Forehead reduction surgery is a cosmetic surgery aimed to decrease the size of your forehead. It’s also called a hairline lowering surgery, forehead lift, or brow lift, and it can be performed on both men and women.
If you’re considering this procedure, it’s important to understand the risks and side effects.
Forehead reduction surgery typically involves tightening the skin on top of your head with sutures or staples. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia using local anesthesia (injections of a local anesthetic into the skin). A plastic surgeon uses stitches to close up any incisions made during your procedure.
Forehead Reduction Surgery – Risks and Side Effects
The risks and side effects associated with forehead reduction surgery include:
- Minor bruising
- Dizziness and headache
- Dry eyes, blurry vision, and redness
- A change in hairline or brow shape
- A burning sensation on the scalp and forehead
- Numbness or tingling in your head, neck, and face
- Infection in the area where sutures were removed
- Slight swelling around the eyes, cheekbones, or forehead area
- Growth of hair under the skin after removing them (trichobezoars)
- Bleeding under the skin, which may leave a scar on your forehead
- Looking unnatural or unnatural-looking (scarring) from stretched skin over time
The risks and side effects of forehead reduction surgery are minimal. Most patients experience very little or even no discomfort during the surgical procedure. However, some people may experience mild pain or swelling after the surgery.
Some people may have minor changes to their appearance before and after the surgery.
The amount of swelling that occurs depends on how much tissue was removed during your procedure. The amount of swelling you experience depends on factors such as how long it has been since you had the last surgery and how much tissue was removed from your face at that time.
What you need to know before a forehead reduction surgery
Forehead reduction surgery (forehead micro-dissection) is a surgical procedure that removes excess tissue from the forehead. This can be done to reduce the size of the forehead or to improve the shape and appearance of your forehead.
Whether you choose to have this procedure performed on your own or with the help of a facial plastic surgeon, there are some things you should know before making your decision.
Forehead reduction surgery can be combined with other procedures
Forehead reduction surgery can also be used as part of breast lift surgery or facelift surgery. In some cases, it may also be combined with other procedures such as rhinoplasty or neck lift surgery. It’s important to consult with a qualified doctor who specializes in these procedures before making any decisions about what type of plastic surgery you want to undergo.
Doctors will need skin samples
If you choose to have your doctor perform this procedure, they’ll need access to skin samples from both sides of your face so they can determine where to remove tissue to improve your appearance. They’ll also need access to blood vessels to take blood samples during surgery so that they can determine if there’s an underlying health issue causing the swelling on one side of your body (such as high blood pressure).