The outer part of the eyebrow in women is expected to be approximately 1 cm above the supraorbital bone’s upper limit; eyebrow in men is usually aligned with the bone. In time, the ptosis of eyebrow causes build-up and floppiness on the upper eyelids. This cause an old and exhausted appearance.
Forehead and eyebrow lifting operations are done in order to remove the wrinkles between two eyebrows along with the wrinkles on the forehead area and to obtain a youthful and lively appearance by lifting the sagging eyebrows.
This operation removes old and toneless appearance caused by the wrinkles called goosefoot at the edges of the eye and upper eyelid floppiness.
There are many different techniques to be used in forehead and eyebrow lifting operations; the scars in the classical techniques are left hidden in the hairy skin, 4-5 cm behind the hairline and therefore these are not visible. In the forehead lifting done endoscopically, on the other hand, smaller incisions are done again in the hairy area. Both techniques have their pros and cons compared to each other. The technique to be used is chosen according to the face structure and expectations of the patient.
General rules apply for forehead and eyebrow lifting are; stop taking or regulating Aspirin and other blood-diluting drugs least 1 week before the surgery, not consuming vitamins (such as vitamin e), herbal products (tomato seeds, cherry stalk etc) herbal teas, not taking any alcohol within 24-48 hours before the surgery, quitting smoke 3 weeks before the surgery and not smoking in the recovery period after the surgery.
Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Okan Morkoc
The operations take about 2-3 hours under general anesthesia. Patient stays in the hospital for 1 night after the surgery. There could be mild edema and bruises at the early period after the surgery. In endoscopic operations, the edema period could be longer in some cases. Pain and tension could be experienced during the first 1-2 days but these could easily be relieved with painkillers. The patient could return to social life in a few days. The patient should not exercise heavily for 3 weeks and should be protected from the sunlight for 3 months after the operation.
- Stay in Turkey : 3 -4 Days
- Stay in Hospital : 1 Day
- Operation Type : General anesthesia
- Companion : Not needed. Patient can take care of himself.
- Surgery Time : 2 – 3 Hours