The forehead lift procedure involves lifting the skin and portions of the muscle and removing excess tissue. If there is any excess skin at the point of incision it will be removed as well. The incision will be closed with stitches or clips. Following the surgery, you face and hair will be washed to prevent irritation.
Most patients recover from the surgery within a day or two, though they do need to take it easy for the first week following the surgery. Patients can shampoo their hair one or two days following surgery and can return to work or school within a week or 10 days.
Usually, any visible signs from surgery will be difficult to detect within two to three weeks of the surgery. Special camouflage makeup can be used to disguise minor swelling and bruising.
Most patients experience some tiredness following the surgery, but that quickly passes and you recover. You will begin to look and feel better soon.