The preparation of the brow lift operation
Make sure that you are ideally in optimal health and in a rested overall condition just before surgery.
Under no circumstances should you take aspirin or similar medicines fourteen days before the procedure because they inhibit blood clotting. If you regularly take other medications, discuss this with the doctor first.
Restrict the consumption of alcohol and nicotine a few days before the operation to a minimum. It is best to stop smoking altogether. Allow seven to ten days off after the procedure in which to recuperate. In the first few days after aesthetic surgery, you are physically still not fully operational.
Before the operation clarify all questions in detail, it is best to make a note of any questions you may have. Before each intervention, the patient must sign a so-called consent form. This form documents the planned procedure and the associated risks.
The brow lift operation
Depending on how extensive the procedure is or which method is used, a brow lift can be planned on an outpatient or inpatient basis. In any case, Vitalitas offers you the advantage of safe care by trained and professional staff. The duration of the operation depends on the extent of the planned procedure. However, it usually takes one and a half to three hours.
Conventional brow lift operation
The cut runs behind the frontal hair border in the area of the hairy scalp. If the forehead is very high, or in the case of men with a hairline that has moved backwards, the skin incision will be placed close to the hairline to avoid further increase of the forehead. Thereafter, the frontal skin is lifted together with the forehead muscles of the periosteum, the excess skin removed and the forehead muscles smoothed. Finally, the skin incision is sewn together and the wound is bandaged for a day or two or up to a week.
Endoscopic brow lift surgery
After disinfection of the area to be treated it is covered under sterile conditions. After administering the local anesthetic, longitudinal incisions, approximately two to four centimeters long, are made behind the hairline within the hairy scalp. Through these approaches, an endoscope is inserted under the frontal skin, muscles and periosteum to make the frontal tissue visible from the inside and perform the operation.To achieve the desired position of the eyebrows, up to four mini-fixings are inserted into the bony skull at the incision sites, where the forehead soft tissues are fixed in the new position. Depending on the extent of wrinkling, the attachment can be varied in height. After closure of the incisions, a head dressing is applied at the end of the operation. In special cases, the muscle responsible for contracting the eyebrows is also weakened.
Temporal brow lift (temporal lift)
Access to the forehead is made via a skin incision in the scalp of the temporal region. The ensuing scars are almost invisible. Through this approach, the lateral forehead and temporal skin, if necessary, can be smoothed and tightened.
In the temporal region, excess skin is removed. In the first few days, an elastic bandage reduces swelling.
Anesthesia during brow lift surgery
Conventional brow lifts are usually performed under general anesthesia. This has the advantage that you as the patient will be spared the stress of the procedure. Whether someone is anesthetized or not, the anesthesiologist decides after an in-depth investigation. He is present throughout the operation and controls the anesthesia.
If general anesthesia is not considered necessary or if an endoscopic brow lift is performed, the procedure may also be performed under local anesthesia. In addition to the anesthetic sedatives are then administered, which cause a kind of twilight sleep. As a patient you are awake and relaxed, but feel no pain except for a light pull or similar sensations during the procedure. The soothing drug can be taken as a tablet or injected into a vein in the arm.