Forehead Tightening (Frontal Lift)

With marked eyebrow ptosis and/or multiple forehead wrinkles a frontal lift is recommended. This involves a tightening of the forehead, which is achieved through resecting excess skin and cutting of the furrow-causing musculature. Today, frontal lifts are usually performed endoscopically in order to avoid large scars at the hairline.

How is the operation performed?

The entire forehead is lifted by means of several small incisions at the hairline and both eyebrows are raised.

How about follow-up care?

Suture threads are removed after 10 to 14 days.

Key points at a glance

  • OP duration: one hour
  • Anesthesia: twilight sleep or general anesthesia
  • Hospital stay: outpatient
  • Follow up care: protection from sun exposure, massage of scars
  • Exercise restrictions: depending on swelling tendency, one to two weeks
  • Disability: one to two weeks (dependent on propensity to bruising and swelling)