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Forehead Lift in Chiang Mai

The Ultimate Guide to Forehead Lift in Chiang Mai

By choosing to have a forehead lift in Chiang Mai you can achieve a more youthful look to your face by removing frown lines, tightening the skin and repositioning the eyebrows. Say goodbye to that tired, sad appearance and show the world a younger, more vibrant you.

Why have a forehead lift in Chiang Mai?

The most obvious reason for choosing to have a forehead lift in Chiang Mai is the cost, with savings of up to 70% to be had compared to domestic prices. This doesn’t mean, however, that the quality of treatment that you receive will be in anyway compromised. Thailand is world renowned for its medical tourism industry and the quality and expertise of its doctors and facilities.

That being said, however, it is vitally important that you carry out some research to ensure that you book your treatment with a reputable establishment. To make your task easier, at Medical Departures we have compiled a list of approved clinics and doctors that you can access free of charge on our website. We perform a range of background checks to verify details such as doctor qualifications and professional memberships. We also carry out site visits to confirm on-site facilities, and post real patient reviews and photographs online to help you make an informed decision.

Once you’ve made your choice, you can use the cash that you’ve saved on your treatment to soak up the Thai culture by enjoying some much needed rest and recuperation after your surgery. The idyllic setting of Chiang Mai is far less commercial than the capital city of Bangkok and is the ideal setting in which to relax, with its green and mountainous terrain and many cultural and historical sites.

You can experience a breathtaking view of Chiang Mai from the ancient temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, which was built on the slopes of Mount Doi Suthep over six hundred years ago. There are temples, palaces and museums to explore throughout the city, and there are elephant sanctuaries where you can undertake tours or even enjoy an elephant ride. Chiang Mai attracts thousands of visitors each year who a looking to enjoy a more traditional Thai experience, and the city is looking to attain Creative City status through UNESCO.

How long does the forehead lift procedure take and what is involved?

There are two types of forehead lift:

A traditional forehead lift technique is performed under a general anesthetic and involves making one long cut from the tip of the ears and up through the hairline to avoid a visible scar, if possible. The skin is then lifted to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and lines, excess skin is removed and the eyebrows are repositioned. The incision is then sealed with sutures, with the whole process taking up to two hours complete.

The endoscopic forehead lift is also performed under a general anaesthetic and involves a series of small incisions in the scalp. A small camera is then inserted to allow the surgeon to assess what needs to be done. The treatment itself entails the use of small anchors to lift and secure the tissue under the skin, which gives a more natural result as there is no excess skin to remove. Finally, as with the tradition forehead lift technique, the incisions are closed with sutures.

What is the recovery time for a forehead lift?

The the upper part of your face will be very tender after the procedure, with bruising and swelling being in evidence. Stitches are usually removed a week after surgery, by which time the bruising should be subsiding.

You can shower or bathe the day after your treatment, although you should try to ensure that you keep the wound dry and only use a hairdryer on a cool setting. You can resume light activities within a couple of days, but you should avoid lifting or bending, and it can take up to 3 weeks before you can undertake regular activities and as much as 6 weeks before doing any vigorous exercise.

You should see the final results of your surgery within one to two months.

What is the cost of a forehead lift in Chiang Mai?

A forehead lift procedure in Chiang Mai will typically cost in the region of AUD $3,350 (US $2,600; CAD $3,400; GBP £2,000; Euros 2,300) in comparison to AUD $10,000 compared (US $7,650; CAD $10,100; GBP £6,000; Euros 6,800) in Australia.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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