The formation of wrinkles and lines in the forehead area due to aging is considered a natural process. Lines and wrinkles that occur in the forehead area and deepen over time cause the person to look more tired, old and angry than they are. In some people, although they are at a young age, the skin on the forehead and therefore the eyebrows may be drooping. Forehead lift surgery can be an effective solution for male and female patients who want to eliminate such problems.

What is Forehead Lift?

Depending on aging and the effect of time, the skin around the eyebrows, forehead and temple areas begin to lose their elasticity. The surgical procedure for lifting the eyebrows and rejuvenating the forehead area by stretching the forehead is called forehead lift aesthetics. In this context, the muscles and tissues that cause wrinkles in the forehead area can be changed and the problem can be resolved surgically.

Who Is Suitable For Forehead Lift?

Forehead lift surgery;

  • Wrinkles and lines occur in the forehead area and between the eyebrows,
  • It can be applied to people who have drooping in the temple area, and eyelids and accordingly drooping of their eyebrows.

How Is Forehead Lift Performed?

Forehead lift surgery can be performed with the traditional open approach or the endoscopic approach. The operation can be performed under local or general anesthesia. In the traditional open technique approach, a parallel incision can be made behind the natural hairline, or an incision can be made directly in front of the hairline. The forehead skin and eyebrows are separated from the underlying structures and raised upwards. Excess skin is cut off. The operation is completed by applying a suture or wire column.

Endoscopic forehead lift is a less invasive technique and is performed over a longer period of time. A few small incisions are made behind the hairline and the endoscope is placed under the skin in a position to clearly show the tissue and muscles. By inserting surgical instruments through another incision, the forehead skin is lifted and the muscles are weakened. After the forehead skin is fixed upwards, it is fixed with temporary sutures.

Before Forehead Lift Surgery

Before the forehead lift surgery, the patient is examined and the procedure to be applied is determined. The patient is informed in detail about the operation process, its post-operative period and the result to be obtained. The surgeon may recommend additional surgical methods related to the facial area to the patient when necessary. In such cases, brow lift, eyelid aesthetics, temple lift and face lift operations may be applied together. Before the operation, the use of aspirin and derivative blood thinners, ginkgo bilboa, vitamin E and Ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be discontinued. If the patient has a chronic illness or medications that he regularly uses, he should definitely inform his doctor about them.

Healing Process After Forehead Lift Surgery

After the forehead lift surgery, dressings can be applied to the face and head, to the mouth and nose, to ensure that the tissues remain where they should be during the healing process and to reduce the formation of edema. This dressing is usually replaced with an elastic bandage the day after the operation and the patient is asked to continue using it for a few days.

In the early period after forehead lift surgery, edema may occur in and around the incisions, as well as bruising and swelling in the area around the eyes and on the forehead. The resulting edema usually starts to decrease after ten days from the operation. In order to reduce edema formation, it is recommended to apply cold compresses and keep the head elevated for the first few days following the operation. Although the feeling of numbness and tension varies from person to person, it usually resolves within 2 weeks. However, patient should stay away from strenuous activities, sun, heavy exercises and impact for 3 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions About Forehead Lift Aesthetics

When is the return to normal life after forehead lift surgery?

In general, it is possible for patients to return to work and start applying make-up two weeks after the operation.

Can forehead lift surgery be performed on men?

It can also be applied to men if it is needed and there is no obstacle to surgery.

Which technique is used for forehead lift surgery?

Open or endoscopic technique can be applied. The technique to be applied is determined for the patient.

Is there a risk of infection after forehead lift surgery?

Although there is a risk of infection after all surgical interventions, this risk can be reduced by regular use of prescribed antibiotics.