There are basically two types of forehead lifts available, the classic forehead lift and the endoscopic forehead lift. The classic forehead lift is much more surgically invasive and involves a full incision made across the top of the hairline. The endoscopic forehead lift involves the use of a wand with an endoscope that allows the plastic surgeon to only make small incisions and pull up the skin through a few well-targeted spots. In both cases the scars from the incisions are concealed beneath the hairline.
The incision will stretch from one ear up along the forehead and across the hairline to the other ear. The plastic surgeon then lifts the skin of the forehead, trims it and then closes the wound with stitches or clips.
If you are getting an endoscopic forehead lift the plastic surgeon will make up to five small incisions (less than an inch in length) from the ear. An endoscope is inserted through one of the incisions, allowing the surgeon to have a clear view of the muscles and tissues beneath the skin. He will then use the images he sees on a television monitor to guide him. These wounds are then closed.