Forehead Lift / Eyebrow Lift Ankara

Forehead lift / Brow lift surgery is a surgical intervention aimed at eliminating the signs of aging in the forehead area. The position of the eyebrows has a central importance in terms of facial expression and aesthetics of the face. Due to the natural proximity of the eyebrows to the eyelids, eyebrow aesthetics has a significant effect on how the eyes look. Low eyebrows make a person look sad and tired. When the eyebrows fall in the aging process due to gravity, the skin between the eyebrows and the eyelids sags, piles up on the upper eyelid, creating an illusion looks like there is excess skin on the upper eyelid.

“Although there are various reasons that lead a person to forehead lift / eyebrow lift surgery, in our practice, the majority of patients desire forehead lift / eyebrow lift surgery to improve their upper eyelid aesthetics.”

What is Forehead Lift / Eyebrow Lift?

Forehead Lift and Brow Lift are actually synonymous expressions describing the same surgery. Eyebrows are nothing but a region of the forehead skin containing specialized hair follicles. Eyebrow lifting strategies that do not include the forehead are not applied by Associate Professor Ozan Bitik, as they create artificial and inadequate results.

Forehead Lift / Brow Lift surgery is used in the treatment of wrinkles on the forehead and especially intensified wraps around the eyebrows. The sagging of the eyebrows and the wrinkles on the forehead create a tired, angry, sad expression on the face of the person that does not reflect the true personality and mood of the individual. Low eyebrows can add years to your facial appearance. With forehead lift / brow lift surgery, sagging skin on the forehead can be healed, wrinkles can be treated, and eyebrows can be raised to a position more compatible with youth.

Will I Benefit From Forehead Lift / Brow Lift Surgery?

Individuals who are disturbed by low eyebrows and signs of aging on the forehead benefit greatly from this surgery. As a general principle, forehead lift operations are suitable for people with deep wrinkles that cannot be removed with fillers, botulinum toxin injections or other methods. In general, candidate patients for this procedure often desire the correction of the following problems:

  • Tired, sad, unhappy expression on face
  • Deep forehead wrinkles
  • The “frown” lines between the eyebrows
  • Skin/fat tissue piled up on the eyelids

The most important factor in eyebrow drooping and forehead aging is the natural aging process due to aging. Other influencing factors include sun damage, intense life stress, genetic predisposition, gender, facial expression and lifestyle.

Sagging and wrinkling are a result of the loosening of the skin during the aging process, and unfortunately, it is not possible for an individual to stop this process with what he/she does/does not do. Although factors such as protection from the sun, a healthy lifestyle, and taking good care of your skin have positive effects on forehead aging, we can say that the best, most effective and most permanent treatment of forehead skin laxity and low eyebrows are surgical treatments gathered under the heading of forehead lift / eyebrow lift.

Ideal Candidates

Male and female individuals over the age of 40 constitute the majority of the candidate patients who apply for Forehead Lift / Brow Lift surgeries. Ideal candidates for forehead lift / eyebrow lift surgery are healthy, non-smoking individuals with realistic expectations who suffer from eyebrow sagging and forehead wrinkles.

Forehead Lift / Brow Lift Surgery Preparation

In order for patients preparing for this surgery to have the best possible experience, we recommend that they pay attention to the following points before the surgery:

  • You must seek assistance from a driver who will accompany you, as you cannot drive on the way to the surgery and on the way home from the surgery.
  • Smokers should quit smoking at least 3 weeks before
  • You should inform your doctor about all medications the patient is using, especially blood thinners, before the surgery.

Forehead Lift / Brow Lift Surgery Techniques

There are different surgical methods of Forehead Lift / Brow Lift surgery. The choice of method varies according to the anatomy of the patients and the surgical goals.

Coronal Forehead Lift (Crown Technique)

In this technique, the scar of the operation starts from one ear, curls over the scalp, extends over the other ear as if you were wearing a crown, and remains hidden in the hair. The forehead and eyebrows are released and the forehead is stretched upwards and backwards. Excess scalp is removed at the end of the stretching. In this way, the forehead is stretched and the eyebrows are naturally raised. This technique is typically suitable for patients in advanced stages of forehead aging, with short forehead distance and low hairline.

Endoscopic Forehead Lift

In this method, 4-5 vertical 2 cm incisions are made in the scalp. With the help of a special micro camera called an endoscope and special surgical instruments, these small incisions are used to release the forehead and the tensioned forehead/eyebrow tissue is fixed to the bone structure on the ground. In this method, healing is faster and scars are smaller. Like the coronal technique, endoscopic forehead lift surgery is suitable for patients with low hairline and a forehead distance of less than 5 cm. The endoscopic technique is a more suitable option for patients in the early stages of forehead aging.

Transpalpebral Brow Lift

In this method, the incision made during the upper eyelid surgery is used to raise the eyebrow. By making upward release from this incision, the connective tissue holding the eyebrows is released. Then, the eyebrow is moved to the desired position with special suture techniques or surgical fixation devices used to fix the eyebrow.

Hairline Forehead Lift

In this technique, the incision is made over the line where the hair and forehead skin meet. The forehead skin is stretched and lifted, and the excess skin on the forehead is carefully removed. The eyebrows are raised. Forehead wrinkles are smoothed out. Although the scar formed is not hidden inside the hair, unlike other techniques, it does not attract much attention after the healing is completed, since it is located at the exact anatomical junction line. This technique is the only way to reduce the forehead and narrow the forehead. It is a suitable option for patients who typically have a high forehead structure, use bangs, and are in advanced stages of forehead aging.

Healing Process After Forehead Lift / Brow Lift Surgery

Recovery after this procedure and return to social life vary according to the type of surgery and the individual characteristics of the patient. Stitches and hair fixations are removed within 10 days. Swelling and bruises regress to a level that will interfere with social life with a light make-up within 1-2 weeks. Lying with your head elevated after the operation will speed up the healing process. Postoperative pain is at a level that can be controlled with mild painkillers and patients can take a bath in the morning after surgery. Mostly, at the end of the first week, patients can leave the painkiller treatment and return to work life. Within 3-4 weeks, routine exercise activities can be resumed.

Alternative/Concurrent Treatments

Forehead Lift / Brow Lift surgery is often combined with other facial rejuvenation surgeries such as upper eyelid surgery and face lift surgery. Forehead lift and upper eyelid (blepharoplasty) surgeries have complementary effects. Similarly, in patients who have undergone facelift surgery, two procedures are often performed together so that the forehead does not become aged and disrupt the harmony of the face. Botulinum toxin applications to control mimic activity, fat injection and filling applications to maintain subcutaneous volume, chemical peeling/peeling applications to remove wrinkles can be applied after forehead lift / eyebrow lift surgery.

Forehead Lift Surgery (Aesthetics) Prices

Forehead lift surgeries, which are applied to eliminate deformities that disrupt facial aesthetics in the forehead area and to “rejuvenate” the person, are planned and applied individually. Because everyone has a unique skin, muscle and facial asymmetry ratio. For this reason, all these factors, especially the need, can diversify the technique of the surgery. When we examine a patient who wants to have forehead lift surgery, we determine and tell the patient with which technique and support applications we will obtain the desired appearance as a result of the examination.

Various factors such as the surgical technique, the plastic surgeon who will perform the surgery, and the presence of combined surgeries, especially the hospital, will be reflected in the forehead lift surgery price scale. For this reason, you should definitely make a preliminary interview with your plastic and aesthetic surgeon for the cost of the forehead lift operation and take into account the price information that the doctor will give at this stage.

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