Plastic Surgery

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A brow lift, or forehead lift, is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the area above the eyes. It minimizes forehead creases, drooping eyebrows, hooding over the eyes, a furrowed forehead, and frown lines by removing excess tissue and redraping the skin.  The procedure is performed under general anesthesia (or local anesthetic with sedation) on an outpatient basis and takes 1 to 2 hours. Side effects can include temporary swelling, numbness, headaches, and bruising. It is possible to have a change in the hairline or a partial hair loss for several months. Risks can include infection, excessive scarring, or injury to the facial nerve causing loss of motion, muscle weakness, or an asymmetrical look.  Patients can typically return to work in 7 to 10 days, but must refrain from strenuous activity for at least 4 weeks.  Learn more about endoscopic or brow lifts.

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