Normally, there are transverse lines on the forehead, the depth of which differs from person to person. Between the eyebrows, these lines become vertical. As with the facial skin, the forehead skin begins to loosen and sag in parallel with the progression of age and the existing lines become deeper. Over time, the eyebrows go down and a tired-looking facial expression emerges. Malnutrition, smoking, irregular lifestyle, stress, air pollution, inadequate or no skin care, the effect of gravity and facial expressions facilitate this aesthetically disturbing result.
This surgery is usually applied to male and female patients over the age of 40 who have no other health problems. With forehead lift surgery, the lines on the forehead are minimized. The eyebrows drooping over the eyes are lifted and brought to where they should be, and the person is given a fresh look. At the same time, some of the lines near the eyes can be removed to some extent. If there is a large amount of sagging and the skin needs to be removed, the classical forehead lift method is applied. In the classical method, the hairline is 4-5 cm. A crown-like scar remains behind, but this scar is hidden in the scalp. However, when this method is applied, there is a long-lasting temporary loss of sensation on the scalp. Eyebrow lift surgery, which is performed to restore the eyebrows to their normal state, is an operation that is intertwined with forehead lift surgery. Also, there is no need for eyebrow hanging surgery. It is not a preferred method to hang the eyebrows and partially stretch the forehead by entering only from the temple area.
In classical surgery, the forehead is stretched by incisions made 4-5 cm behind the hairline on the scalp, or by making incisions made from the hairline, and the eyebrows are brought to where they should be. Vertical lines between the two eyebrows are removed. Forehead lift surgery can also be performed by endoscopic method recently. In patients who do not need to remove excess tissue, the same result can be obtained with 3 or 4 incisions of 2 cm in the scalp from behind the hairline. This method is used in most of the patients. In this method, the post-operative period is more comfortable, there is no loss of sensation on the scalp or it is minimal. The operation is performed in hospital conditions, under the supervision of an anesthesiologist, in the operating room. It can be done with general anesthesia, as well as local anesthesia and intravenous sedation (intravenous sleeping) method. It takes about 1.5-2 hours. It is possible to go home the same day. It can be applied simultaneously with other aesthetic surgeries when necessary. Then the operation and hospital stay will be longer.
Early period after surgery usually passes on at ease. There may be general swelling and bruising on the forehead and around the eyes. There may be a feeling of drowsiness and tension. These go away on their own within 2 weeks. Head wraps can be applied to leave eyes, nose and mouth open. The dressing is opened after 2 days. General inspection and dressing change is made. The hair is washed and the dressing is put back on if necessary. Stitches are removed after 5-7 days.
The surgery gives good results. Rarely, retouching may be necessary. The person can return to work after 2 weeks and apply make-up. It is recommended to avoid heavy exercises and sun for 2 months and to protect it from external impacts. Since the newly formed shape of the forehead and eyebrows will be affected by gravity, it sometimes lasts 5-10 years and sometimes a lifetime, depending on the persons body.