Forehead or Brow Lift

This procedure is commonly used to create a more refreshed, younger and animated look. It gives a smoother forehead and restores vitality to the area about the eyes. 

Best Candidates:

The best candidate for a forehead lift is someone who is:

  • Between the ages of 40 and 70 is most common, although, for younger candidates suffering premature ageing a forehead lift can be a solution
  • Healthy individuals, seeking a solution to unwanted furrows, deep forehead lines, and wish to look refreshed

As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to remember that your surgery will not turn you into someone else and you should not rely on your procedure to change your life. If you are considering undergoing a procedure it is imperative you speak to someone you trust, are happy in your life and are simply seeking to enhance your appearance and confidence, rather than looking to completely change who you are. It is equally important you are psychologically ready.

Preparing for your Procedure:

It is important to discuss with your doctors and with us any:

  • Medical conditions you have
  • The medication you are taking - prescription, herbal and non-prescription

Once you arrive at your destination you will have a physical evaluation with your surgeon, where you will discuss your goals and concerns where you will finalise the plan for surgery. At this examination your surgeon will determine the best procedure for you and explain it to you in detail, including any limitations - after all, it is important that you head into surgery with realistic goals. It is during this examination that your surgeon will also make recommendations for other procedures.

In the lead-up to your surgery, it is important you do the following:

  • Stop smoking. Smoking can cause problems with circulation and increase the possibility of complications

What to Expect:

Length of surgery:

This procedure often requires one night in the hospital and takes one to two hours.

Recovery and post-op care:

After a browlift, it is common to experience temporary discomfort, swelling, unusual sensation and numbness, which can be managed with medication. It is also common to have a headache, which can be a side effect of anaesthesia. Within a week the swelling will go down and bandaged will be removed. Within two weeks, stiches and any clips will be removed. You are able to move around in a couple of days, however, it is recommended you take it easy and relax for a week or so. Any hair loss that you experienced due to the procedure will become to regrow within one to three months, and any unusual sensations, such as itching or lack of sensation on the incision line, will go away within six months. 

Length of Stay:

It is recommended you stay for 10 nights, this means you can go to follow-up appointments in this time. To get the most out of your recovery time we suggest you partake in gentle exercise, yoga classes and treat yourself to some pampering. If you are feeling up to it, there is plenty to see and do in Phuket, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
 

Other procedures to consider:

A Forehead lift is often done with a facelift and other facial treatments such as an eyelift or eyelid surgery. Non-surgical procedures can also be added to give an even more youthful appearance and change the texture of your skin so you return home even more refreshed, such as cosmetic fillers for reducing fine lines of laser resurfacing and chemical peels.

Preconditions and risks:

Risks and complications are minimised by using our highly-skilled, trusted doctors and nurses. However, with every precaution taken complications can still occur. These are rare and few patients experience any issues. If you have any concerns about your procedure and the possible preconditions and risks, discuss them with your doctor and nurses.

Potential risks include:

  • Struggles to move their eyebrows or forehead
  • Scaring
  • Permanent hair loss within the scar area
  • Permanent lack of sensation at the incision line
  • Infection
  • Bleeding

We minimize risks and complications by selecting patients carefully and always having the most skilled surgeons, physicians and nurses carry out procedures. However, despite the highest standards, complications can occur. They are rare, and most patients will not have complications, but if you have concerns about possible complications, please discuss these with your doctor.

It is important to read the general preconditions and risks page before any surgery.

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An incision is made just behind the hairline. Forehead skin is gently lifted, the incision is then closed with stitches or clips.

 

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