In patients with forehead crease or patients with short brow to double eyelid crease distance, a forehead lift is an excellent procedure. There are two types of forehead lift. One is a limited incision (endoscopic) forehead lift. The other is an open or coronal incision forehead lift.
A forehead lift is a powerful procedure that will increase the distance between the brow and eyelid crease or the double eyelid fold. By increasing this distance, the eyelid will not appear puffy. In addition, the double eyelid fold will appear larger as the hooding of the skin is eliminated without having to undergo double eyelid surgery.
Furthermore, because the weight of the heavy brow skin and soft tissue is lifted up, the eyes will feel lighter. Thus, the patient will have an easier time opening the eyes.
Yet it is worthwhile to note that if the patient has eyelid ptosis, then the patient should undergo eyelid ptosis or double eyelid surgery and eyelid ptosis at the same time to correct the levator muscle weakness.
Older patients who have undergone double eyelid surgery or patient with natural double eyelid fold or crease develop hooding over time. If the hooding or sagging is minimal, then a subbrow lift can be performed.
However, a forehead lift is an excellent option if the eyelid hooding is significant or the patient has wrinkles between the eyes at the radix of the nose, or the patient would like to increase the distance between the brow and the double eyelid fold.
As mentioned, there are two types of forehead lift. The limited incision or endoscopic forehead lift will raise the lateral brow only. However, if the patient has wrinkles between the eyes at the radix of the nose, then an open forehead lift would need to be performed to raise the central aspect of the brow and forehead as well. Another advantage of an open forehead lift is that the forehead wrinkles are significantly improved.
Therefore, a forehead lift procedure is a powerful procedure that can be done with or without double eyelid surgery to achieve a youthful and natural appearance.