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Atlanta/Buckhead

2140 Peachtree Road, NW
Suite 360
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Gainesville

1485 Jesse Jewel Parkway
Suite 220A
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Dawsonville

81 Northside Dawson Dr.
Suite 203
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Cumming

1100 Northside Forsyth Drive
Suite 490
Cumming, GA 30041

Alpharetta

3330 Preston Ridge Road
Suite 240
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Alpharetta Surgery Center

2365 Old Milton Parkway
Suite 300
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Johns Creek/Suwanee

6916 McGinnis Ferry Road
Suite 100
Suwanee, GA 30024

East Cobb

1121 Johnson Ferry Road
Suite 420
Marietta, GA 30068

Windy Hill

1995 North Park Place
Suite 550
Atlanta, GA 30339

Newnan

710 Newnan Crossing Bypass
Suite E
Newnan, GA 30263

White Oak in Newnan

1595 East Highway 34
Newnan, GA 30265

Peachtree City

4000 Shakerag Hill
Suite 204
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Buford

3425 Buford Drive
Suite 350
Buford, GA 30519

Lawrenceville

1960 Riverside Parkway
Suite 101
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Stockbridge

1050 Eagles Landing Parkway
Ste #202
Stockbridge, Ga 30281

Snellville

1700 Tree Lane
Ste #390
Snellville, GA 30078

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Forehead Lift Surgery

The effects of aging are inevitable, and, often, the brow and forehead area show the first signs. The skin begins to lose its elasticity. Sun, wind, and the pull of gravity all affect the face, resulting in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and an increasing heaviness of the eyebrows. Even people in their thirties may have faces that look older than their years. You're tired, angry, or sad expression may not reflect how you actually feel. As a result, many people have opted for a procedure known as the forehead lift. Based on variations in how men and women age and on new advances in medical technology, different methods are used to perform this procedure.

If you are wondering how a forehead lift could improve your appearance, you need to know how these procedures are performed and what you can expect. This pamphlet can address many of your concerns and provide you the information you need to begin considering forehead surgery.

Successful facial plastic surgery is a result of good rapport between patient and surgeon. Trust, based on realistic expectations and exacting medical expertise, develops in the consulting stages before surgery. Your surgeon can answer specific questions about your specific needs.

Is a Forehead Lift for you?

As with all elective surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. When our Georgia forehead lift surgeons tighten loose skin and removes the excess, forehead wrinkling and drooping brows are modified. The procedure is called a forehead lift or brow lift. If necessary, the surgeon removes part of the muscle that causes vertical frown lines between the brows. The result can be a smoother brow and a more youthful expression. To see what a forehead lift can do for your face, put your hands above your brows and outside the edges of your eyes and gently raise the skin upwards. Forehead lifts are an option if you have a sagging brow or deep furrows between the eyes. This procedure is usually done between age forty and sixty-five, although it may be necessary at an earlier age.

Incisions can be placed at the hairline, behind the hairline, or in some cases, above the brow or in the mid-forehead. Our Georgia forehead lift surgeons can help you select the best technique suited to your particular situation.

Making the Decision for a Forehead Lift

Whether you are having surgery for functional or cosmetic reasons, your choice of a qualified facial plastic surgeon is of paramount importance. During the consultation, , the surgeon will examine your facial structure, the condition of your skin, and your hairline in order to decide where incisions should be made. A thorough medical history will be obtained so that your surgeon can consider any medical conditions that may heighten surgical risks. A detailed description of the procedure will also include a discussion of risk involved.

After the decision to proceed with forehead lift surgery is made, our Georgia forehead lift surgeons will describe the technique indicated, the type of anesthesia, the surgical facility, any additional surgery, and the risks and costs.

The main difference among the various options for forehead lifting consists of the placement of the incision.

The original technique is the coronal incision, which is made slightly behind the natural hairline. An alternative is the pre-trichial incision. This is similar to the coronal incision except that the mid-portion of the incision is made directly at the hairline. This incision generally heals favorably and has the advantage of lowering the hairline. The disadvantage could be noticeable scarring. An option is to place the incision within the midforehead creases. This is primarily used in men with deep pre-existing forehead lines.

The newest approach is endoscopic surgery. Several small one-half-inch to one-inch incisions are placed just behind the hairline. Although, this technique may require more surgery time, it is less invasive and results in a smaller chance of temporary scalp numbness.

This procedure takes between one to two hours to perform. It is most commonly performed under IV sedation or twilight anesthesia.

You will experience a certain amount of swelling and bruising in the 10-day period following surgery. In some patients, this condition may include the cheek and eye area as well as the forehead. You will be advised to keep your head elevated in order to reduce swelling. Cold compresses may further reduce swelling. As the incisions heal, you may experience some numbness as well as itching, both of which will diminish with time. The sutures are usually removed within seven to 10 days following surgery. If bandages have been used, they are removed in one to three days. It is important to follow the advice of your surgeon on resuming normal activities. For most patients, the recovery time will not exceed two weeks, but patients may still be advised to avoid strenuous activities for longer periods. Any prolonged bruising can be camouflaged with standard make-up techniques.

Not infrequently, a brow lift is combined with blepharoplasty (an eyelid tuck) or face lift to provide a harmonious rejuvenation.

Facial plastic surgery makes it possible to correct many facial flaws and signs of premature aging that can undermine self-confidence. By changing how you look, cosmetic surgery can help change how you feel about yourself

Insurance does not generally cover surgery that is purely for cosmetic reasons. Surgery to correct or improve sagging foreheads and brows which interfere with vision may be reimbursable in whole or in part. It is the patient's responsibility to check with the insurance carrier for information on the degree of coverage.

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"Dr. Joseph, thank you for being so attentive to our little girl. She told all her friends that a Princess took out her tonsils, (she says you look like Princess Jasmine). From day one- We felt safe with you as her surgeon. As a parent, it was such a relief to know she was being cared for and felt a sense of security in your care."

- Georgette, Newnan, GA

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