Forehead lift surgery is used to raise eyebrows and reduce permanent wrinkles in the forehead area to create a more beautiful and youthful face. The presence of frown lines on people’s foreheads causes the person to look angry or frowning, and with the help of this surgery and reducing these lines and raising the eyebrows, the patient will find a kind and cheerful face. Depending on the need, sometimes forehead lift surgery is performed together with face lift surgery.
During the forehead lift operation, stretched skin and muscles and excess tissues are removed and restored, and wrinkles and lines on the patient’s forehead are greatly reduced. This surgery can be performed either open or endoscopic, and the decision is based on the patient’s age, forehead height, hairline, eyebrow position, and skin type.
Undoubtedly, plastic and cosmetic surgeons have special training and expertise in this field.
Duration of surgery
On average, it takes 1.5 to 2 hours.
This surgery can be performed under local anesthesia and short drowsiness, but based on the conditions of each patient and the need to perform simultaneous surgery on other parts of the face, it is also performed under general anesthesia.
In most cases, the patient is discharged a few hours after the surgery and after tolerating the liquid diet.
Transient bruising and swelling, burning sensation at the surgical site are side effects of this surgery.
Possible side effects of forehead lift surgery include the following
- Damage to the frontal nerve
- Temporary disorder of frontal muscle
- Permanent anesthesia of the surgical incision site
- Surgical incision line scar
You will return to work within a few days. If there is a need to remove stitches, it is done between 7 and 10 days after the operation. Avoid vigorous activities for 3 weeks. Your bruising and swelling will go away within 2 to 3 weeks. During the first few months after surgery, avoid direct contact with sunlight.
The results of this surgery usually last between 8 and 10 years.