The rejuvenating procedures, practiced in the same time with the frontal lift, include: rejuvenating eyelid surgery, facial lifting to correct aging modifications from the middle and upper face and neck area, likewise leveling skin techniques.

Steps in frontal lift procedure:

Anesthesia

Along the intervention, special medication for you comfort will be administered. Options include intravenous or general anesthesia. Our doctors, surgeons and anesthesiologists, can recommend the optima solution for you.

Operation

Frontal lifting can be, sometimes, made with the help of the endoscope (surgical video cam) and of some special instruments introduced through small incisions made at the hair insertion line. This procedure allows repositioning, modification or the removal of tissue and under skin placed muscles, thus correcting the source of folds and visible wrinkles from the forehead.

Dropped (felt) eyebrow correction can be realized with or without endoscope, through incisions in the temporal or scalp area. This technique can be made in combination with incisions hidden in the natural folds of the upper eyelids, to remove expression wrinkles (of frowning) that are situated between the brows or at the nasal root area.

A technical option for frontal lifting is coronal lifting. This specifically approaches and corrects certain regions of the eye brows. The technique involves an incision from an ear to another, lifting the forehead and removing the scalp’s excess skin. The post surgical recovery time is often bigger than the one in case of endoscopy, because of the incision size.
The incision lines of a brow lift procedure are well hidden in the hair or in the natural face contours, except the cases in which they are placed in the hair line to narrow the forehead. Results appear one by one, as the swelling and bruising disappear, revealing a forehead with a smoother and softer aspect and a rested and soothed face.

Frontal lift incisions are usually closed with:

  • Resorbable suture wires
  • Suture wires that are removed after few days
  • Surgical adhesive strip
  • Skin adhesives
  • Special clips

Brow lift can be maintained by using:

  • Permanent suture wires
  • Little surgical screws
  • Fixing devices that are later absorbed by the body, hidden in the temporal area

Recovery

After finishing the intervention, the forehead area can be sealed with adhesive strips, the head will be bandaged, to reduce swelling and suffusions. Sometimes a thin tube is used to drain the excess blood or fluids that are gathered under the skin.
You will receive specific instructions that will include: how to take care of the incision area, medication you need to take or apply to speed up the healing and to reduce the risk infection, what needs to be monitored – local or in the whole body – likewise the post surgical consultation periods with the aesthetician.

Initial injury healing can take up from 5 until 10 days, after which the suture wires or the clips will be replaced. After this, you can retake your normal activities. Make up can mask eventual new suffusions (bruising). Healing will continue for few weeks, while the swelling and bruises will be reduced and be wiped. Few months can pass until a complete recovery.

Lifetime constantly applying sunscreen lotions, can help you maintain the rejuvenated face aspect by reducing the aging processes caused by sun exposure. A healthy lifestyle will, likewise, help you maintain your rejuvenated skin aspect.

Informaţii privind siguranţa şi riscurile aferente intervenţiei de lifting frontal

Decizia de a face un astfel de lifting este una extrem de personală şi va trebui să hotărâți dacă beneficiile reprezintă cu adevărat ceea ce v-aţi propus şi dacă riscurile şi complicaţiile potenţiale sunt acceptabile. Chirurgii noştri vă vor explica în detaliu riscurile asociate intervenţiei. Veţi fi rugat să semnaţi formularul de consimţământ prin care vă exprimaţi înţelegerea deplină a procedurii, a riscurilor şi a complicaţiilor potenţiale.

Risks involve:

  • Vicious scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Difficulties in injury healing
  • Prominence of sutures
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Blood cloth
  • Hair lose in the incisions area (correctable)
  • Hair line lifting
  • Facial nerves injury with paresis or paralysis
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Necrosis (skin lose)
  • Paresthesia (numbness) or cutaneous sensibility affecting, eventual pruritus (itching)
  • Eye irritation or dryness
  • Edema (liquid retention)
  • Pain that can persist
  • Uneven skin contour
  • Color fading and swelling
  • Sutures can burst at the surface of the skin and can become visible or can produce irritation, needing to be removed
  • The possibility of correction interventions
  • Eyelid affections that involve abnormal position of the superior eyelids (palpebral ptosis), eyelid skin relaxation or the dropping (falling) of the inferior eyelid (ectropion) can coexist with the effect of dropped (felt) forehead and eyebrows. Frontal lift will not correct them, these needing other types of interventions.