Brow & Forehead Lift
Dr. Barton performs Brow and Forehead Lifts to raise eyebrows and reduce ridges and furrows on the forehead, thus creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. This procedure can be performed by itself or in conjunction with other surgeries.
An incisions are generally made across the top of the head. The forehead and brows are elevated and excess skin is removed. The incision is then sutured. Newer techniques now allow us to perform Forehead Lifting through small incisions in the scalp by using an Endoscope and specialized instruments. This accelerates the healing process.
Antibiotics may be prescribed for several days following surgery. Sutures are generally removed within one week. Swelling and some bruising may occur, they should subside within a few weeks. Dr. Barton will prescribe ice compresses and eye exercises to reduce swelling and regain mobility. You may use eye cosmetics in a week or two after surgery. You can proceed with your normal daily activities within 1-2 weeks. While immediate changes are noticeable, it will take several months from the initial surgical procedure to achieve final results.
Your insurance company may pay for part or all of the cost of surgery if the procedure is performed as a result of visual impairment. Because every insurance carrier is different, it is recommended that you check with your insurance company to determine the level of coverage.