Forehead Lift in Sugar Land, TX

Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery offers the highest quality of care for patients interested in undergoing a forehead lift procedure in Sugar Land, Texas, and Houston, Texas. Forehead lift, also known as brow lift, helps to reduce the appearance of ptosis, or drooping, of the forehead, bridge of the nose and the eyelids. Age, stress and genetics often cause unpleasant lines, wrinkles and creases in the forehead area making a person appear tired or even angry. The forehead lift procedure helps remove the lines and give the eyes a more open, pleasant appearance. Because the forehead lift procedure is very versatile, Dr. Stapenhorst is able to develop a customized treatment plan for each patient.

What happens during the forehead lift procedure?

Dr. David Stapenhorst uses a variety of different incisions for the procedure depending on the needs of the patient. If fat deposits need to be removed, he may also use an endoscopic approach. After administering a general anesthesia, the incisions are made along the scalp in the hairline. This ensures that any scars are well hidden. Some cases may require incisions in the forehead and the upper eyelids. The muscles and tissue of the forehead may be lifted and attached to the bone. Excess skin and fat may also be removed. The incisions are closed with sutures.

When can normal activities resume after undergoing a forehead lift from Dr. David Stapenhorst?

Dr. Stapenhorst advises his patients to rest for a few days after the forehead lift procedure. Lifting, bending and other strenuous activities should be avoided during the healing period. Smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke should be avoided during the healing process. Makeup should not be used for at least one week after the procedure.

Is there any pain associated with the forehead lift procedure?

Dr. David Stapenhorst advises his patients that they may experience discomfort, swelling and bruising after the forehead lift procedure. Elevating the head helps reduce swelling and the bruising should resolve within two weeks. Dr. Stapenhorst advises his patients that the forehead may feel numb for several months after the procedure.

How much does a forehead lift cost in Sugar Land, TX?

Signature Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Stapenhorst specializes in cosmetic surgery; visit our other facial procedures pages including lip augmentation, nose surgery and facial implants.

Dear Patients,

I am announcing the closure of my practice, Signature Plastic Surgery. Effective December 31, 2022, I
will be moving on to a new practice opportunity. I have enjoyed serving the people of Sugar Land since
2008. This has been a difficult decision for me to make, but I am looking forward to the new
opportunity, and I know that I will look back fondly on the past 14 years.
If you are a current patient, your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to
another physician of your choice, or released to you only with your permission. You may send an e-mail
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David P. Stapenhorst, MD, FACS