Surgical, inpatient (1 day) or outpatient
Forehead lifts and brow lifts in Switzerland at a glance
Duration of surgery
90 minutes to 2 hours
Rest and recovery
Return to work
After 1-2 weeks
Regular checkup appointments, scar care
Swelling, redness, bruising, changes in sensation
When are forehead lifts a sensible option?
Forehead lifts are “partial” lifts focused on the upper third of the face. The goal of the procedure is to reverse age-related changes like wrinkles and sunken areas by tightening and rejuvenating the forehead and eye areas. These changes occur due to decreasing levels of structural proteins like hyaluronic acid and collagen—a process that begins as early as our mid-twenties, with the effects becoming progressively more evident after the age of about thirty. Repeated facial muscle movements (expressions) can also create dynamic wrinkles, for example the ones that become visible when we raise our eyebrows. Forehead lifts are an effective method of minimizing brow wrinkles and giving the eye area a more open, friendly appearance.
What to expect during forehead and brow lifts
On the day of your operation, we will start by going over the forehead lift process one more time. Provided there are no contraindications, the anesthesiologist will begin administering anesthesia. Most forehead lifts are done under general anesthesia, though less extensive procedures may only require local anesthesia with twilight anesthesia. Naturally, I will explain these considerations to you thoroughly in advance.
I will start by making several small incisions in your scalp, above your hairline, so that any scarring will be essentially invisible. I will then remove the excess skin precisely in order to smooth your forehead and lift your brows slightly. Forehead lifts generally take about two hours from start to finish.
For a brow lift alone, the desired lifting effect can usually be achieved with minimally invasive methods. We can lift the brows using special threads (“thread lifts”) or targeted Botox® injections. Minimally invasive brow lifts usually take an hour to ninety minutes, and are performed under local anesthesia.
What should I keep in mind after undergoing a brow lift?
Your face may be swollen and red immediately after your operation; slight bruising is possible as well. Make sure to take it easy for the first few days and avoid physical exertion; you can return to work after about a week, though longer may be advisable if your work involves a great deal of physical activity. A soft bandage will be applied to protect the treated areas.
Regular cooling can help reduce post-operative swelling more quickly; you will also want to sleep with your head propped up slightly in order to prevent additional swelling. It is especially important that you protect your forehead from direct sunlight so that the scars can heal quickly and without darkening. Avoid sports or strenuous physical activity for around three weeks.
What risks do forehead lifts carry?
Besides swelling, redness, and bruising, some people experience temporary tightness or numbness in the treated area. In our experience, these symptoms subside within a few weeks. Though the risk of complications like bleeding, wound healing disorders, or scarring can never be completely ruled out on surgical procedures, it is minimal in the hands of an experienced expert. As a plastic surgery specialist, I take great pains to preserve the features that make your face unique and that you do not experience functional limitations (e.g., in your eyes).
Forehead lifts and brow lifts in Zug
Are you troubled by deep forehead wrinkles or drooping eyebrows? I would be happy to sit down with you to discuss the available medical treatment options and how they can help you look naturally refreshed. My medical practice specializes not only in surgical procedures like forehead lifts, but also in modern, comparatively conservative options like Botox® or thread lifts. To find out more about forehead and brow lifts, schedule your individual appointment by calling the office at +41 41 729 50 29 or emailing. I look forward to assisting you.