3. How is forehead reduction surgery preformed?
Consultation and Evaluation:
The process begins with a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon or facial surgeon. During this consultation, the surgeon assesses the patient’s goals, discusses expectations, and evaluates their suitability for the procedure.
The surgery is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient and surgeon’s preference.
The surgeon makes an incision along the patient’s hairline. The incision is strategically placed to hide the resulting scar within the hairline.
Excess skin and tissue from the forehead are carefully removed. The amount of tissue removed depends on the patient’s desired hairline and the surgeon’s recommendations.
The remaining scalp is then repositioned to lower the hairline. The surgeon may use sutures or other techniques to secure the new position.
The incision is meticulously closed with sutures, surgical staples, or other appropriate closure methods. This step aims to ensure minimal scarring and a clean, well-concealed incision line.
Dressing and Recovery:
Dressings and bandages are applied to protect the incision site. Patients are closely monitored in a recovery area until they are stable and can be released to go home.
Patients are provided with post-operative care instructions, including guidance on wound care, medications, and any necessary follow-up appointments. It’s crucial to follow these instructions for a smooth recovery.