A lateral temporal lift is effectively an anti-gravity procedure that stops the outside part of your eyebrow from drooping. It provides a fresh, opened up appearance to your eyes and upper face, restoring smoothness and clarity to the outer eye which is where most people first notice age-related changes.
What does it involve?
The procedure is done under a general anaesthetic (with you asleep) either on its own, or often in combination with other procedures such as upper eyelid surgery. It may be done as a day case (in and out the same day) or if with other procedures, with you staying in hospital, depending on the nature of the other procedures. You will have scars within the hairline on either side of your head, in the hair above the temples. No hair is removed or shaved for the surgery.
What are the benefits?
The lateral temporal lift elevates and stabilises the lateral (or outside) of your brow, removing the tired look that may have developed from the heaviness of your low brow.
How long does the surgery take?
The operation takes about 60-minutes.
What is the recovery period?
This is a rapid-healing procedure with fast results. Cool packs are placed over the eyes after surgery to minimise swelling and bruising. The procedure is relatively pain-free. You will have some mild bruising afterwards, which will fade after a week following surgery and the scars heal quickly. The stitches in the hairline are removed at 10-14 days after the surgery.
You will notice a difference between the two sides initially, due to differences in swelling and you may also notice a dimple in the skin over the surgical area. These are temporary and will resolve as the swelling subsides.
How long before daily activities may be resumed?
Rest is advised initially, and you should sleep with 2 or 3 pillows so your head is elevated – this will help the swelling resolve. Make-up may be worn 24-hours after the procedure and most people are ready to go out and return to work after 7-10 days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 4-weeks. You may wash your hair after 48-hours.
What are the success rates?
Lateral temporal lift has a high success rate – the result is a freshness and smoothness that appears as if some wonder cream has been used.
What are the possible complications?
Complications can occur after any surgery, and those related to a lateral temporal lift can include minor wound infections, stitches “spitting” through the wound, bleeding, numbness, and (rarely) weakness to eyebrow movement. A degree of asymmetry between the sides is normal, but is unusual to have significant asymmetry.
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