What’s The Difference Between a Face Lift and a Forehead Lift?

Facial plastic surgery procedures are the only permanent ways to reverse the signs of aging and restore youthful firmness to the face and neck. Both facelift and forehead lift surgery will revitalize and rejuvenate facial areas which are displaying signs of aging caused by the natural aging process, the effects of gravity over time, and the lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage.

Facial Plastic Surgery

The forehead lift can be part of a facelift procedure, or can be performed as a separate surgical procedure. It depends on your unique aesthetic goals. Many people may choose to have a forehead, or brow, lift without the additional procedures.

Having an in-depth consultation with your plastic surgeon will help you decide on the most effective procedures to meet your current needs.

Forehead lift surgery

The natural aging process can leave permanent creases on the forehead, and life itself leaves its mark on our skin in the form of laugh lines or frown lines. And the effects of gravity means the eyebrows appear to droop over time. This can leave you looking sad, tired, or even angry.

Forehead lift surgery targets the muscles around the upper portion of the face. The exact technique your surgeon will choose depends on your hairline and the shape of your forehead, but in general the forehead lift consists of tiny incisions in your hairline above your ears. Your surgeon will tighten the targeted muscles, and will lift and reposition your skin. This subtly repositions your eyebrows, restoring their youthful appearance. If you have the appearance of heavy eyelids, your surgeon may reposition the skin to correct this.

Facelift surgery

Facelift surgery targets the muscles in the face and neck. The skin under the chin and along the jawline droops and sags with the effect of gravity over time. Loss of collagen means skin loses youthful firmness, and creases may form beside the mouth and nose. This collagen depletion can also lead to the cheeks and temples appearing sunken or hollow. Fatty deposits may form under the chin, leading to the appearance of a double chin.

Facelift surgery consists of targeted muscles being subtly tightened, and loose or excess facial skin removed. Fatty deposits are also effectively removed by a facelift. It will restore a youthful profile and neck contour, and smooth away facial lines and wrinkles.

The main difference between the two is that a forehead lift targets just the area above your eyes, while a facelift allows you to rejuvenate your entire face.

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