Coronal Forehead Lift
27 July 2020 onur
Coronal forehead lift is the ancestor and the oldest and most classical form of forehead rejuvenation procedures. When a plastic surgery technique is old and classic, it raises concerns in some of our patients, who ask, “Oh, I don’t want an old technique. Do you have something new?”
First of all, do not be afraid of classical techniques. Just as a piece of classical music is performed and listened to in every corner of the world even centuries later or a painting created 300 years ago maintains its millions of dollars of worth even today, some of the classical techniques in plastic surgery are almost gold for us.
Coronal forehead lift surgery begins with a horizontal incision across the scalp. From this incision down, towards the eyebrows, the tissue is mobilized and stretched upwards, followed by the excision of excess tissues and the completion of the procedure by suturing the scalp.
Coronal forehead lift is especially indicated in patients with advanced forehead aging, severely low eyebrows, severely wrinkled forehead skin and a forehead height shorter than 6 cm. By forehead height, we mean the vertical distance between the eyebrows and the hairline.
Coronal forehead lift is a very effective and time-tested method. Endoscopic forehead lift is definitely more effective than rather limited surgeries such as temple lift and isolated brow lift and is typically applied when these surgeries are insufficient or fail. Relapses such as re-drooping of eyebrows and persistence of forehead wrinkles after coronal forehead lift are much less common. It leaves a long scar, but because this scar is hidden inside the scalp, it often does not catch others’ attention socially. You can think of it like swapping an invisible trace with a visible deformity.
The disadvantage of the procedure is that this scar in the scalp does not always heal at the quality we desire. Sometimes the scars may enlarge. Hair loss is possible. It may stand out at the hairdresser’s or particularly when swimming in a pool. Another disadvantage is that sensory defects such as loss of sensation, itching and tingling are frequently observed in the scalp behind the incision line. Therefore, it is not a technique suitable for people with scarce hair such as male patients. Since the forehead will be stretched after a coronal forehead lift, it will extend and expand a little, so we do not recommend this procedure for individuals with a wide forehead and a high hairline. In these individuals, the coronal technique leads to a further widening of the forehead and a masculine appearance in female patients. Another disadvantage is that the eyebrows can rise too much if the technique is applied aggressively.
On the other hand, in the candidate patient group for this technique who have advanced forehead aging and droopy eyebrows, the benefits of the technique make it a reasonable decision to venture these disadvantages.
For detailed information about coronal forehead lift and to find out whether this technique is suitable for you, feel free to contact us.
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