Endobrow lift; Open browlift; Temporal lift
Occasionally, forehead lifts will make it difficult to raise the eyebrows or wrinkle the forehead on one or both sides. If this happens, you might need more surgery to make both sides even. If you have already had plastic surgery to lift your upper eyelids, a forehead lift is not recommended because it could limit closing the eyelids.
In most people, the incision for the forehead lift is underneath the hairline. If you have a high or receding hairline, you may be able to see a thin scar after surgery, and you'll need to style your hair so that it partially covers your forehead.
If the forehead skin is pulled too tightly or there is excessive swelling, a broad scar may form. In some cases hair loss may occur along the scar edges. This can be treated by surgically removing the scar tissue or areas of hair loss so a new scar can form. Permanent hair loss after a forehead lift is rare.
Medical conditions that could cause problems during or after surgery:
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