Coronal Brow Lift
A coronal brow lift, more commonly referred to as a forehead lift, is a procedure used to create a more refreshed appearance to the face by removing the excess sagging skin around the forehead and repositioning underlying muscle and tissue. This leads to the correction of a heavy or sagging brow and restores a more youthful contour to the upper third of the face.
Coronal Brow Lift
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About the Procedure
The coronal brow lift is a surgical procedure used to create a more refreshed, youthful appearance in the upper third of the face region by removing excess sagging skin around the forehead and repositioning underlying muscle and tissue. This leads to a sizable correction of a heavy or sagging brow and restores a more youthful contour to the upper third of the face. Similar procedures include the endoscopic brow lift, which performs a similar operation but results in minimal scarring and quicker recovery time than other traditional brow lifts. The cost for a coronal brow lift ranges from $4000-7000. The coronal brow lift is performed by first creating a coronal incision from ear to ear following the top of the head within the hair-bearing skin. The incision is made parallel to the hairline in a beveled manner. This avoids any damage to the hair follicles. The forehead skin is then dissected, and at this point, any muscle adjustment can be made based on direct visualization of the incised region. The resulting scar is then concealed within the hair. For female patients with considerably high foreheads, an incision can be made at the front of the hairline instead of hidden within the hair. This allows the scar, while still somewhat visible, to be hidden with bangs.
A coronal brow lift rejuvenates the face above the eyes by removing excess sagging skin and repositioning underlying muscles and tissues. Brow lifts can "lift" sagging brows, eliminate deep furrows and smooth the forehead area skin.
What to Expect
A coronal brow lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess or sagging skin in the upper third of the face to restore a more youthful appearance. Coronal refers to the location of the incision, which is placed just behind the hairline from ear to ear. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a coronal brow lift.
- Stop taking blood thinning medications for 2 weeks
- Do not smoke for 4 weeks before and after the surgery
- Do not drink any alcohol for 2 days
- Do not eat or drink anything 6 hours before surgery
- General or local anesthesia with sedation
- Coronal incision from ear to ear following the top of the head several inches behind the hairline
- Excess skin is dissected and muscle adjustments are made
- Suture closure and bandages
Initial wound healing from a coronal brow lift will take from 10-14 days however it will likely take several months for a complete recovery. A protective bandage will be applied after surgery and wrapped loosely around the head to minimize swelling and bruising. Keep head in an elevated position to reduce swelling. Cool compresses may be used as well to alleviate any discomfort however ice should not be applied directly to incisions. Stitches, staples, and drains will be removed after 1 week.
The ideal candidate for a coronal brow lift has furrows or frown lines in the forehead area caused by stress, muscle activity, or inherited conditions such as a low, heavy brow or furrowed lines above the nose. This procedure is most often done on people ages 40 to 60 to reduce the visible signs of aging.
Not Recommended For
A coronal brow lift is not recommended for women with high hairlines or balding men. This procedure is also not recommended for patients with a history of male pattern baldness.
Side effects from a coronal brow lift may include scarring, swelling, hair loss, bleeding, pain, hyperesthesia, numbness, and elevation of the frontal hairline