Frontal lift
This procedure corrects signs of ageing on the forehead, eyebrows and partially...
Frontal lift or forehead skin lift is a procedure that corrects signs of ageing on the forehead, eyebrows and partially upper eyelids.

Depending on your physio-anatomical characteristics of the forehead and your wishes, the access incision is made at the hairline or on the scalp. The excess skin is removed, thus correcting the excess skin on the forehead, lifting the eyebrows, partially tightening the wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows and giving an overall youthful look in the upper third of the face in people for whom this procedure is indicated.

Procedure


The frontal lift surgery lasts around 1 hour. It can be performed under local anesthesia as a single procedure or under general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s wishes or whether it is combined with other procedures. If the procedure is performed under general anesthesia, before the surgery the patient has to perform laboratory blood tests (complete blood count, biochemistry and coagulation) as well as urine test, ECG and, if needed, depending on your medical history, an internal medicine specialist checkup. As before all procedures under general anesthesia, the patient is not allowed to eat or drink during the period of 6 hours before the surgery.

Recovery


Depending on the type of anesthesia used during the procedure, you can go home after the procedure or you will stay at the clinic 5-12 hours in case of general anesthesia. Antibiotics and analgesics are usually prescribed after the surgery. Bandages and stitches are removed after 7-14 days. You can resume with your normal activities after 7 days. After bandages are removed, there is a possibility of minimal swelling or bruising. All of the aforementioned side effects should resolve within 14 days.
 
Disclaimer: Results of frontal lifting are individual, and can vary from one patient to another depending on the patient’s condition and their anatomical build.