleeding and bruising
  • Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you the first night following surgery.

During your procedure

  • The surgery typically takes one to three hours
  • You'll be given anesthesia
  • Your surgery may be done with an endoscope, which makes incisions on and around your forehead
  • Bits of your muscles will be snipped away to remove frown lines
  • Your brow will be lifted and attached in a higher position
  • Your incisions will be closed with stitches (internal and external)

After your procedure

  • Your forehead will be taped and/or loosely wrapped to minimize swelling and bruising
  • Sometimes blood or fluid collects under your skin, which we'll need to drain
  • You should be ready to return to normal activities after 10 to 14 days
  • Internal stitches will dissolve in nine months after your muscles and tissue have healed
  • External stitches will be removed in seven to 10 days
  • Bruising and scars are normal but will be hidden within your hairline
  • Results appear within a few weeks as swelling and bruising subside
  • Your surgical team will schedule a follow-up appointment and share how to care for yourself during recovery

Benefits of a forehead lift

  • Smoother, more youthful appearance. After you heal, you'll notice reduced forehead creases and lifted eyebrows, giving you a refreshed look.
  • Long-lasting results. The results of a forehead lift are typically long-lasting, so you can enjoy your rejuvenated look for years to come.
  • Self-confidence. While a forehead lift is a physical procedure, it can lead to a boost in confidence and self-esteem.
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Excellence and safety above all

Our plastic surgeons have performed hundreds of successful procedures, including forehead lifts. Their track record and manner of care make for a safe and exceptional experience with high-quality results.

In-depth consultations

A beautiful plan leads to stunning results. We discuss your expectations and your forehead and eyebrow anatomy in depth to make sure you feel like we're the right fit.

Well-versed in multiple techniques

Your specific needs, not our capabilities, drive our choices. Our plastic surgeons are highly experienced with both endoscopic and coronal techniques for forehead lifts.

Convenient locations

When surgery is involved, staying close to home and your family makes all the difference. That's why we have offices in Chambersburg, Ephrata, Lebanon, and York.

Making "the details" easy

We try to save you time whenever possible. Like virtual appointments and MyWellSpan for simple scheduling, messaging your surgical team and easy access to test results.