This surgical technique is used as a solution for drooping of the lateral brow and lateral canthal area, or to lift lateral brow and lateral canthal area to liven up one’s facial appeal. Coupled with a blepharoplasty, the method can often provide optimal results.
However, Temporal Lift may not be the ideal choice for some individuals, such as young people without sagging end brows and eyelids yet want to lift them regardless, or those with drooping eyebrows who are candidates for brow lift surgery.
Individuals whose eyebrows are considerably drooping, making their faces look tired.
Drooping of the lateral brow
Drooping of the lateral canthal area
After applying anesthesia, the surgeon will cut open the skin (3-4 cm in length) around the hairline on both sides of the temples, work down towards the lateral orbital rim and remove the excess skin. The lateral brow and lateral canthus will be lifted diagonally, then the surgeon will fasten the SMAS layer under the skin. Lastly, the cut will be closed and hidden under the hairline along the temples.
Apply cold pack to the area during the first 3 days.
Clean the area daily, avoid contact with water until suture removal date.
Remove the suture on Day 7. Patient can wash his/her face and apply makeup afterwards.
Avoid sunlight exposure during the first 3 months.
The swelling will be less noticeable after 3-6 months.
Scars and marks may be visible during the first 3 months, and will gradually fade out within a year.
Scars around the hairline along the temples can be visible, especially during the first 3 months after the operation. The marks will typically fade out within 1 year.
How long will the change last?
The result will typically last 5-10 years. This will largely depend on the individual’s age, skin type, characteristic of the brow ridge, the distance between the lateral orbital rim and the hairline, etc.