Forehead Augmentation

Forehead Augmentation or Forehead Contouring Surgery is a cosmetic surgery involving a patient’s forehead area from the upper eyebrow to the scalp line and from one side to the other of the head. When a patient undergoes a forehead contouring surgery, the earlier mentioned facial area is made slightly smoother and less protrusive.

An incision begins at the hairline. Following this, surgeons usually use bone cement to perform the augmentation. If the surgeon locates bony irregularities and protrusions in the brow area, these will be smoothed out as well. The incision will be closed using medical staples to give the patient an aesthetically pleasing and smooth appearance.

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Risks and complications

Complications arising from a forehead contouring surgery are minimal since bone cement is used instead of silicone implants. The only one that may come up is contouring irregularities. However, most surgeons minimize this risk by sculpting and smoothing out the bone cement using specialized instruments.

Care after surgery

Forehead dressing is place on at the end of surgery and is removed the next day. In some cases, a drain may be removed (not commonly) and it is removed the next day also. There is some mild pain afterward but much of the forehead skin will be numb for awhile. Pain is easily controlled by pills. There will be some swelling afterwards which is driven downward by the dressing and gravity which affects the eyes and upper cheeks. It is most evident by two days after surgery and is largely gone within seven to ten days after surgery. Absorb-able sutures are used in the scalp so there is no need for suture removal.

Preparation prior to surgery

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Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.

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Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.

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Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.

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You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.

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Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery. Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.

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