Procedure – Forehead lift includes raising the eyebrows and the temple area. The point of this procedure is to minimize wrinkles by correcting sagging skin. The surgical method is quiet similar to the brow lift technique, see above.
Forehead lifts are usually done in conjunction with a full face lift, in order to give the face an overall refreshed look. Forehead lifts can be done separately, depending on the result the patient would like to achieve.
- Duration – 1,5 – 2 hours.
- Anethesia – general anesthesia.
- Hospital stay – same day leave or 1 night.
Risks and side effects – In rare cases the nerves can be damaged above the eyes, on both sides or just above one eye. Scar formation is rare, but it is a possible complication which should be considered. The scar can be removed which will result in a smaller scar. Along the hair line where the incisions were made, the hair may begin to fall out. This is not reversible. Temporary sensation loss is possible, most of the time sensation is regained, but rarely it could become permanent.
Physical work/sports can be done – Only after several weeks of rest. Any sort of physical activity that raises the blood pressure should be avoided. Excessive exposure to the sun should be avoided at all costs for the first few months.