Forehead Lift Frequently Asked Questions
Do you perform endoscopic forehead lifts?
Yes. Dr. Steiger is extensively trained on the latest, most advanced endoscopic techniques, which is a great benefit to his patients. He performs many endoscopic procedures including endoscopic brow-lifts and endoscopic mid-face lifts.
Am I a candidate for an endoscopic forehead lift?
Assuming that you are in good health with realistic expectations you may be an excellent candidate for this procedure. Dr. Steiger always aims to achieve a natural look, avoiding the “surprised” look. During your consultation, Dr. Steiger will thoroughly evaluate your aging-pattern and recommend the procedure that will best fit your needs.
How will you determine which type of brow-lift is best for me?
There are many factors to consider when determining the type of lift that will suit you best. This includes the shape of your eyebrow, its position, the amount of forehead wrinkles/furrows, gender, the positions of your hairline, and the density of your hair. Dr. Steiger takes all these factors into consideration to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
Are the incisions visible?
Brow-lift incisions are strategically placed in order to hide and/or camouflage them. The incisions are most frequently hidden within the hairline and are not visible. In patients with no hair or receding hairlines, incisions are hidden within existing creases or in regions where there is no hair loss and are not at risk for future hair loss.
I have frown lines in my forehead, but do not want to return for Botox several times a year, can something permanent be done?
Yes. When performing a forehead lift, the muscles (corrugator muscles) responsible for the frown lines can be removed or weakened at the same time. The permanency of this depends upon the approach used. An endoscopic approach weakens the muscles by cutting them, but will not remove them completely. The muscles are completely removed in an open approach, which will achieve a more permanent reduction.
The corners of my eyebrows are sagging, is there a way to correct this?
Yes. This is called lateral hooding, which is one of the most common signs of an aging forehead. A temple lift (lateral brow-lift) is performed to correct this and achieve a more natural, youthful appearance.
Dr. Jacob D Steiger MD is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. He practices in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida treating patients from Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, as well as patients from all over the US and from around the world.