Can forehead contouring surgery be performed without having brow lift, what would the effect be?? Would it be Loose skin due to the amount of bone that would be reduced?
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Forehead contouring via hidden incisions
The bony brow can certainly be contoured for those individuals with prominent bony brows. Other bony projections or "osteomas" can be contoured as well. This is done through minimal access incisions hidden behind the hairline. After the procedure, the skin redrapes normally, so not to worry.
without making a complete hairline incision, however the superior
exposure afforded by the browlift incision is usually indicated.
Forehead Contouring Without Lift
Forehead contouring can be performed without a lift. The most common reasons would be to correct a contour irregularity of the bone from surgery or trauma, to "burr" down a prominent supra-orbital bony rim, or to resect/weaken the frontalis, currogator supercilli, and procerus muscles to treat wrinkles. If the brow position or hairline do not need repositioning, they can be left in place. The forehead can also be contoured for reconstructive reasons via the same approache.
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I frequently do forehead contouring, usually to reduce the fullness over the eyebrows, and have never had a problem with post-operative loose skin. The skin will re-drape very nicely after the procedure. A brow lift is not necessary and should be avoided if the brows are in the proper position.