Do you find you have significant wrinkles and folds on the forehead? Are you worried about the fine lines around your eyes that are contributing to an aged appearance? You are not alone, and the team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg can help you determine if you are a good candidate for plastic surgery procedures such as the forehead lift.
What is the forehead lift procedure like?
Forehead lift procedures performed by Drs. William Reno III and Paul Talbot of the Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg take place in an outpatient setting, meaning that you are free to go home the same day as their surgery. The procedure itself usually takes between one and two hours, during which the surgeon will make incisions in the hairline and forehead before repositioning the skin and tissues. In some cases, the surgeon may also need to use bone grafts or artificial implants to achieve the desired results. Afterward, the incisions will be closed with stitches, and you will be given a bandage to help support their healing forehead.
What can I expect during recovery after the forehead lift procedure?
The recovery process after a forehead lift is usually pretty straightforward. You will need to keep your head elevated for the first few days and nights to reduce swelling, and you will also need to apply ice packs periodically. Pain medication can help manage any discomfort, and most people feel well enough to return to work or school within a week or two. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least six weeks and only returned to after doctor approval. It is important to note that you will experience some swelling and bruising after surgery, but this should subside within a week or two. Most of our patients are able to return to their normal activities within two to three weeks.
Learn more about the forehead lift
If you are considering a forehead lift, it is vital that you consult with a quality plastic surgeon who has experience performing this procedure. Drs. William Reno III and Paul Talbot can assess your individual case and help you determine if a forehead lift is the right choice for you. Call 601-296-3405 to request an appointment at their Hattiesburg, MS, area practice providing facial and body plastic surgeries for new and established patients.