For some patients early ageing appears in the form of low eyebrows, and heavy expression wrinkles or furrows form between the eyebrows, along with deep wrinkles on the forehead. The Forehead Lift helps by lifting the eyebrows and smooth out wrinkles.
If the eyebrows are lower than the eye cavity there will be more excess skin on the upper eyelid. When the skin has lost elasticity it becomes saggy hence making the eyelid area overhang.
In a thorough consultation with your surgeon, you will evaluate whether the combined procedure of the Forehead Lift with eyelid surgery would be the best combination to give you the optimal result.
The operation is done by means of by an incision at the hairline and can be either while under local anesthesia or sedation. The subcutaneous skin is released towards the eyebrows where the extra skin is removed from the eye and the remaining skin is sutured back into the hairline so that the scar won’t be visible.
The scars in the beginning can be red, itchy and hard, but with time they will fade and soften up. In some cases the scars will be wide and very visible which depends on the patient’s own DNA. We recommend you use medical tape on the scars for a couple of months after surgery. You have to wear a head bandage for 6 weeks after the operation.
To get optimal results and avoid complications we recommend you to avoid stress, stay out of the sun, eat healthily, keep your weight within a normal BMI range, exercise regularly, and refrain from alcohol for 2 days prior to surgery and 2 weeks after surgery. Please refrain from smoking for at least 4 weeks before surgery and a minimum of 2 weeks after surgery as smoking can interfere with the final result.
Downtime following surgery
Heavy physical exercise and strenuous body movement or lifting must not be undertaken for a minimum of 4 weeks following the surgery. You can still move and do normal everyday things the day after surgery.
The final results will emerge between 3 to 6 months following surgery. There is very rarely disappointment in the patient’s perception of the success of the surgery.
Where to stay:
If you live some distance from the clinic we recommend that you spend one night in or near Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic so that our caring staff are on hand to reassure you should any issue arise that will cause you concern. Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic can highly recommend 2 hotels nearby to our clinic:
Contact us for more information and/or for booking the hotel.
We will require you to come to the clinic for a follow up check. With all surgery this is important as your surgeon needs to see how you are settling.
We do not recommend you fly for 48 hours post surgery. You may feel nauseous and tired in the hours following surgery. It is important to take your painkillers and drink enough fluids.
You may experience dizziness if you get up quickly from a chair or perhaps when you are lying in bed, so be sensible, take it easy and move slowly. This is quite normal following surgery and should pass within a couple of days.
For the first days following your facial surgery you may feel stiff. After 7 days you can remove the special bandage, but keep the tape on the scar for two weeks. You will be instructed to wear a facial compression garment for approx 6 weeks after the surgery. Your surgeon will discuss this with you during your consultation.
Follow ups will be carried out at the clinic/alternatively through phone or video consultation:
1 day after surgery, after 1-2 weeks, after 3-6 months and finally after 1 year when our guarantee to you is completed.
Bleeding and infection are unusual and if they do occur they may need to be treated with a small operation and/or an antibiotic. In rare cases wound healing problems can occur. If corrections are needed they will be scheduled free of charge within one year after your surgery. Anaesthesia allergy is extremely rare.