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Forehead Lift

Surgical procedure

The Forehead Lift method must be tailored to the individual patients needs. The principle of this procedure is to elevate the eyebrows in order to correct abnormally low eyebrows to their correct position. The incisions for brow lifting are hidden within the hair by placing them a few centimeters behind the frontal hairline. The face and eyelids are not tightened by a forehead lift, although the upper lid skin may be stretched.

In case of high hairline, the incision may be placed just at the hairline, to avoid adding even more height to the forehead. In case of patients who are bald or losing hair, a mid-scalp incision that follows the natural pattern of the skull bones is sometimes recommended. By wearing your hair down on your forehead, most such scars become relatively hidden. Special planning is sometimes necessary for concealing the scar in male patients, whose hairstyles often don't lend themselves as well to incision coverage.

If you are bald or have thinning hair, a mid-scalp incision is recommend so the result of scar follows the natural junction of two bones in your skull and is more effective in your appearance.

Working through the incision, the skin of the forehead is carefully lifted so that the underlying tissue can be removed and the muscles of the forehead can be altered or released. The eyebrows may also be elevated and excess skin at the incision point will be trimmed away to help create a smoother, more effective in appearance.


Patients may experience some numbness and temporary discomfort around the incision, which can be controlled with prescription medication. As the nerves heal, numbness on the top of your scalp may be replaced by itching. These sensations may take as long as six months to fully disappear.

Duration of Operation:

One Hour

Possible Risks and Complications

The possible main risks are swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, scarring and numbness, or change in sensation.
The problem unique to this operation is damage nerves on the scalp, resulting in numbness behind the incision. This risk is reduced but not eliminated with endoscopic forehead lifting.

Another problem is scar stretching. Because scars do not grow hair, this may be noticeable in those with thin hair. This may be treated surgically by removing the wide scar tissue so a new, thinner scar may result.

Side Effects

The severity and duration of such side effects may vary, especially if another cosmetic procedure was performed at the same time.

Loss of sensation along the incision area is common occur and usually temporary.

Also, in some patients, hair loss may occur along the scar edges.

After Care

If bandages were used, they will be removed a day or two after surgery.

Recovery Time

The recovery takes one to two weeks. Most people are back to work within a week or two.

Hospital Admission

One night admission to hospital.


General Anesthesia (you are asleep)

Post Operative Care

For at least 2-3 weeks you should limit strenuous activities such as jogging, bending, heavy housework, sex, or any activity that increases your blood pressure. Prolonged exposure to heat or sun should be limited for several months.

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