Forehead lift surgery, also known as brow lift surgery, is performed in order to restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance of the forehead area. The aim of this surgery is to correct the shape of the eyebrows and eliminating the furrows or wrinkles of the forehead. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can also be done along with Forehead lift surgery, when the patient has developed excess skin in the upper eyelids.
A forehead lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to elevate the position of the eyebrows and forehead. This procedure is mainly performed to improve the external appearance of the face. It works on improving the upper one third part of the face, in order to give it a more youthful look. People in the age group of between 40-60 opts more for forehead lift surgery to minimize the signs of ageing. However, this surgery is beneficial for people of young age or middle age who have developed frown lines which can be a result of some tension or any other muscle activity.
The two procedures are performed under general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes up to two hours.
Both the procedures involved in the removal of fatty tissue and forehead muscles. After this all the rest surplus skin is cut and muscles are further tightened. Now the surgeon will lift the brow so as to fix it in a proper place and the rest skin is smoothened. Thread lift or suture technique can also be used to perform the forehead lift surgery.
The patient is required to stay in the hospital for up to 10 days and stitches will be removed between 5-10 days after the surgery. The patient should not go for rigorous exercises. To recover from the post surgery swelling, the elevation of the head is very helpful. Smoking can hinder the healing process.
Soft Tissue Fillers : The injections made up of filler materials are specifically used to even out the skin by reducing wrinkles. The injections of botulinum help in minimizing the frowning lines by paralyzing all the facial muscles. Collagen and fat are two most used materials.
Botulinum Toxin : It is a type of compound which is generated by the growing cells and the spores of the organism which causes Clostridium Botulinum. It is very effective in reducing frown wrinkles.
Both soft tissue and botulinum toxin injections are very effective but also a temporary alternative to forehead lift surgery.
India's medical tourism provides very good assistance to international patients for their low cost and safe surgical treatments in India. The cost of forehead lift/ brow lift is very less compared to the cost in abroad cosmetic centers. Low cost treatment in India does not affect the quality standard of the treatment, as India has the best medical facilities in the world.