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What is Forehead Lifting Surgery?

The appearance of forehead and eyebrows are significant factors at facial expression. Lifestyle, stress, bad nutrition, air pollution, inadequate skincare, gravity and mimics lead to tired expression and lines at the face; such as horizontal lines at the forehead, vertical lines between eyebrows, and eyebrow drooping.

Fixing of these conditions is possible with ‘forehead lifting’ and ‘eyebrow lifting’ surgeries. The type of surgery to be planned especially as to the person is decided in the examination.

The classical method is based on picking up the skin by cutting 4-5 cm behind the hairline and taking eyebrows to their proper positions; as for patients in need of removal of not much tissue, the procedure could be carried out right on the hairline.

If you aren’t satisfied with horizontal and vertical lines having generated at your forehead, tired and worried expression on your face and looking older than you are, YES, you are good candidate for “Forehead Lifting”.

Surgery will be performed in a full-fledged hospital and under sedation/ local or general anaesthesia. A normal surgery lasts for 2-3 hours. The procedure may be applied by not requiring to stay at the hospital for an overnight. If general anaesthesia was applied, staying at the hospital for 1 overnight is needed.

You had better share all your expectations and concerns with your doctor. During examination, you should reply to any questions to be asked about your general health condition in details and inform your doctor about your past diseases and medications you use.

Your surgery to be performed in our hospital will be carried out with sedation + under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia as to the practice. Its approximate duration is 1.5-2 hours, discharge at the same day is possible.

You will be examined and informed by an anaesthesia doctor before the forehead lifting surgery. Blood diluent medications, vitamins and factors affecting anaesthesia such as alcohol and smoking should be discontinued starting from the date foreseen by your doctor.

After the surgery, you may have mild pain but this period is generally gone through easily with the prescribed painkillers. There may be oedema and purple spots for the first few days but they don’t obstruct your daily life. A head bandage may be used, it is removed after 2 days. There may be feelings of numbness and tenseness which will distinguish in 2 weeks.