A temporal face lift aims at replacing the anatomical structures, especially the tail of the eyebrow, in the position they had a few years ago.
These corrections are suitable for both men and women and can be performed on people from the age of 40 and up. However it may be carried out at an earlier stage, when the defect is constitutional and not related to age (inherited low or sagging eyebrows).
Before the procedure
Please allow yourself a professional unavailability period of 1 week.
Patients having colored hair may consider doing their color just before the treatment: Those treatments are advised against for a period of one month after the surgery in order as to not irritate the scar.
As is the case for any facial surgery, aspirin-based and anti-inflammatory medication must be avoided 8 days before the procedure and a homeopathic treatment with arnica is advised for 4 days before surgery.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or neuroleptanalgesy, a local anesthesia combined with mild sedative.
The lifting up of the tail of the eyebrow and the redraping of the skin are always carried out so that the natural expression of the face is preserved.
A temporal face lift lasts between 1 and 2 hours depending on the patient and it is usually done in the day care department. That way, a patient can leave the hospital the same day of the surgery.
After the procedure
There is no real pain, but there could possibly be a feeling of pressure in the temporal area during the first few days.
In case of intracapillary scar, the incision is completely hidden.
The staples placed in the scalp are removed on the 8th day after surgery.
On the other hand, precapillary scars are visible but will be blurred when the hair will grows through them.
Make-up and shampoo are allowed on the 2nd day after surgery.
The definitive result becomes visible after 2 months.
At regular intervals botulinum toxin injections made in the orbital fiber of the orbicular muscle will help maintain the result by reducing the downwards action of this muscle on the tail of the eyebrow.