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Forehead Lift



Forehead Lift / Browlift / Temporal Lift

in Bangkok, Thailand

 

Forehead Lift/ Brow lift /Temporal Lift

          Forehead lift, brow lift and temporal lift’s are cosmetic surgeries to improve frown lines, vertical creases, crows feet and sagging eyebrows that develop with age. The procedures are permanent and offer significantly better and long term cheaper results than expensive short lasting Botox treatments.  These procedures significantly restore facial youthfulness and can take decades off your face. 

 

There are four methods to perform forehead, eyebrow, and temporal lift as follows:

  • Traditional forehead lift / brow lift
  • Endoscopic forehead lift / brow lift
  • Direct brow lift
  • Temporal lift

 

1. Traditional forehead lift / brow lift

          Forehead tissue and skin is moved up into the new position and muscles in the area are relaxed to correct deep frown lines. Excess tissue is cut away. The incision is located behind the frontal hairline from ear to ear so there is no visible scar. 

The operation takes 1-2 hours under general anesthesia. Recovery time is one week after surgery.

shows the incision of the traditional forehead lift/ brow lift

Picture 1. Shows the incision of the traditional forehead lift / brow lift

 

2. Endoscope forehead lift / brow lift

          The endoscopic brow lift differs from the traditional forehead lift in that it’s a minimally invasive surgery. 4 tiny incisions are made behind the hairline then an endoscope is inserted into one of the incisions to view inside the forehead. Wrinkles on the forehead  are eliminated and the position of the eyebrows is elevated.

The operation takes 1-2 hours under general anesthesia. Recovery time is one week after surgery.

Shows  the incisions of endoscopic forehead lift / brow lift

Picture 2. Shows  the incisions of endoscopic forehead lift / brow lift

 

3. Direct brow lift

          In cases where the forehead is quite high and the eyebrows are very close to the eyes, the surgeon makes an incision line as close as possible to the upper part of the eyebrow so the scar is practically invisible, then the excess skin is removed leaving the eyebrows in their new position. The direct brow quickly adjusts the shape and positioning eyebrows. The only downside is a small scar.  

shows the incision of the direct brow lift

Picture 3. Shows the incision of the direct brow lift

 

4. Temporal Lift

         The Temporal lift is a procedure that deals with the outer part of the eye such as crows feet, small wrinkles in the area and the brow being flat or slanted downwards. 

         The incision is above the ear, approximately 5 cm behind the hairline. The skin and the muscle covering one-third of the eyebrow is pulled up. Once the eyebrow curved is improved, the position is fixed with sutures.

   The operation takes 1-2 hours under local anesthesia. Recovery time is one week after surgery. 

shows incision scars of the temporary lift

Picture 4 Shows incision scars of the temporary lift

 

A Good Candidate for forehead lift / brow lift / temporal lift

  • If you have deep frown lines between the brows, ptosis eyebrows, the signs of aging in the brow region
  • If you have crows feet
  • If you have deep frown lines across your forehead
  • Physically Healthy
  • Nonsmoker

 

Preparation for forehead lift / brow lift / temporal lift

  • Consult with the surgeon to choose the most suitable option and ensure you are a good candidate.
  • Undergo a physical examination to ensure no health conditions are present which may affect the surgery.
  • Wash your hair before surgery with germicidal shampoo to prevent infection. Don’t use any chemical spray.
  • Stop some medicines that interfere with blood clotting, such as aspirin & Ibuprofen.

 

Post-operative care

  • Control pain with medication and cold compress.
  • Keep the head elevated for at least 1-2 weeks after surgery to minimize  post-op swelling and protect the healing incision.
  • A gentle hair wash two days after surgery to clean off-dry blood and prevent infection.
  • Stitches will be removed within seven days after surgery.
  • Wear a facial bandage to support the wound healing.
  • Avoid salty food to decrease swelling.
  • Follow all post-operative instructions and attend appointments.
  • Normal activities can be resumed one week after surgery. Exercise may be resumed 3-4 weeks after surgery.

 

Possible Risks and Complications

Risks and complications from forehead lift or temporal brow lift are extremely rare but are as follows:

  • Numbness
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetric eyebrows
  • Hematoma
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Poor healing

 

Recovery for forehead lift / brow lift / temporal lift

          Wound healing may take around 10-14 days. You can return to work and normal activities after 10 -14 days. The complete result will spend a few months.

 

Results of forehead lift / brow lift / temporal lift

          The procedure can widen the forehead and lift eyebrows resulting in a proportionate and youthful face. For those with downward-slanting eyebrows, the temporal lift will help elevate the brows and immediately create a curve which creates a youthful appearance.


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