Comprehensive information about forehead lift surgery
Forehead lift is a surgery in which the sagging tissue of the forehead, eyebrows and upper eyelid is repaired. This procedure can improve the wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows.
In forehead lift surgery, the muscles and skin that have drooped due to aging and create frown lines are changed or removed. This surgery can be performed in an equipped office, ambulatory surgery center or hospital without hospitalization.
You will be awake during the procedure and will only receive local anesthesia to prevent pain and discomfort. You may receive medicine to feel more relaxed. In some cases, general anesthesia is used. During forehead lift surgery, you will feel some stretching and some discomfort. During this surgery:
- The surgical area is selected away from the hair growth area. The surgical area is selected away from the hair growth area. Most of our hair does not need to be shaved. The plastic surgery specialist starts cutting from the sides of the ears. This cut is done up to the top of the forehead and in the middle growth line so that the forehead does not look too long.
- If the patient’s head is bald, the surgeon should not be able to see the scars from the middle of the scalp. Some surgeons use multiple incisions to perform the endoscope (a long, thin instrument with a camera at the end) procedure. Special implants may be used to hold the lifted skin in place.
- After the excess tissue, skin, and muscles are removed, the plastic surgeon brings the skin together with the help of sutures and special adhesives. After the dressing is done, your hair and face will be washed. In this way, scalp irritation is prevented.
How is a forehead lift performed?
Forehead lift is performed in patients between 40 and 60 years old in order to slow down the aging process. This process can also be applicable for people who have genetic and hereditary lines and lines on the top of the nose and drooping eyebrows.
In younger people, drooping eyebrows make a person look sad, which a forehead lift can greatly improve. Also, this process can be useful for people whose eyebrows have fallen too much and has had a negative impact on their vision.
People who are suitable candidates for a forehead lift have one or more of the following:
- Deep lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal lines on the forehead
- drooping eyebrows
- Eyelids with loose texture
Complications of forehead lift
The risks and complications caused by anesthesia and surgery mainly include:
- Reaction to drugs
- Respiratory problems
- Bleeding, infection and blood clots in the veins
- The risks of forehead lift surgery include:
- Bleeding under the skin or hematoma that may require surgery and drainage.
- Damage to the facial nerves that control the facial muscles, which can be temporary or permanent.
- Wounds that do not heal well.
- Pains that do not go away.
- Numbness or other changes in facial sensation.
Sometimes a forehead lift may make it difficult to raise the eyebrows or they may not be in line. In this situation, it may be necessary to perform a repeat surgery to make both sides of the eyebrows equal. If you have had more eyelid lift surgery, it is suggested to avoid forehead lift. Because this may cause you to justify opening and closing your eyes with difficulty.
In most people, the incision can be placed below the hairline. If your hairline is long, you may see a thin scar after surgery. So make your hair in such a way that it covers your forehead.
Also, if the forehead skin is stretched too much or there is a lot of swelling, a wide scar may be formed. In some cases, hair loss occurs along the edges of the wound and heals as the scars heal. Permanent hair loss after forehead lift is very rare.