The first signs of aging are sagging eyebrows and wrinkling of the forehead, which spoils the youthful appearance of the skin. Low eyebrows that leave a tired impression on the face and a wrinkled forehead may affect a person's social life. A process called forehead lifting involves the lifting of saggy eyebrows and related forehead wrinkles that occur with aging. It aims to give the face a more active expression.
The first step in deciding on a forehead lift surgery is to consult your plastic surgeon. After determining whether you have any health problems, your doctor will determine the most suitable procedure for you by examining your skin structure, scalp, and facial features.
The surgeon performs the forehead lift surgery in the operating room environment. The surgery involves the use of general anesthesia. For this reason, people are evaluated by an anesthesiologist before the surgery. In the forehead lift operation, scalp incisions are must-haves. This approach is also recommended to avoid any obvious surgical scars after the procedure. Excess skin on the forehead is then removed, and the muscles contributing to wrinkles are weakened. It is an aesthetic procedure that is frequently used and has a high success rate.
After the operation, swelling and bruises are expected on the forehead. To reduce this bruising and swelling, the head should be lifted, and cold compresses should be applied.
An average forehead lift takes one to one and a half hours.
Swelling, bruising and mild pain are possible side effects of forehead lift surgery, especially in the first 3-4 days. Your doctor will treat these pains with analgesics. After dressing and the controls on the fourth day, you can continue your social life and return to your normal life.