If you notice the first wrinkles on your forehead, you will not be worried. However, if the wrinkles become intense and are already reminiscent of "furrows", many sufferers fall back on Botox. Long-lasting successes are only available with a foreheadlifting.

What is the forehead lift?

There are many different types of lifting. The forehead lift, a possibility of the face lift, is to remove the wrinkles - as the name already says - on the forehead.

There are many different types of lifting. The forehead lift, a possibility of the face lift, is to remove the wrinkles - as the name already says - on the forehead.

The "upper facelift", as the forehead lift is often called, reduces the wrinkles on the forehead and subsequently wrinkles on the temples and eyebrows. The forehead lift is carried out surgically. As an alternative to inpatient treatment, laser therapies or Botox treatments are often performed; those can be made ambulatory.

Function, effect & goals

With a forehead lift there are two possibilities: Physicians carry out the brow lift either by endoscopic procedure or in an open method. If the physician decides to perform an endoscopic brow lift, he sets two to a maximum of four cuts at the hairline.

The cuts are relatively small and serve primarily the opening for the endoscope. The attending physician can get a picture of the forehead via a monitor. In the second section, the physician introduces an instrument with which the skin can be lifted off the tissue as well as the musculature. That one is led to the eyebrows. This method allows the physician to smooth the patient's tissue. He can also wear it off or grind it. If it is necessary to lift the eyebrows, the surgeon pulls fine threads so that the brows can be lifted and then anchored.

The "built-in" thread dissolves - within several months - itself on. Some doctors also choose to anchor the thread behind the ear so that the treatment results remain "stabilized". The thread, which is attached behind the ear, but must - as part of a follow-up - be removed by the doctor again.

If there is already a pronounced appearance of wrinkles, or if the physician determines that even excess skin has to be removed, he will decide in favor of the open procedure. In the open procedure, the physician can either side cuts set (so-called temporal forehead lift) or cut in the hairline and then replace the skin to the eyebrows.

The temporal forehead lift - ie the setting of the lateral cuts - is recommended, if already problems with the brewing occurred. Drooping eyebrows also cause wrinkles and wrinkles, which - if the physician raises them - can also be treated. However, if the physician opens the skin at the hairline, he can prepare the one in such a way that he receives a direct view of the musculature and the subcutaneous tissue. Thus, the attending physician not only recognizes dents, but can remove the excessive growth. Then the doctor folds up the skin and pulls it tight. The excess amount of skin that comes through the tightening is removed. The wound closure takes place by means of fine suture.

After the procedures, the patients are supplied with a pressure bandage made of diapers and compresses. In addition, the patients receive a "stülper", a tubular bandage made of mesh, which - like a cap - is pulled over the head so that the pressure bandage can not slip.

Anyone who chooses a brow lift can minimize the creases on the forehead and between the eyes. Also, a reduction of the vertical wrinkles and wrinkles that arise between the eyebrows, can be removed. The eyebrows can be lifted as part of the lifting, making the face look younger. Also, the eyelid positions can be changed positively, if the eyebrows were already low or slackened.

Risks, side effects & dangers

The brow lift is one of the routine procedures today. There are hardly any complications or risks. Especially if the patient has a normal wound healing, inconspicuous scars are to be expected; In many cases, no traces of a brow lift remain. But sometimes it can also lead to an ugly scarring.

Especially when inexperienced physicians make the brow tightening, nerve damage may occur, which subsequently lead to paralysis. If the hair root is injured during the procedure, the hair can not regrow at that point.

Among the biggest risks, however, which are in the field of aesthetics, include the unnatural, almost mask-like results, which are also known as "rigid face". The eyebrows look asymmetrical after the procedure, the face petrified and "foreign". This is due to the fact that the physician has tightened the skin too much. Subsequently, the eyebrows can be "too high", so that here too an unnatural face is the result.

Although brow tightening is a routine procedure, general surgical risks should be considered. These include bleeding, wound healing disorders, swelling, infections, bruising or even the risk of thrombosis (blood clots). The thrombosis can sometimes lead to embolism (occlusion of the blood vessel). The physician must inform the patient before the procedure about possible complications and risks; even though it is a routine procedure, as mentioned above, and complications are the exception, they must nevertheless be mentioned in a pre-existing counseling session.

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