Are there large risks in getting a forehead lift? Does it have the same potential for paralyzing muscles that botox has?
A forehead lift is a relatively safe procedure. The trick to safety is making sure that two sets of nerves are well protected during surgery. The first nerve is the frontal branch of the facial nerve. These nerves, one on each side of the forehead towards the temple, is responsible for controlling the muscles of the forehead. Injury to this nerve can result in an inability to elevate the brow much like the effects seen with the use of Botox or Dysport. Fortunately, this injury is not a common one and is usually temporary in nature.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld