A forehead lift can make your face look and feel younger and give you the long-lasting results you are looking for.
Aging, genetics, and exposure to sunlight are just a few factors that can impact the appearance of your forehead and brow. When you want to look younger and feel more confident, you might consider undergoing a forehead lift.
You can decide if this surgery is right for you by learning how it is done and what you can expect once you are recovered.
What is Forehead Lift Surgery?
Forehead lift surgery, also called brow lift surgery, is a minimally invasive surgery that involves lifting and reshaping the forehead and brow. It is performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients can go home the same day without having to spend the night in a surgical facility.
It involves the use of either IV or general sedation. During the operation, your surgeon will make several small incisions along your hairline. He will then insert an endoscope by which to see, as well as another surgical scope that will be used to remove tissue and skin and reshape the brow. Once the surgery is finished, the incisions will be closed with surgical glue or sutures.
Most surgeries take around one to two hours. After the surgery is finished, you will be taken to the recovery unit to wake up from sedation. You will then be able to continue recovery at home.
Forehead lift surgery is performed primarily for cosmetic reasons. It eliminates wrinkles on the forehead, raises a low hanging brow, and makes the face look younger and firmer. It can also be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries like a face lift, eyelid surgery, or laser peel.
Forehead Surgery Benefits
Forehead surgery offers a number of benefits to patients who want to look younger. People who have undergone the surgery like it because it is:
- Fast and relatively simple to heal from
- Minimally invasive
- Low risk with few complications
Forehead surgery also involves minimal scarring, which can be important if you do not want others to know that you underwent a cosmetic operation. You can also go back to your normal routine typically within two weeks after your surgery.
After you go home to recuperate, it is important that you follow your doctor’s instructions for recovering well. You should avoid putting ice or heat on your face even if you experience swelling and bruising. You should also rest with your head elevated because you may have tubes in the incisions that will help drain away blood and fluid.
Your doctor may tell you to avoid strenuous exercise for at least a week after you go home. You also should follow up with your doctor and use pain relievers for discomfort. You may be able to go back to work after one to two weeks of resting at home.