A forehead lift is a surgical procedure performed with the need for local anesthesia to correct sagging skin of the forehead, eyebrows, and upper eyelids, and for those over the age of forty.
A forehead lift removes or alters the muscles and skin that cause signs of aging such as drooping eyebrows, “covering” eyelids, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines.
In cases of severe sagging and excess skin, it is best to remove the excess tissue in the scalp with incisions between the ears. Although hair can be cut close to the forehead, large areas of hair will not be shaved.
After the forehead lifting operation
The patient is followed up for one day in the hospital after a forehead lift. With regard to swelling and edema in the face area, it is normal and will disappear within 7-10.
The surgery can also be performed alone or with alternative procedures such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.
The surgery can be performed in a specialist’s office, an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital.
It is usually performed on an outpatient basis, without an overnight stay. You are given a local anesthetic so that you do not feel pain.
. You may also be given medication to relieve the pain. Throughout the procedure, you may feel some tension in your forehead and skin pores and possibly feel some pain.
Sections of hair will be kept away from the surgical area. The hair directly in front of the haircut may need to be cut, but large areas of hair will not be shaved.
The surgeon will make a surgical cut (incision) at the level of the ear. This cut will continue across the top of the forehead at the hairline so the forehead doesn’t look too high. If you are bald, the surgeon may use a cut in the middle of the scalp to avoid a visible scar. Some surgeons use multiple small incisions and perform the surgery using an endoscope (a long, thin instrument with a small camera on the end).
After removing excess tissue, skin, and muscle
The doctor will approach the reduction with stitches or staples.
Wash your hair and face so that the scalp is not irritated, before applying bandages