Forehead Lift in Draper, Utah

So many of our facial expressions can come from the upper half of our face. Our brows can reveal a lot about the way we think and feel. Over time, however, this forehead/brow region of the face can be affected by signs of aging. Saggin, drooping, and wrinkles may begin to appear in this area, creating a tired or sad appearance unrelated to our true expressions and emotions.

Luckily, at Watterson Plastic Surgery, we are able to offer patients the forehead lift procedure to combat these signs of aging and restore the appearance of youthful expressions on the face. Dr. Watterson is proud to offer forehead lifts to patients in Draper, Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Jordan, and the entire Wasatch Front. Contact us today to request a consultation.

What Is A Forehead Lift?

A forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, is a surgical procedure that raises the eyebrows in order to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, improve the appearance of the upper eye, and tighten the muscles and skin in the area to achieve a more youthful look. This procedure can also correct sagging brows or deep furrows between the eyes to allow for a more aesthetic appearance. In some cases, this procedure can even improve vision.

What Are The Benefits Of A Forehead Lift?

A forehead lift can provide patients with many benefits, including:

  • Raising sagging eyebrows
  • Lifting or removing excess skin that hoods the upper eyelids
  • Softening wrinkles
  • Softening frown lines
  • Placing the eyebrows in a more alert position
  • Tightening the facial muscles
  • Lifting the skin
  • Eliminating wrinkles that can appear between the eyes
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Who Is the Ideal Candidate for a Forehead Lift?

Ideal candidates for a forehead lift should be in overall good health, non-smokers, and able to maintain realistic expectations regarding the results of their procedure. The forehead lift is safe and effective for most adult patients. However, patients between the ages of 40 and 65 years may see the best results since the forehead lift is beneficial to eliminating the appearance of signs of aging. Younger patients who have heavy brows or deep lines between their brows may also benefit from a forehead lift.

If you are a patient who has already had plastic surgery performed on your upper eyelids, a forehead lift will not be recommended for you as it may affect the ability to properly close your eyelids. Additionally, if you have a higher-set hairline, you may not be an eligible candidate for this procedure.

How Is A Forehead Lift Performed?

A forehead lift may be performed with or without an endoscope (an instrument that allows the plastic surgeon to view the muscles and tissues underneath the forehead skin). Dr. Watterson utilizes a surgical technique that involves a temporal lift and a subcutaneous brow lift to successfully perform this procedure, rather the endoscopic approach which would involve making small incisions in the scalp. This helps to create natural-looking results in patients, allowing them to appear expressive and more youthful.

How Long Does A Forehead Lift Take?

The forehead lift procedure can take anywhere between one to two hours.

Will My Forehead Lift Results Look Natural?

Yes. If you are a patient who is not looking for dramatic results, a forehead lift can be a great option when it comes to achieving a more alert look, enhancing the upper region of your face, and looking younger. Dr. Watterson takes great care to prioritize patient satisfaction during each procedure, focusing on a technique that delivers long-lasting, natural-looking results. Similarly, if you are a patient who wants a more dramatic change, the procedure will be customizable to your aesthetic goals, allowing for room for personalization and adjustments.

Are There Side Effects To A Forehead Lift?

Yes. Like any other surgical procedure, a forehead lift may come with several side effects, which include:

  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Headaches
  • Bruising
  • Itching

These side effects are common after a surgical procedure and should heal independently within two weeks.

Why Choose a Forehead Lift Over Non-Surgical Treatments?

While dermal fillers and injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic can all effectively eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging in the forehead or brow of the face, one thing these non-surgical treatments may lack is the actual lifting of the skin. Additionally, many non-surgical treatments cannot provide long-lasting results. If you are looking for a more permanent solution to lifting your face and improving the appearance of expressions while eliminating signs of aging, a surgical forehead lift will be the most beneficial procedure for you. When performed expertly, a forehead lift will leave patients looking more youthful for years to come.

See What Our Patients Are Saying!

“With my procedure, there was minimal pain, no scarring, and my face looks amazing. I look and feel refreshed and awake. Thank you to the Watterson Plastic Surgery team for restoring my youthful eyes and my confidence!”

What Is The Recovery Like From A Forehead Lift?

Scars will fade considerably over time and are hidden by the hair. Back to work: Two to three days, usually sooner, for endoscopic forehead lift. More strenuous activity: several weeks. Full recovery from bruising: two to three weeks. Limit sun exposure for several months.

How Long Do The Results From A Forehead Lift Last?

The results from a forehead lift can last up to 15 years. If any sagging or drooping of the skin is experienced again, patients may come back to Watterson Plastic Surgery for another forehead lift procedure to maintain their desired results.

Are There Risks To A Forehead Lift?

Although the forehead lift is safe and effective, it still can come with several risks. These include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Asymmetry
  • Damage to nerves or blood vessels in the face
  • Infection
  • Blood clotting
  • Collapsed lung
  • Hair loss around the incision area
  • Chronic facial pain
  • Numbness

Dr. Watterson will always talk with you about potential risks specific to your procedures in your consultation.

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11762 S. State St
Suite 220
Draper, UT 84020



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