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After Forehead Lift

Duration of the operation The operation lasts 60 minutes for the mini operation and 90 minutes for the open operation. The mini erection can be done under local anesthesia. Open usually needs at least intoxication and local anesthesia.
Duration of hospital stay

With local anesthesia or intoxication, patients leave on the same day. Only if general anesthesia is needed may a day of hospitalization be necessary. These will be discussed on the first visit.

Gauze and stitches

You will wake up with a little gauze and stickers (Steristrips) on the wounds. The stitches are very thin and will not be removed because they melt on their own.

Time from work and socialization

People differ in their daily routine, but patients should allow at least 1-2 weeks after surgery. Most patients are very comfortable after a few days, and only bruising and swelling can make you feel uncomfortable about returning to work. Most of the bruises will be gone by the second week.

Time for exercise

Patients usually feel able to walk a distance in 3 days, swimming in 10-14 days (if fully healed). Intense physical exercise (aerobics, etc.) should be avoided for 4 weeks.

Postoperative instructions

Day 1-2 You should rest as much as you can! Relax on the couch with your head in a high position.

Day 2-5 You can start circulating, but you will be swollen and with small bruises around the eyes. Sunglasses will be useful if you go out.

Day 5-10 Most of the swelling and bruising will start to go away. You need to feel much better from now on and you will be able to start your daily life

Week 3 onwards you will almost be back to normal.


Patients should avoid driving until they are completely free of pain and restraint. It may take up to two or three weeks for you to recover adequately.


We will check your wound in 2 days and you will be allowed to bathe and bathe freely. We will have a follow-up on your supervision as required. You will have an appointment in 1 month and another in 3 months for photos and final instructions.

Final result

Although your results will be felt early on, this will continue to improve during the first three months.

Possible complications with forehead straightening

This is a routine operation with great success for the vast majority of patients. However, as with any procedure, it is very important to understand what can go wrong. Possible complications are listed below.

Scalp discomfort: It is possible to experience itching and reduced sensation in the scalp. This should not last for long.

Minor asymmetries: The same operation will be performed on both sides. There is a small risk of small irregularities on the skin surfaces on one side relative to the other.

Scars: The quality of the scars varies between patients.

Gum size: Although very unusual this can lead to delayed wound healing and scar quality.

Bleeding: A blood clot can collect under the skin, which would result in it returning to surgery to remove it.

Infection: Also very uncommon, but if it happens you will need antibiotics.

Hair loss: There may be some very small hair loss around the incisions. It happens rarely and is not noticeable. It corrects itself.

If you experience side effects that concern you please do not hesitate to contact us.

After Forehead Lift