What is forehead lift and temporal lift?
Aesthetic surgical procedures for the removal of wrinkles and sagging on the forehead and temples that occur due to environmental factors or the effect of aging are defined as forehead lift and temporal lift.
When is forehead lift and temporal lift needed?
With the advancement of age, loosening and sagging are experienced on the forehead and temples, as in other parts of the face. The transverse lines in the forehead and the vertical lines between the eyebrows begin to deepen. For this reason, it is inevitable for the eyebrows to sag down over time. This situation gives the person a tired and unhappy expression. It can also occur at a much earlier age due to malnutrition, smoking, stress, air pollution and inadequate skin care. Forehead lift and temporal lift surgery is recommended when such problems become too advanced to be overcome by non-surgical methods.
In summary, if one or more of the following conditions are present, it is beneficial to have forehead and temporal lift surgery:
- If there are horizontal and deep wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes
- If there are vertical and deep wrinkles between the two eyebrows (if there is a line that looks like a cleft)
- If the eyebrows are lower than they should be
What is the preparation process before forehead lift and temporal lift?
Before the forehead and temporal lift surgery, particular attention should be paid to certain issues. These can be listed as follows:
- First of all, every question should be discussed with the doctor and all expectations should be shared.
- The surgeon should be informed about the general health status of the patient.
- Both smoking and alcohol consumption should be stopped approximately two weeks before the surgery.
- Blood thinners such as aspirin and herbal supplements should be discontinued one week before the operation.
- If there is a drug used regularly, the surgeon should be informed.
Who is the forehead lift and temporal lift for?
Forehead lift and temporal lift are usually performed on people over the age of 40. Surgery is an ideal solution for both male and female patients, unless there is a disease that prevents surgery. If the lines on the forehead are deep, the eyebrows are drooping over the eyes, and the vertical lines between the eyebrows are clear, forehead lift and temporal lift aesthetic surgeries are often preferred.
What are the forehead and temporal lift surgery techniques?
The following methods are used in forehead lift and temporal lift:
- Endoscopic lift
- Subcutaneous lift
- Coronal lift
The plastic surgeon decides on the most appropriate technique for the patient’s condition. Sometimes these techniques can be used together.
How does the forehead lift and temporal lift process develop?
Forehead lift and temporal lift can be performed under local or general anaesthesia. However, surgeons generally prefer to perform the surgery under general anaesthesia.
- Endoscopic forehead lift/Endoscopic temporal lift
This technique is mostly used in cases where the eyebrow droop is mild. General anaesthesia, local anaesthesia or intravenous sedation can be administered according to the preference of the surgeon. The surgery takes 1.5-2 hours on average. By making 3 or 4 small incisions behind the hairline, the muscles that cause drooping of the eyebrows and deep lines in the forehead are intervened. Afterwards, the sagging skin is supported by pulling upwards. The rate of permanent correction of these problems is high in endoscopic lift surgery. In addition, the incisions are small and there is no numbness in the scalp, which is another advantage of this technique. During the endoscopic forehead lift surgery, temporal lift surgery is also performed. Endoscopic forehead lift and temporal lift technique is the most preferred method for eliminating the problems in these areas today.
- Subcutaneous Lift
In this method, which is suitable for patients with a wide forehead, the incision is made at the level of the hairline. Since the incision is at the level of the hairline, the hairline is not pulled upwards while the excess sagging skin is removed. However, the possibility of scarring on the hairline is the biggest disadvantage of this method. Those who have this type of forehead lift and temporal lift are more likely to have problems if they smoke. For this reason, it is recommended to quit smoking.
- Coronal Lift (Crown Lift)
It can also be applied to patients with excessive eyebrow droop. However, this technique is no longer preferred because of a long incision extending from one ear to the other in the upper part of the head.What is the recovery process like after forehead lift and temporal lift?It is recommended that the patient, who is administered general anaesthesia, stays in the hospital for one day after the surgery for close follow-up of the patients. It is normal to have swelling and bruising for the first few days after the surgery. It is useful to apply a cold compress to make this process comfortable. You may also experience numbness and tension for two weeks. Generally, a bandage can be applied in such a way that the eyes, nose and mouth are left open. After two days, this bandage is opened and general control and dressing are performed. The patient can return to his daily life after an average of 10 days, but it is very important for the patient to avoid vigorous activities and protect from the sun for 1-1.5 months. Depending on the lifestyle and genetic makeup of the patient, the effect of the surgery lasts for 8-10 years.
What are the complications of forehead lift and temporal lift?
As in all surgeries, some complications may occur in forehead lift and temporal lift surgeries. These rare complications can be listed as follows:
- Asymmetry in the eyebrows
- Hair loss where the scar is
- Relapse of eyebrows a few months later after the surgery
- An artificial facial expression
- Immobility in the forehead muscles (usually a temporary condition)
Can a non-surgical forehead lift be performed?
A good short-term effect can be achieved in the forehead and temple area with applications such as filler Injection and Botox, but this does not give as long and effective results as surgical forehead lift and temporal lift procedures. Due to the ease of application, Botox and filling procedures are frequently preferred today to eliminate the problems in the forehead and temple area.
How permanent is the forehead lift and temporal lift?
Surgical procedures related to forehead lift and temporal lift give extremely permanent results. The results maintain their permanence for at least 8-10 years and sometimes for a lifetime. Permanence may be even longer in the endoscopic forehead lift and temporal lift method. The permanence of the results may also vary depending on the genetic makeup and lifestyle of the patient.
What is the cost of forehead lift and temporal lift?
It is against the law in Turkey for the healthcare organisations including private practices to indicate prices online for procedures, treatments or consultations. Please contact us by calling or texting ?+90 541 334 3484 (WhatsApp available) or ☏ +90 212 257 1515 for the average cost of the procedure or any other enquiries related to the procedure. You need to send some photos to the Patient Care Coordinator to be examined by Professor Yazar to get the exact price.