Who Is It For?
As the years pass, skin loses its elasticity – it sags and deep wrinkles appear. The consequence is a tired and, overall, older appearance. Sometimes there is only one problematic area where the changes are more noticeable. A forehead operation can visibly restore a younger appearance in this area. The best age for a forehead operation is normally over forty, always taking into account the patient’s general health.
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 forehead 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 forehead surgery.
Ideally, one month (minimum two weeks) before the 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.
Forehead 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 incisions are made in hair-bearing areas near the forehead. During the operation the underlying tissue and muscle structure is tightened and the skin is re-draped. The eyebrow is lifted, so that the eye area is also rejuvenated. It is also important to highlight that special attention is paid to the preservation of the natural facial features.
The operation is performed under general anaesthetic or intravenous sedation and takes one to two hours.
The client usually stays at the clinic overnight – the postoperative care involves the administering of medicine and regular checks on the patient’s state. Bandages are worn for five days. It is important to rest and minimise head movements (especially bending forward) and physical effort for at least one week.
Post-operative bleeding, or bleeding caused by insufficient post-operative care at home
Swelling, Prolonged healing (especially if you smoke)
Haematomas, Infection of the wound
An imperfect effect resulting from non-observance of the post-operative instructions
Back To Normal
Following uneventful recovery, it is normally possible to return to work and resume customary activities (excluding exercise) within 7–10 days of the operation. Normal physical activity, including exercise, can be resumed within three weeks.
The result is remarkably noticeable and lasts around ten years.
Do you need further care to achieve your ideal look? The forehead operation can be combined with a facelift in order to achieve an even better result and a younger complexion.