Forehead Lift Methods
The classical and endoskope lifting
The classic forehead lift
In a classical forehead lift incision follows a headphone-like pattern. It is usually made behind the hairline so that the scar won't be visible. In exceptional cases, such as baldness or a receding hairline, surgeon has to modify incision lines.
Following skin is carefully lifted, underlying tissue is removed and muscles are flattened. Incision is then closed with stitches or clips and finally you get a supportive bandage around your head.
Alternatively a temporal lift can be performed. Here incisions are placed in the scalp and temples. Through these incisions forehead's skin can be lifted and excess skin can be removed. The resulting scars are nearly invisible.
The endoscopic forehead lift
This kind of lifting is optimal for younger patients. Surgeon will make a few short scalp incisions. Following he inserts an endoscope, a flexible tube with a speculum, through one of the incisions. Using another instrument inserted through a different incision, he lifts the forehead's skin and flattens or removes muscles and underlying tissues.
Finally scalp incisions will be closed with stitches or clips.
Normally a forehead lift is performed under local anaesthesia but in exceptional cases surgeons prefer to use general anaesthesia.
Complications are rare and usually minor. Some possible effects are temporary numbness, itching, swelling, broad scars and hair loss along the incision line. To enhance healing process, follow your surgeons instructions.
Before you can get an idea of the surgery's result you have to wait until healing process is completed. Most patients are pleased with their new look, no matter which surgical method was used. As time passes, you may want to repeat it.
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