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The forehead lift can be performed under either a general anaesthetic or IV sedation. Some patients who have heavy upper eyelids actually have more of a problem with ptosis or “drooping” of the forehead. Applying an upward pressure just above your eyebrows with your fingers can demonstrate the effectiveness of a forehead lift.
Sometimes the lift can be performed with a shorter incision inside the hair at the side of the forehead. Sometimes a “transcoronal” incision made behind the hairline will render a better result. Many of the frown lines can be modified by the judicious resection of wrinkle producing muscles.
Like other areas of cosmetic surgery, it is essential to avoid over elevation as this can result in a surprised and unnatural appearance.