Surgery: Forehead Lift (Brow Lift, Coronal Forehead Lift, Open Forehead Lift, Temporal Brow Lift)
A forehead lift will reposition or lift your brow to a higher position along with the eyebrows. It may also correct sagging upper eyelids. This procedure may include the removal of excess or loose skin.
The incisions will depend upon the surgeon’s technique but are usually placed across the scalp and hidden within the hairline. This procedure is often combined with a face lift.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How old do I have to be to have this surgery?
You must be at least 20 years of age to have elective surgery in Thailand. Patients under the age of 20 years need to provide a signed Consent Form from their parent/guardian if the surgeon accepts the case.
How soon can I have this surgery?
We can secure priority appointments for our clients subject to the surgeon’s availability. However it is best to request an appointment well in advance so that the surgeon can advise you about the steps to take before coming for surgery.
How long does the operation take and will I be asleep?
This procedure takes up to 5 hours under general anaesthetic dependent upon the technique used.
Where will the incisions be?
The incisions will depend upon the type of procedure and technique used. Generally, there will be an incision from ear to ear along the top of the forehead inside the hairline. The wound will be stapled closed.
Will there be scaring?
Scaring will be present where the incisions were made. These may fade to fine lines or may remain obvious after healing is completed. How your scars will appear depends on how your body heals.
How long will I be in hospital?
Up to 3 nights dependant upon the surgeons recommendation.
How long do I have to stay in Thailand?
The surgeon usually recommends a stay of at least 14 nights after surgery. This is to allow you time to recover and to have a follow up consultation with the surgeon and removal of sutures. The surgeon may change the recommended time overseas based on age, medical conditions or where more than one surgery is being performed.
Why can’t I leave sooner?
For your own safety you should observe the recommendation. Air travel presents risks such as deep vein thrombosis. To leave sooner would present an unnecessary risk. If you cannot stay the recommended time it is best not to have surgery overseas.
Will I have a consultation with the surgeon before surgery?
Yes, the surgeon will examine you and discuss the procedure with you before your surgery. He will answer any questions you may have
What are the risks associated with a forehead lift?
There are always risks in having surgery. This applies whether you have surgery overseas or at home. Risks can include swelling, bruising, infection, scarring, bleeding and numbness, temporary or permanent change in sensation, nerve damage leading to a loss of ability to raise the eyebrows or wrinkle the forehead and risks associated with anaesthesia and possibility of revisional surgery. There is the possibility of unsatisfactory results which may include, unsatisfactory surgical scar location, hair loss around the incision area. The scar may be more obvious for patients with thinning hair. Smokers may experience a delay the healing process and are at a higher risk of complications. Please talk to the surgeon about all of the risks before proceeding with surgery.
How should I prepare for surgery?
When we have your case assessed by the surgeon before you travel overseas, you may be given some specific instructions by the plastic surgeon about preparing for surgery. Generally, you will be asked to stop some medications and all vitamin supplements, alcohol and smoking. You must not stop any prescription medications without first consulting your prescribing physician or instruction from the surgeon.
What should I do after surgery?
The surgeon will provide post-operative care instructions after surgery which may include wearing a compression garment. Exercise, strenuous activities and dental treatment after neck lift surgery is not recommended. Stretching the skin can cause scarring.
When can I start exercising?
Usually exercise and normal physical activities can resume in about 6-8 weeks after surgery however please ask your surgeon about this as it can vary from case to case.
How much does this surgery cost?
How can I get a surgeons opinion before travelling overseas?
To get a free surgeons opinion and estimate for this surgery please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Can I see before and after photos?
Due to privacy laws, before and after photos are not available online. The surgeon may provide these to you once you have your case reviewed. To have a free review of your case please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Can I talk to a past patient?
Yes, many of our clients are very happy to talk to others that are planning surgery through Stunning Makeovers. Before we can put you in touch, please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here.
Excellent service from the time the courteous driver picked us up at the hotel until the discharge. Everyone was friendly and welcoming.
The organisation by Paul McGowan at Stunning Makeovers and Yuri the coordinator at the hospital were faultless. Also their follow up and kindness was much appreciated.
The hospital is modern and spotlessly clean. All the staff are very attentive and caring. My surgeon, Dr. Theera Yangyuen was very helpful and efficient in all my appointments and was very on time. The Nurses and Staff of the “Grand Wing” Floor 10, have my utmost thanks and gratitude. I will return in the future.
My friend recommended Stunning Makeovers to me.
When I made the initial enquiry, the response to my enquiry was prompt and efficient. Paul provided me with information.
I would definitely return for a facelift procedure in future.