Appearance: A heavy brow, with drooping eyebrows giving the face a tired look and deep crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes.
Surgery: Forehead lift surgery will correct drooping of eyebrows, smooth the forehead and reduce frown lines and crow's feet and also give the patient a more open eye expression as the wrinkles are removed from upper eyelid.
Length of the operation: 1 to 1:30 hours
Anaesthesia: General or local anaesthetic with sedation at time of operation.
Description: The incisions start in the hairline or at the base of the hairline until reaching the forehead muscles. The surgeon separates the skin around the crow’s feet and at the exterior part of the eyebrows. The deeper tissues are set back into place, and there is no removal of excess skin. The skin is pulled over and back. A small drain is placed for 24 hours and the stitches are stapled on the scalp.
Post-Operative: There is a 24 hour hospital stay and the drain is removed at the patient’s bedside. Painkillers are administered and the staples are removed on the 12th day after the operation.
Observations: Bruising and contusions are frequent around the eyelid. This procedure may not suffice if the patient wishes to alter the shape of the eyes.
Risks: There is a possibility of partial or complete paralysis of the facial nerves, manifested by a simple decrease in muscular strength along the eyebrows (nerve injury may impair the ability to raise eyebrows or wrinkle the forehead).