A forehead and eyebrow lift eliminate the wrinkles and folds that form on the forehead and between the eyes. The immediate result of this intervention is a younger, more relaxed appearance.
Several techniques can be used for a forehead lift. Some require an incision behind the hairline while others use mini incisions. This operation is often performed at the same time as an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) and a face lift (rhytidectomy) to maximize the rejuvenation of the face. During your appointment, Dr. Bergeron will recommend the technique that best suits your needs.
The intervention, which lasts from 2 to 2½ hours, is performed under local anaesthesia. The absorbable sutures, hidden in the hair, will disappear after 2 to 3 weeks. In the interim, they will not be visible.
- To reduce swelling, it will be recommended to apply ice for 20-minute periods and to keep the head elevated at a 30º angle at all times for 2 weeks (it will be necessary to sleep in a semi-upright position).
- A postoperative appointment will take place 5 to 10 days after the surgery.
- You can return to work 1 week after the surgery (2 weeks for people working with the public).
- Wait 3 weeks before engaging in cardiovascular activities, 4 weeks for sports activities and 6 weeks for contact sports.