What’s the Difference Between a Forehead Lift vs. Brow Lift?

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As we age, our faces often show signs of wear and tear, especially in the forehead area. Two popular cosmetic surgery procedures that address these concerns are forehead lifts and brow lifts. But what’s the difference between the two? Some people use the terms interchangeably but there is a difference.

What is a Forehead Lift?

A forehead lift is a surgical procedure that targets the upper portion of the face, specifically the forehead and eyebrow area. This procedure is designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, creases, and sagging skin on the forehead. It can also smooth the skin on the forehead area.

What is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure that targets the eyebrows and the area between them. This procedure is designed to lift and reposition the eyebrows to a more youthful and natural position while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines. A brow lift can be performed using different techniques including an endoscopic brow lift which is less invasive and requires smaller incisions than a traditional brow lift.

Key Differences Between Forehead Lifts and Brow Lifts

While forehead lifts and brow lifts share some similarities, there are a few key differences between the two procedures:

  • Area of focus: A forehead lift targets the entire forehead area, including the upper eyelids and the temples. A brow lift specifically targets the eyebrows and the area between them.
  • Incision size and placement: A forehead lift typically requires a longer incision that runs across the hairline. A brow lift can be performed using smaller incisions in the scalp or in the natural creases of the forehead.
  • Muscle involvement: A forehead lift involves lifting and tightening the forehead muscles. A brow lift focuses on repositioning the eyebrow muscles and tissue.
  • Results: A forehead lift can produce a more dramatic change in the appearance of the forehead, while a brow lift produces a more subtle and natural-looking result.

Which Procedure is Right for Me?

Determining which procedure is right for you will depend on your individual needs and goals. If you’re primarily concerned with sagging skin and wrinkles on your forehead, a forehead lift may be the best option. If you are more concerned with the position of your eyebrows and the appearance of frown lines, a brow lift may be a better choice.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you’re considering a forehead or brow lift, scheduling a consultation at Dr. Bonaparte Facial Plastic Surgery in Ottawa, Canada is a perfect next step. During your consultation, Dr. Bonaparte will evaluate your individual needs and recommend the best treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.

To schedule a consultation today, call our office at 613-369-8369 or use our online contact form.