Complications of forehead lift

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Nov;21(4):619-24. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2013.07.006.


Complications and prevention of complications in brow lift are presented. A discussion of anatomic features of the brow introduces the article in keeping with the focus that a thorough understanding of the anatomy, patient variations, and potential complications is requisite for surgeons performing forehead rejuvenation. The varying approaches to brow lift are discussed. Complications reviewed are bleeding, nerve injury, scarring, alopecia, brow asymmetry, and brow elevation overcorrection or undercorrection.

Keywords: Brow lift; Brow rejuvenation; Complications in cosmetic surgery; Forehead anatomy; Forehead lift.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Forehead / anatomy & histology
  • Forehead / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
  • Preoperative Care / methods
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Rhytidoplasty / methods*