Brow or Forehead Lift

Our Clinical Practice in Forehead lift Surgery

Brow or Forehead lift surgery is an aesthetic surgery that can be done either as out-patient under local anesthesia with mild sedation or as in-patient under general anesthetics in our affiliated hospitals in Phuket, not at the clinic.

When general anesthesia is used, you will be admitted in the hospital’s private room and operated on the same day with 1 night of hospitalization. In our practice, we require a routine pre-operative health check-up to exclude serious underlying medical illness that may cause some complications during or after the operation.

Get Educated in Brow or Forehead Lift Surgery

The Surgery: A forehead lift, or brow lift, is a surgical procedure that raises the brows while smoothing out the forehead and reducing frown lines. This procedure is ideal for patient who has tissue of the forehead and brow that sag down over the upper eyelid, with wrinkles in the forehead and frown lines between the eyes which causes a tired, sad or angry look. This procedure is often performed in combination with eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty.

The Incision Site: Incisions are placed depending on the technique used with special consideration to the location of the hairline. In a patient who is bald or with receding hair, the incision will be better placed so as to follow the natural lines of the scalp.
  • Endoscopic forehead lift, or brow lift, is performed with the aid of a camera through four small incisions to elevate the brows and weaken the muscles in the forehead and glabella.
  • Conventional brow lift, an incision is made from ear to ear across the crown of the head. The skin of the brow is lifted, excess underlying muscles tissue removed, skin is pulled back and excess skin is trimmed away so that it exactly fits the incision line.

Get Ready For The Big Day (Before, During & After)

Before Operation

2 Weeks Before: Stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Stop taking Aspirin, Herbal or diet supplements and certain anti-inflammatory drugs as taking these substances can cause increase bleeding.

On Consultation Day:  Prepare for medical check up, physical exam and discuss expectations, your medical history such as any drug or food allergies, underlying medical conditions and on-going medical treatments to the plastic surgeon. The surgeon may take photographs before and after surgery and keep the photos in your medical record.

24 hours and 12 hours Before
: Use anti-bacterial soap and let it lather for 10 minutes before rinsing on the night before and in the morning of your surgery.

8 hours Before Operation: No food or drink, take off jewelries, nail colors on hand & feet

During Operation:

  • The brow lift surgery usually takes 2-3 hours however you will be observed for an hour until stable.
  • A small, thin drainage tube is occasionally placed under the skin to drain any blood that might collect there and removed the day after.
  • After your surgery, you will be given a potent painkiller to control the pain.

After Operation

24 - 48 hours after Operation: wound is dressed and bandages removed.

On Discharge: You will be given a written instruction on when to take your antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and analgesic pills and you’ll be advised on the date of your follow-up visit.

5 - 7 days After: Your follow-up visit and removal of stitches. You are expected to stay in Phuket for at least 7 – 10 days to recuperate well. Avoid activities that will increase your blood pressure for 1 week.

1st – 2nd Week After: You will be asked to avoid swimming and only light exercise. Pain may vary however can be controlled by medications. You should avoid strenuous activities for 2-3 weeks.

3 - 6 months After: Avoidance of direct sun exposure.

The Brow or Forehead Lift Package

Full payment of the operating expenses must be paid in full before the operation. This package is applicable for elective, uncomplicated patients only.

Package Includes:
Doctor’s fee, anesthetics, operating theater charges, medical supplies and special equipments, hospital private room accommodation for 1 night when in-patient and routine medications related to the procedure, regular food menu, nursing and room services, basic preoperative check-up (routine blood test, EKG, Chest X ray), home medications and doctor’s fee on follow-up visit.

Package Excludes:
Charges for in-patient stays in excess of 1 nights as required, charges for intensive care, when necessary, other expenses incurred before admission, telephone charges and guest meals, any other charges for laboratory profiles and medications not related to the procedure, other specialist consultation and charges related to underlying condition such as Diabetes, Asthma, Hypertension, Drug Allergy, Heart Disease.

The Long Term Result of Brow Lift Operation

A visible good result of brow lift can be observed within 4 – 6 months. Like any surgical procedure, forehead or brow lift surgery is also associated with certain number of risks and complications despite maximum care.

The possible main risks are swelling, bruise, bleeding, infection, scarring, numbness or sensation change and nerve damage in the scalp, resulting in numbness behind the incision. This risk will be lowered in endoscopic forehead lifting. As the nerves heal, numbness on the scalp may be replaced by itching. Temporary hair loss may occasionally occur around the incision lines.

Our team takes every precaution possible to prevent and minimize the risks of surgery. However, much of the responsibility for risk avoidance rests with you as well. nd minimize the risks of surgery. However, much of the responsibility for risk avoidance rests with you as well.

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