If a woman feels relaxed and satisfied, but her face tells something completely different - worries and dissatisfaction - then the forehead and eyebrows are the guilty party. If the forehead does not allow the expression of true emotion, stretching of the forehead skin can resolve this problem. This plastic surgery is one of the most commonly needed and is performed on patients over 40 years of age.
The surgery of forehead skin stretching
Procedure: the forehead skin is smoothed and the eyebrows are elevated by stretching the forehead skin upwards and by excision of the excess skin. The surgery can be performed with a traditional method, when the incision is performed in a transverse direction behind the hair growth line, or using an endoscope that performs 3 to 4 small cuts.
Duration of the surgery: 1 to 2 hours.
Anaesthesia: local with sedatives or general.
Treatment: in an out-patient setting.
Convalescence: after the stretching of the forehead skin an elastic bandage is used, usually being removed 1 or 2 days following surgery. Bruises and oedema disappear within 2 to 3 weeks. Exposure to strong sun light should be limited for several months.
Result: the surgery of forehead stretching helps patients to look younger, prevents a dissatisfied and stern look, the effect lasts for 5 to 10 years.
Facelift - from 3000 EUR