Who is a suitable candidate for a Temporal lift?

An ideal candidate for a temporal lift is an individual who wants to get rid of wrinkles and sagging near the brow, particularly the outer portion of the brow. A temporal brow lift is less invasive than a normal brow lift. It also does not involve muscle reconstruction, only tightening and removal of skin. Although less versatile than a normal brow lift or endoscopic brow lift, a temporal lift is ideal for individuals who prefer something less invasive with a short recovery time.


Evaluation for a temporal lift

A physical examination will be performed of position of your eyebrow, skin hooding over your eyes, skin thickness, texture, and elasticity- as well as the extent of wrinkles and folds around your temple area. This information will help in formulating a technical plan and the goals of the surgical procedure will be explained.


How is a temporal brow lift done?

For a temporal brow lift, an incision is made at either temple behind the hairline. Dissection of deeper layers is then carried out towards the brow. It is then possible to pull upward the hooded skin of the lateral eyebrow which is then tightened. The excess skin is then removed thus lifting the outer corners of the forehead. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures. 


Risks associated with a temporal lift

As temporal brow lifts are less invasive than other face lift procedures, the risks are relatively low. However as always there may be risk of infection and bleeding. A more serious complication is damage to the frontal branch of the facial nerve, which normally helps elevate the brow.

Recovery from a temporal brow lift

There will be some swelling and bruising around the eye area for a up to week. Patients can minimize swelling and bruising by elevating their head (3-4 pillows) while sleeping after surgery. Stitches are usually removed within 5-7 days after the brow lift after which normal activities may be resumed within reason.

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