When is it justified?
The sagging of the muscles and skin of the forehead might lend your face a fatigued or sad expression. Past a certain point, non-invasive cosmetic interventions – such as botox injections - might not be enough to make deeper wrinkles disappear. However, plastic surgery offers you the possibility of an endoscopic intervention to rejuvenate your complexion by tightening the skin and underlying muscles of your forehead and eyebrows. . Our plastic surgeon examines you during a preliminary consultation and shows you his reference works to illustrate the expected best outcome.
Before the surgery, you have to undergo a complete and throughout screening. To make the process more comfortable for you, we perform all the necessary screenings at our Institute in the same place and time. Besides laboratory tests, our surgeon might recommend you to have an ECG examination and an ultrasound screening. You also have to have a consultation with the anesthesiologist before the surgery. Your plastic surgeon will also inform you about the advised temporary adjustments in your lifestyle to speed up your recovery.
The course of the intervention
The surgery is performed in anesthesia. First, several tiny incisions are made next to your hairline. The endoscope will be inserted through these to lift the underlying soft tissues and tighten the delicate facial muscles to eliminate wrinkles. The emergence of new wrinkles can be prevented by cutting or removing certain muscle fibers. The absorbable sutures we use will spare you the unpleasantness of having the stitches removed. The complete intervention takes 2 hours.
Recovery and aftercare
After the intervention you spend one night in our hospital where you can relax in a calm and exclusive environment. In the morning following your forehead surgery, our specialist puts waterproof bandages over your scars that allow you to have a shower without having to worry about them. It is important to avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first two weeks and even after this period, return to your previous lifestyle gradually, but 3 weeks after the surgery some light exercise is allowed. It is not recommended to visit a tanning salon or sauna for two months. Your control examinations will be scheduled for the 7th and 14th days after the intervention, and two additional ones during week 6 and 12. Your visible scars will disappear in approximately 6 months, and the skin-deep scars will heal in 2 years.
The risk of complications is very low, but if there is any, it can only be wound infection, whey and blood accumulation or a keloid scar.