The Ultimate Guide to Forehead Lift






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Last fact-checked: 26 September 2020

A forehead lift can have a dramatic effect on your appearance, addressing several signs of aging all in one go. Also known as a brow lift, this procedure tightens the soft tissues, in turn restoring a more youthful contour to the forehead, skin and upper eyelids—taking years off your face.

With constant muscle movement controlling the vast range of facial expressions we make, as well as that pesky law of gravity, the forehead is often the first area of the face to start showing age. Horizontal lines, grooves and creases across the forehead, frown lines, sagging eyebrows, excess skin and fatty tissue around the eyes can all be rectified with a forehead lift. 

Learn more about this procedure and discover just how much you can save at one of Medical Departures' fully verified clinics around the world in destinations like Thailand, Mexico, Turkey, and South Korea. 

Surgical techniques vary depending on your surgeon’s preferences and what is deemed right for your particular circumstances. These include:

Traditional forehead lift:

The traditional forehead lift technique takes up to two hours to perform and is carried out under general anesthetic. It involves one continuous incision from the tip of the ears, right up through the hairline avoiding a visible scar whenever possible. The skin is lifted so that lines and wrinkles are smoothed out and the eyebrows are repositioned, giving a more alert and youthful appearance. Excess skin is removed and the incision is sealed with sutures.

Endoscopic forehead lift:

Also carried out under general anesthetic, the patient is unconscious throughout an endoscopic forehead lift. Several smaller, inconspicuous incisions are made around the scalp and a tiny camera affixed to a slender tube is inserted into the opening. The imagery is then relayed onto a monitor, allowing the surgeon to operate on the area without the need to open it up. Small anchors are used to lift and secure the tissue internally. Unlike the traditional lift, no excess skin is removed in order to ensure a more natural result and preserve the integrity of the hairline. 

What Is the Expected Recovery Time?


Following surgery, the upper part of your face is likely to feel tender and tight. Expect swelling and bruising, which will be relieved will pain medication. Stitches are usually removed after a week, by which time your bruising and swelling should be subsiding nicely. With an endoscopic lift, the small incisions can be closed using sutures, which helps to reduce the recovery time. It should also be noted that:

  • Showering or bathing is usually permitted the day after surgery, and you may wash your hair very carefully—making sure you keep the wound area dry. If using a hairdryer use a cool setting. You may find it more comfortable to lie in an elevated position, on your back for several days.
  • After a day or two you can partake in light, everyday activities, but do try to avoid bending and lifting. It will take up to three weeks before you can engage in more regular activities and up to six weeks before you can do vigorous exercise.
  • The final results are reached between one and two months after surgery.
  • A forehead lift will completely rejuvenate your appearance and will be effective for around 10 years.
  • Scarring will be minimal and incisions are hidden within the hairline.

How Much Can I Save When Undergoing a Forehead Lift Abroad?


Patients booking through our site can expect to save at least 50% on their forehead lift abroad and, in many cases, this will be closer to 70% off—equating to savings of several thousand dollars.

For example, forehead lifts in Mexico cost around $2,500 (£1,700 or AUD $3,500) compared to $7,000 in the United States ($5,000 in the UK and AUD $10,000 in Australia). 

Prices vary depending on country and clinic/hospital. You can browse our lists of fully background-checked facilities below, checking out their latest prices and surgeon profile:

How Do I Get Started?


Browse our clinics above or take a look through our global list of forehead clinics abroad here

Booking through our site ensures that you get treatment at a fully background-checked, reputable clinic that has received great ratings from past patients. To learn more, feel free to contact our Customer Care Team who can provide a free, personalized quote. Or if you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.

Sources:

Treatments and Procedures: Brow Lift. John Hopkins Medicine. Website accessed: 26 September 2020. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/otolaryngology/specialty_areas/facial-plastic-reconstructive/cosmetic/browlift.html

Brow Lift. Mayo Clinic. 12 October 2019. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/brow-lift/about/pac-20393257

Norling, Hannah. Wrinkles: What to Expect at 20, 30 and Beyond. Real Simple. 27 March 2018. https://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/types-of-wrinkles

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Forehead Lift - Get your Free Quote Now


Last fact-checked: 26 September 2020

A forehead lift can have a dramatic effect on your appearance, addressing several signs of aging all in one go. Also known as a brow lift, this procedure tightens the soft tissues, in turn restoring a more youthful contour to the forehead, skin and upper eyelids—taking years off your face.

With constant muscle movement controlling the vast range of facial expressions we make, as well as that pesky law of gravity, the forehead is often the first area of the face to start showing age. Horizontal lines, grooves and creases across the forehead, frown lines, sagging eyebrows, excess skin and fatty tissue around the eyes can all be rectified with a forehead lift. 

Learn more about this procedure and discover just how much you can save at one of Medical Departures' fully verified clinics around the world in destinations like Thailand, Mexico, Turkey, and South Korea. 

Surgical techniques vary depending on your surgeon’s preferences and what is deemed right for your particular circumstances. These include:

Traditional forehead lift:

The traditional forehead lift technique takes up to two hours to perform and is carried out under general anesthetic. It involves one continuous incision from the tip of the ears, right up through the hairline avoiding a visible scar whenever possible. The skin is lifted so that lines and wrinkles are smoothed out and the eyebrows are repositioned, giving a more alert and youthful appearance. Excess skin is removed and the incision is sealed with sutures.

Endoscopic forehead lift:

Also carried out under general anesthetic, the patient is unconscious throughout an endoscopic forehead lift. Several smaller, inconspicuous incisions are made around the scalp and a tiny camera affixed to a slender tube is inserted into the opening. The imagery is then relayed onto a monitor, allowing the surgeon to operate on the area without the need to open it up. Small anchors are used to lift and secure the tissue internally. Unlike the traditional lift, no excess skin is removed in order to ensure a more natural result and preserve the integrity of the hairline. 

What Is the Expected Recovery Time?


Following surgery, the upper part of your face is likely to feel tender and tight. Expect swelling and bruising, which will be relieved will pain medication. Stitches are usually removed after a week, by which time your bruising and swelling should be subsiding nicely. With an endoscopic lift, the small incisions can be closed using sutures, which helps to reduce the recovery time. It should also be noted that:

  • Showering or bathing is usually permitted the day after surgery, and you may wash your hair very carefully—making sure you keep the wound area dry. If using a hairdryer use a cool setting. You may find it more comfortable to lie in an elevated position, on your back for several days.
  • After a day or two you can partake in light, everyday activities, but do try to avoid bending and lifting. It will take up to three weeks before you can engage in more regular activities and up to six weeks before you can do vigorous exercise.
  • The final results are reached between one and two months after surgery.
  • A forehead lift will completely rejuvenate your appearance and will be effective for around 10 years.
  • Scarring will be minimal and incisions are hidden within the hairline.

How Much Can I Save When Undergoing a Forehead Lift Abroad?


Patients booking through our site can expect to save at least 50% on their forehead lift abroad and, in many cases, this will be closer to 70% off—equating to savings of several thousand dollars.

For example, forehead lifts in Mexico cost around $2,500 (£1,700 or AUD $3,500) compared to $7,000 in the United States ($5,000 in the UK and AUD $10,000 in Australia). 

Prices vary depending on country and clinic/hospital. You can browse our lists of fully background-checked facilities below, checking out their latest prices and surgeon profile:

How Do I Get Started?


Browse our clinics above or take a look through our global list of forehead clinics abroad here

Booking through our site ensures that you get treatment at a fully background-checked, reputable clinic that has received great ratings from past patients. To learn more, feel free to contact our Customer Care Team who can provide a free, personalized quote. Or if you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.

Sources:

Treatments and Procedures: Brow Lift. John Hopkins Medicine. Website accessed: 26 September 2020. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/otolaryngology/specialty_areas/facial-plastic-reconstructive/cosmetic/browlift.html

Brow Lift. Mayo Clinic. 12 October 2019. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/brow-lift/about/pac-20393257

Norling, Hannah. Wrinkles: What to Expect at 20, 30 and Beyond. Real Simple. 27 March 2018. https://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/types-of-wrinkles



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