Are there large risks in getting a forehead lift? Does it have the same potential for paralyzing muscles that botox has?

The risks in an endoscopic forehead lift include the risks of anesthesia, risk of infection (we provide antibiotics to decrease this risk), bleeding (avoidance of aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain homeopathic medications decrease this risk; management of blood pressure also decreases this risk). Other risks include temporary loss of hair at incision sites, numbness, hematoma (collection of bloody fluid), and paralysis of the forehead muscles. Though these risks are small, it is important to discuss the risks during consultation and prior to surgery as well as when reviewing the informed consent form.

Posted by Rami K. Batniji, M.D., F.A.C.S.