Outpatient examination: within 1 day following discharge
Brow Lift and Forehead Lift are usually reserved for patients aged >40, who have tissue accumulation in jowl and at the periphery of upper lip secondary to drooping. An incision, extending from preauricular (in front of the ear) region to postauricular (behind the ear) zone, is made for the surgery that is performed under general anesthesia. Superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) is tightened by cutting and/or stretching with stitches. Loose neck skin can also be eliminated in the same surgical session. Excessive skin is cut and silicone tubes, also known as drain, are placed at the surgical locus, and next, compressive bandage is properly applied. For excessive drooping, surgical procedure is required for lower eyelid and jowl in the same session. Surgical technique is determined according to the extent of sagging and excessive skin in the jowl. Laser lipolysis helps minimal sagging. However, it is necessary to lift or tighten neck muscle over a submandibular incision, if sagging is severe.
The patient is followed up at the hospital for one day after Brow Lift and Forehead Lift. The patient is given liquid and soft foods, after effects of anesthetic agents disappear in 6 to 8 hours. Facial swelling and edema will disappear in postoperative day 7 to 10.