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Forehead Lift

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With age, it’s common to see drooping eyebrows and furrows or wrinkles across the forehead. This can lead to self-esteem issues as well as contribute to a tired or angry appearance, even when patients feel well-rested and happy. Thankfully, forehead lifts can help, offering long-lasting results with a more youthful and rejuvenated look. In the Detroit area, many patients choose Dr. Rouchdi Rifai for their forehead lifts. With over thirty years of experience, Dr. Rifai offers excellent results tailored to each patient’s preferences.

What is a Forehead Lift?

A forehead lift is a surgical procedure intended to address signs of aging on the forehead and upper face. Forehead lifts are also referred to as brow lifts. The procedure is intended to correct:

  • Deep-set lines and wrinkles across the forehead
  • Frown lines
  • Drooping or sagging eyebrows

How is a Forehead Lift Performed?

At Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Rifai offers forehead lifts as an outpatient surgery performed using IV sedation. This minimizes recovery time and risks involved in the procedure. On average, a forehead lift takes about one hour to complete.

Forehead lifts are completed by making small incisions at the hairline. This allows for minimal scarring that is well-concealed by the hair. Through these incisions, the muscles and underlying tissues of the area are repositioned for a smoother and more youthful appearance. Excess skin can also be removed. Once these steps are completed, the incisions are closed using sutures.

Who is a Candidate for a Forehead Lift?

Candidates for forehead lifts typically see advanced signs of aging in the forehead area. This can include sagging skin, drooping eyebrows, and deep-set wrinkles. Patients may see these signs of aging due to a range of factors, including:

  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Sun damage
  • Repetitive facial expressions

It is important to note that a forehead lift only addresses signs of aging in the upper portions of the face. For this reason, patients may opt to pair a forehead lift with other procedures such as a facelift or eyelid lift for more complete rejuvenation. During a consultation, Dr. Rifai will explain your best options to meet your goal results.

It is also important for forehead lift patients to be in overall good health. This includes refraining from smoking or taking blood-thinning or anti-inflammatory medications and supplements. During a consultation appointment, Dr. Rifai will review your health history to ensure that you are a safe candidate for forehead lift surgery.

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Meet Dr. Rifai

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.

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Recovery After a Forehead Lift

Patients can immediately return home after their forehead lift surgery. Common side effects include bruising, redness, and some swelling. Patients may feel some soreness, and headaches are not uncommon in the early stages of healing. Dr. Rifai can prescribe pain medication to maintain your comfort, especially in the first week after surgery. Most patients require at least a week of downtime before returning to non-strenuous routines. Exercise can be resumed about six weeks after a forehead lift.

What Our Patients Say

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- LL

“I love my experience’s at Birmingham Cosmetics. Kaitlyn is amazing with injections. I get an improved look without being overdone. Brittany gives a great hydro glow facial and she does an excellent job on dermaplaning. It is a truly pampered experience and I always feel refreshed afterwards. Thank you for the awesome care you take with me.”

- ES

“Katelyn has done such an amazing job. She is so easy to talk to while being thorough and informative, always keeping me in the loop with what she is doing. I always felt comfortable and felt like she really cared about what was best for me. I cannot wait for my next appointment with her and would recommend her to anyone looking to be in the best of hands.”

- DM

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about forehead lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rouchdi Rifai. Call Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery at (248) 723-9370 or contact us online.

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