Focusing on the area above the eyebrows, the forehead lift aims to reposition the muscles and tissues of the forehead that naturally droop with age. It creates a younger-look upper face.
A forehead lift technique is the coronal lift. Depending on the hairline and the amount of excess skin, an incision along the hairline or in the hair area is used (known as coronal lift). The procedure eliminates the redundant skin and weakens the forehead muscles.The coronal brow lift can pinpoint specific regions of the brow to correct. The effect of this procedure lasts 10 years or longer. Most surgeons suggest Botox after surgery to fill in leftover lines.Recovery time is often longer than the endoscopic brow lift due to the size of the incision.
The incision lines from a forehead lift are well concealed within the hair or natural contours of the face unless they are placed at the hairline to shorten the forehead.
Results appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal smoother forehead skin and a more youthful, restful appearance.
Often, the forehead and eyebrows can be rejuvenated with non-surgical efforts using a variety of other techniques, such as botox, fillers, dedicated skin care and skin resurfacing.
Anesthetic: general anesthetic
Duration of the procedure.: 2-3 hours
Generally the hospital stay: 1 day and the proposed stay in Cyprus: 4 days after surgery
Stitch removal: 2 weeks after surgery
Important facts about the safety and risks of forehead lift surgery
The decision to have a brow lift is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable.
The risks include:
- Unfavorable scarring
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Poor wound healing
- Anesthesia risks
- Blood clots
- Correctable hair loss at the incisions
- Elevated hairline
- Facial nerve injury with weakness or paralysis
- Facial asymmetry
- Skin loss
- Numbness or other changes in skin sensation or intense itching
- Changes in skin sensation
- Eye irritation or dryness
- Eyelid disorders that involve abnormal position of the upper eyelids (eyelid ptosis), loose eyelid skin, or abnormal laxness of the lower eyelid (ectropion) can coexist with sagging forehead and eyebrow structures; brow lift surgery will not correct these disorders; additional surgery may be required
- Fluid accumulation
- Pain, which may persist
- Skin contour irregularities
- Skin discoloration and swelling
- Sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin, become visible or produce irritation that require removal
- Possibility of revisional surgery