Method and effects of forehead lift in Korean plastic surgery

Although forehead lift is known mainly as a cosmetic surgery performed on middle-aged and elderly people, recently, more people in their 20s and 30s consider it when receiving double eyelid surgery. A forehead lift can improve forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, eye wrinkles, and eyebrow sagging caused by aging. In this article, we will introduce the method and effects of forehead lifting.

 

When forehead lift is necessary

When the skin begins to sag due to aging, opening the eyes becomes not as convenient as it used to be. As the upper eyelid droops, the upper part of the eye pupil gets covered resulting in a narrowed field of vision.

However, young people may experience similar symptoms caused by eyelid ptosis. Ptosis refers to a symptom in which the eyelid muscle loses its power to lift the eyelid. In this case, forehead muscle s are used to help lift the eyelids which results in forehead wrinkles, headaches, and vision decrease.

Various side effects may occur if people try to solve the above mentioned syptoms with eyelid surgery without knowing the cause. The eyelid skin gets thicker as it stretches up from the eyelashes to the eyebrows, and the higher the line is, the thicker the skin folds, resulting in awkward and unnatural results.

In the case of thick eyelids and short distance between them and eyebrows, double eyelids may look like sausages. Also, if you ignore your drooping eyebrows and undergo ptosis surgery, sagging eyebrows, less visible double eyelids, a rough impression, and thicker eyelid skin may occur. In other words, ptosis correction is suitable if the eyebrows don’t droop.

Therefore, even if you are in your 20s or 30s, if the distance between your eyes and eyebrows is too narrow, or if your eyelids are thick, getting forehead lift can solve aesthetic and functional problems.

 

 

Method of forehead lift surgery

Traditional forehead lift surgery begins from detaching the forehead skin from the hairline to the top of the eyebrows through an entire hairline incision, then pulling it up to the hairline, and finally suturing the skin. However recently, forehead lift surgery is performed with an endoscope through only 3 to 5 micro incisions on the hairline, leaving only small scars and therefore resulting in a speedy recovery.

These days, Endotine endoscopic forehead lift became extremely popular. Endotine is a medical material designed to pull up skin tissue. During the surgery, sagging forehead tissue is fixed to the periosteum using the bone tunneling technique, and Endotine will be absorbed into the body after 9 months showing a broader and more balanced effect than after fixing the skin with screws or sutures.

 

 

Special points of Endotine

  • Minimized elasticity of the skin tissue to suture after the incision.
  • Less pain and less movement of the skin after surgery provide a speedy recovery
  • Endotine will be absorbed in the body 9 months after the surgery.

 

Effects of forehead lift

The forehead lift pulls up drooping eyebrows and widens the distance between the eyelashes and eyebrows at the same time, providing a fresher look to the eyes. In addition, forehead wrinkles are reduced as well.

 

 

Special notes about forehead lift surgery

The key to forehead lift surgery is to properly cut the muscles that lower the eyebrows. If the skin above your eyebrows, the forehead will widen, but eyebrows will fall back quickly, and the eyelids may sag again.

Therefore, during the surgery, the muscles must be cut accurately using the endoscope and avoiding numerous nerves in the area. Forehead lift surgery improves drooping eyelids, forehead, and glabellar lines, providing more than 10 years long effect duration.

Choosing a hospital based on reviews or simply because it is cheap is quite risky. The surgical plan should consider the individual skin condition, the degree of aging, and the area to be improved. Also, if you have a habit of raising your eyebrows, you may have a forehead lift surgery to straighten the skin on your forehead, but the actual change in your eyes may not be significant.

For the best results, it is necessary to receive an accurate diagnosis from a medical team with extensive experience in lift surgery, and to find a hospital equipped with a proper after-care system.

 

Forehead lift surgery is recommended in the following cases:

  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Thick eyelid skin
  • Bumpy forehead when the eyes are open
  • Severe glabellar wrinkles
  • Narrow and wrinkled glabella
  • Severe wrinkles on the forehead
  • Difficulty with opening eyes after getting forehead botox

 

Check if you use your eyebrows when opening your eyes

  1. Close your eyes.
  2. Swipe your forehead from top to bottom several times to release tension.
  3. Open your eyes while holding your forehead

Can’t open your eyes easily?

It means that you need to raise your brows to open your eyes. In this case, forehead lift surgery can solve the problem.

 

After forehead lift surgery

  • 1-3 days after surgery: Swelling tends to be more severe than on the day of surgery, and yellow bruises may appear. The swelling and bruising will move down to the bottom of your face as time goes by. These symptoms may be relieved by applying cold compresses. The ice pack should not come in direct contact with the skin or the incision. It is recommended sleeping with the head elevated as much as possible.
  • 4-6 days after surgery: Almost all of the visible swelling is gone. If the bruises turn blue, applying a warm compress is recommended.
  • 1-2 week after surgery. Although recovery ability and duration vary individually, daily activities are possible. However, you should not skip your swelling care even though the swells became smaller.

 

 

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