Fore Head Lift (Brow Lift)
A brow lift, or forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that smoothes out the forehead, while raising the upper eyelids and reducing frown lines. The procedure is one of the least complicated and least painful of all cosmetic surgeries. A forehead lift erases many of the effects of aging, leaving you with a smoother, more youthful looking appearance. thigh lift thailand
Someone is a candidate for the process
- Low or sagging eyebrows that may result in a tired or sad appearance.
- Eyebrows low enough to cause redundant tissue of the upper eyelids (this hooding of eyelid skin can sometimes interfere with raising the upper eyelids.
- Deep horizontal creases in the forehead.
- Frown lines or vertical furrows between the eyebrows or across the top of the nose which may make you look angry and upset.
Brow lift surgery can help all of these problems. Any one or a combination of these problems can mean that brow lift surgery should be considered. It sometimes is done in conjunction with facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) and or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Those who are bald, have a receding hairline, or prior upper eyelid surgery may still be good candidates. Surgical options depend on scars and other factors. Remember, a brow lift can enhance your appearance and self confidence. It is surgical sculpture and has its limitations. The surgery will not cause people to treat you differently. If you have unrealistic expectations, you will not be happy.
To see what a forehead lift may offer, stand in front of a mirror. Place your hands on the outer edges of the eyes above the brows. Gently pull the skin up to raise the eye brows and forehead. This is a rough approximation of what a brow lift has to offer.
Several choices need to be made about the type of browlift to be done. In patients with good skin elasticity, an endoscopic brow lift can often be performed. This operation makes three to five small incisions in the hairline, then releases and pulls the brows up. The scars are very small and hidden in the hair and your hairline shifts minimally. Frown lines and wrinkles of the forehead and brows can also be treated through the endoscopic approach.
When skin needs to be cut away, there are three standard approaches: a temporal brow lift with two small hairline incisions; an anterior hairline brow lift with one longer hairline incision; and a coronal incision over the top of the head.
No aspirin, ibuprofen, or similar drugs should be taken within two weeks of surgery. These medications can cause serious excess bleeding during, and after, the operation. If you have any questions about drugs you are taking, including over the counter preparations and natural herbs, please call the pharmacist or doctor.
If you are a smoker you will be advised to stop smoking prior to surgery in order to prevent unnecessary complications.
Arnica tablets, vitamin E in large doses, analgesics like Aspirin and even some anti-inflammatory drugs should also not be taken prior to surgery as they can promote bleeding during the procedure.