The fall of the forehead area over time can lead to a drop of eyebrows that will partially cover the area of the eyelids, thus giving a “tired” or “sad” face to the face. As a result of this, the forehead acquires several wrinkles as it attempts to keep the eyebrow area upright. This surgery can correct these changes by lifting and changing the shape of the eyebrow, where necessary.
Brow Lift is performed with two different methods, open and endoscopic, where is the method most commonly used by Mr. Constantinos Benetatos. All methods include the detachment of the forehead tissues, their rehabilitation and stabilization at a higher point until their full healing occurs.
This classic technique involves removing the excess skin behind the hairline when it is pulled up. Although this technique has excellent results, it is considered obsolete as it has a longer recovery and recovery time and leaves a big scar that is still hidden inside the hair. Certainly, there are still specific indications of its use, which will be discussed with Mr. Benetato during your session.
Endoscopic Forehead Recovery is also the state-of-the-art technique. Small holes are used on the skin (“keyhole surgery”) behind the hair line, through which a surgery is performed with the help of an endoscope. The area of the forehead is raised and retained with special sutures while the skin and underlying hanging tissues heal.
The incisions in Endoscopic Front / Urethral Upper Seizure are made at the frontiers of the anterior hair line, healing extremely well and being very difficult to distinguish. In patients undergoing Open Forehead Restoration, the incision created is also hidden in the hair, but this can not be the case for patients with baldness or hair thinning as the incision will be evident.
A complete medical history should be taken before each surgery. As a precautionary measure, doctors without prescription or herbal products / drugs should not be taken before surgery and for 3 days afterwards. Also, strict non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as salopir ibuprofen (Nurofen) diclofenac (Voltaren) and any other anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy should be avoided in consultation with the treating physician. It would also be very useful to bring a list of any prescription medicines you receive for your preoperative control.
If you are a smoker / smoker, try to stop smoking for at least five days before and after surgery, as this will dramatically reduce the likelihood of complications
The procedure lasts about one to one and a half (1-1.30) hours and can be performed, either under local or total anesthesia.
Patients may be treated as a daily hospitalization or ask to stay in the hospital for one night.
Patients will have small sutures in the incisions to be removed at their appointment with Co Benetato on the tenth postoperative day.
Although the recovery time varies from person to person, however, patients should be given a period of at least one to two weeks to fully recover. Most patients feel comfortable enough during the first week and all they probably keep away from their work is the bruising and swelling that will appear.
Patients usually feel able to travel within three days and swim in ten to four days (if they have fully recovered), while vigorous exercise (aerobic exercise, etc.) should be avoided for four weeks.
On the first day you have to relax and rest, either in the hospital or at home. From the second to fifth day (2-5) you can get up and move, however your eyes and your forehead will have a slight swelling that will be evident.
From the fifth to the fourteenth day (5-14) the sutures will be removed and most of the swelling and bruising will recede. From now on, you will start to feel much better. After ten days, you will be able to start a mild exercise gradually increasing the volume. From the third week onwards you will almost return to your normal pace.
Patients should avoid driving until they are completely relieved of pain and feeling of restraint, so they are perfectly able to make a sudden movement, such as direct braking, unobstructed and painless. This is suggested for patients to secure coverage from their insurance company. It may take up to two weeks for their full recovery.
Your incisions will be checked and the second postoperative day will be changed. The suture removal will take place on the fifth and eighth postoperative day, and a meeting with Mr. Constantine Benetato is advisable after three months and then one year later. There will be no extra charge for any monitoring associated with your surgery.
Immediately after surgery the eyebrows will be higher than expected, and will begin to take the final, desired position during the first few weeks, continuing to improve over the next three months.
Forehead / Brow Lift surgery is a routine surgery and is crowning with absolute success for the overwhelming majority of patients. However, as with any surgery, it is very important to understand that there is a possibility of complications. Any complications that may arise are listed below.
There is a possibility that patients experience itching and reduced sensation in the scalp, symptoms that will not last long (sensation returns within a few months).
Although the same surgery will be performed on both sides, however, there is a small risk of small asymmetries on one side compared to the other.
The quality of scars varies among patients.
Although it is unusual, if it occurs, it can lead to wound healing delay and affect the quality of the scars.
There is a possibility of a hematoma under the skin, which will result in the patient returning to the surgery to remove it if it is large.
Also quite unusual, but if it emerges, it will be necessary to administer to the patient a treatment of antibiotic drugs.
There is a possibility that patients experience a slight loss of hair around the incisions. However, if it happens, it is rarely perceived.
If you feel any symptom that may be of concern to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.