What is a forehead lift?
This surgical procedure deals with the treatment of saggy skin of the forehead. It is used to tighten the skin and the wrinkles on the forehead that gives a more youthful look. With the help of this surgery, your eyes also look lifted and give a firm appearance to the forehead. In this procedure, the loose skin and muscles got tighten.
Sometimes excess skin is also removed in this procedure. The main reason behind this loose skin is that with the passage of time, the skin continuously loses its elasticity, and the muscles and tissues are also affected by the age factor. This surgery can be done alone and also with other surgeries like eyelid surgery and brow lift etc.
General anesthesia will be given in this surgical procedure. The hair will be kept away during the whole surgical procedure. An incision (general method) or small incisions (if using the endoscope-a large narrow tube having a camera on its end) will be made by the doctor from the top of the forehead to the ear in a headphone shape. If you are bald, then the incisions will be made in the center of the scalp. Then to keep the skin in the appropriate position, dissolvable implants are used, or the technique of endoscopy may be used during the surgery.
The stitches will then be closed after the removal of all unwanted tissues, saggy muscles, and excess skin. For an even look, this surgical procedure is used on both sides.
There is a wide range of advantages offered by this cosmetic surgery procedure. Here is a list of some benefits that come under that range;
- It gives you a more younger look.
- It improves the aesthetic beauty.
- It enhances the overall appearance of the face.
- It treats the aging look of the forehead.
- It reduces the wrinkles of the face.
Risks and complications
Like every other surgical procedure, there are many risks and complications are associated with a forehead lift. Some of the complications are normal, but some rare symptoms may come into existence due to negligence or poor methodology. You should visit a qualified and experienced surgeon to avoid the risk of complications. So here is a list of some risks that you should take into account while planning for this surgery;
- Numbness and swelling around the surgical area.
- Discomfort and pain.
- Excess of bleeding.
- Infection in the scar.
- Chance of nerve-damaging.
Recovery and Instructions
If you are planning for this surgery, you should have to select a registered surgeon. Leave smoking until the completion of recovery. Don’t hesitate to ask anything from the doctor. Tell him about your medical history and goals and try to set realistic goals.
For rapid recovery, try to take maximum rest. Follow every instruction of the doctor. Visit every post-meeting for a check-up and take medicine regularly to avoid pain and swelling.