Before the Surgery
Before the forehead lift surgery is conducted, the surgeon examines the patient’s
forehead. The surgeon provides thorough preoperative instructions, takes a detailed
medical history, answers any questions the patient may have and performs a physical
examination to determine the patient’s fitness for surgery.
There might be some lifestyle changes the patient may have to make before the surgery.
For instance, the patient may be asked to quit smoking, at least temporarily. The patient
can also be asked to avoid alcohol and some medications. People who regularly take
any anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin will be asked to stop it for a specified period
before the surgery. These medicines are known to cause increased bleeding.
During the Surgery
The sections of hair will be held away from the surgery area. Local anaesthesia along
with sedation is usually used during a brow lift surgery. At the time of the procedure, the
tissues and muscles that cause the drooping are transformed to smoothen the forehead,
reduce frown lines, and raise the eyebrows. After removing excess tissue, skin, and
muscle, the surgeon closes the incision with stitches. The hair and face are washed to
avoid irritation in the scalp skin.
The treated area is enfolded with a sterile padding and an elastic bandage to avoid
swelling and bleeding. After the completion of the surgery, the patient is taken into a
recovery area where they are closely monitored.
After the Surgery
The patient will have sutures and dressing on the forehead for the first couple of days
after surgery. The recovery time period differs from patient to patient. However, for a
speedy and safe recovery process, the patient should apply ice pack to minimise swelling
and take the necessary doctor-prescribed painkillers.
After the surgery, doctors may also ask the patient to avoid any strenuous activities for
two weeks, such as heavy weights lifting, swimming, or jogging. Moreover, patients are
advised not to shower or wash hair until the bandages are removed. The patient is also
required to keep the head elevated with pillows for at least two days after the procedure.
After the stitches are removed, (in approximately one to two weeks), the patient can
return to work or their usual routine.
Though the results of forehead lift surgery are unique to each patient, one can expect to
get the following benefits:
- Better positioned eyebrows to suit the face
- Fewer wrinkles and lines around the forehead
- Youthful look
- Correction of droopy or uneven eyebrows