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Forehead Lift Surgery - Understanding the Procedure
Dr. Kincaid - Temecula, Inland Empire, San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Forehead/Brow Lift Information provided by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Stuart Kincaid has years of experience helping San Diego, Inland Empire and Temecula browlift patients achieve the facial look they desire. He has created this page to better explain the procedure and included pictures to help patients better understand the procedure.

How is my plastic surgeon able to improve my frown lines and the position of my eyebrows?

In many instances, an incision is made across the top of the scalp, beginning above the ears and hidden within the hair. Sometimes, the incision may be placed at the front of the hairline or, in some cases, toward the middle of the scalp. The incision is designed to be inconspicuous when healed. Through the forehead lift incision, your plastic surgeon can modify or remove parts of the muscles that cause wrinkling and frown lines, remove excess skin, and lift your eyebrows to a more pleasing level.

Forehead Lift - Eyebrow Position In many instances, an incision is made across the top of the scalp, beginning above the ears and hidden within the hair.

Plastic surgeon, Dr. Kincaid can also use another forehead lift technique, which uses an endoscope a long, thin tube with a light on the end, attached to a video camera. The endoscope is inserted through several tiny incisions in the scalp and allows the plastic surgeon to see and work on the various internal structures of the forehead. The endoscopic technique has the advantage of requiring very minimal incisions, but it may not be equally beneficial for all patients. In some instances, alternate methods may be preferable, or a combination of endoscopic and other techniques may be used.

Forehead Lift - Endoscope Another forehead lift technique uses an endoscope which is inserted through several tiny incisions in the scalp. The placement of incisions may vary.

Sometimes, if your main concern is frown lines between your eyebrows or across the top of your nose, a limited endoscopic procedure to correct these problems can be done. Alternatively, if you are having upper eyelid surgery performed to remove excess skin, it may be possible to treat your frown lines by the same upper eyelid incisions.

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