Who Is It For?
A temporal lift benefits those who show signs of ageing around the temples, eyebrows and eyelids where the skin has become saggy and deep creases have formed – in addition, drooping eyebrows give the face a gloomy expression.
Make sure you will get time off work (depending on the operation and the nature of your job). You will need support and help from the family and friends in the recovery period (avoiding physically demanding jobs, important social events etc.); if needed (and possible), arranging for children care.
No acute illnesses should occur in the period of at least 3 weeks prior to the planned temporal lift surgery (a viral illness, a cold etc.). If so, it is necessary to inform us.
One week before the operation, do not take any medications containing acetylsalicyclic acid (such as Acylpyrin, Aspirin, Alnagon, Mironal etc.). It might increase bleeding during and after the selective face lift surgery.
Ideally, one month (minimum two weeks) before the temporal lift procedure women should stop taking hormonal contraception or replacement in order to prevent thromboembolism.
Consult your GP or your surgeon in Prague regarding other medications you take regularly. Bring your usual medicine and pills, if possible in the original packaging.
It is recommended to stop or considerably reduce smoking two weeks before the operation. If you are a smoker don’t forget to bring nicotine patches with you.
Temporal lift surgery requires the use of elastic garment after the procedure. You can either bring your own or you can buy them at the clinic. We recommend buying them after the consultation with your surgeon who will try the elastic garments on and decide which size and type is suitable for you.
Ideally, women should not have their period when operated. If they do, they need to inform their doctor.
How Is It Done?
The incision is made in hair-bearing areas between the temple and forehead. During the operation, the skin, underlying tissue and muscles are tightened and re-draped.
The operation is performed under local anaesthetic, but the clients can request intravenous sedation, which is more comfortable as it enables sleep during the operation.
The client leaves the clinic shortly after the operation. It is necessary to wear a compressive bandage for seven days. You should avoid sudden movements and bending forward as this may cause blood pressure in the head to rise, which could result in the rupture of a vessel and bleeding. You might experience feelings of tightness in the area of the scars and partial loss of sensitivity. This is quite common but soon disappears.
Until the bandages are removed, it is important to rest. The ideal position is on the back, with the head and body slightly elevated, to reduce, as much as possible, any post-operative complications such as bleeding, haematomas or swelling. However, some of these are likely to appear, even in the eyelid area. Cooling with ice compresses helps to reduce swelling, as well as medication that might be recommended by the physician.
Within five to seven days of the operation, once back at home, you can wash your hair with tepid water and preferably mild (for example, baby) shampoo. Attention should be paid to careful movements when drying the hair and a soft towel is advised.
Back To Normal
Following uneventful recovery, it is normally possible to return to work and resume customary activities (excluding exercise) within one week of the operation. Normal physical activity including exercise can be resumed within two to three weeks.
Post-operative bleeding, or bleeding caused by insufficient post-operative care at home
There will be swelling and discoloration for 2-3 weeks, possibly longer.
There may be numbness around the operative areas.
There may be postoperative pain.
Wound rupture caused by physical strain
Prolonged healing, Haematomas, Infection of the wound
Imperfect effect resulting from non-observance of the post-operative instructions
The result is immediately noticeable, as well as being long-lasting or even permanent.
Do you need further care to achieve your ideal look? We recommend combining the temporal lift with a face lift surgery.