Some signs of aging on foreheads are sagging skin, sagging eyebrows, wrinkles, and sagging upper eyelids. A forehead lift procedure corrects these problems.
The forehead procedure can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a facelift. The surgeon can do it in his/her office, an outpatient surgery center or in a hospital. Forehead lift surgery is usually done in an outpatient center and does not need overnight stay. The surgeon uses local anesthesia. You will be awake, but you won’t feel pain. He/she may also give medicine to you to relax you. But, in some cases, the surgeon may use general anesthesia.
During the procedure your forehead will be stretched, so you may feel pain and discomfort.
First, the surgeon will hold away hair sections from the forehead surgery area. Then he/she will make a cut at ear level which continues across the top of the forehead at the hairline so that the forehead does not seem too high. But, if you are bald or getting bald, the cut will be done on your scalp to prevent the scar from being visible.
Sometimes several small cuts are used and an endoscope is used to perform the surgery. An endoscope is a long thin instrument that has a small camera on the end. The surgeon may use dissolvable implants to hold the lifted skin in place. Then, the surgeon removes excess tissue, skin, and muscle. Next, he/she closes the incisions with stitches or staples. Then the surgeon washes your hair and face. The last phase is to apply to dress so that the scalp skin does not get irritated.