A forehead lift is performed under local or general anaesthesia. Very small incisions are made along the scalpline to make them unnoticeable. Muscles are repositioned using endoscopic surgery. It is often performed in conjuntion with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), or total face lift (rhytidectomy).
After undergoing forehead surgery the patient must stay at home for one week, during this time bruising in the forehead and the cheeks is normal, and will quickly disappear. During recovery the patient needs to apply indirect ice packs at intervals, and after that, apply warm compresses for a week.