As the skin ages, it begins to lose its elasticity resulting in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and an increasing heaviness in the eyebrows. 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 but can be performed at an earlier age. A forehead or brow lift tightens loose skin and removes the excess, forehead wrinkling and drooping brows are modified. When necessary, part of the muscle that causes vertical frown lines between the brows is also removed.
Although you should be up and about in a day or two, plan on taking it easy for at least the first week after surgery. You will probably be able to return to work within 7 to 10 days, provided it is not strenuous work. Patients who have undergone an endoscopic procedure can expect to be back at work even sooner. Vigorous physical activity including jogging, bending, heavy housework, sex, should limited for several weeks. Prolonged exposure to heat or sun should be limited for several months.