The passage of time can leave its mark on your skin. There is no shame in aging, but there is also no shame in wanting to turn back the clock on your appearance. Plastic surgery can help you to do that. A temple lift is a minimally invasive procedure that can take years off of your face. But is it right for you? Here are some reasons why you might want to consider talking to a qualified doctor about this procedure:
A Temple Lift Provides Subtle but Powerful Results
A temple lift, also called a temporal brow lift, raises the outer portion of your brow. As a result, your upper cheeks and your temples, including any crow’s feet, will look smoother. This procedure is popular among people in their 40s and older who want more powerful results than what they could achieve through topical anti-aging treatments and injectables like BOTOX.
A Temple Lift Is Minimally Invasive
A temple lift is not nearly as invasive as some other types of surgery. For example, a face lift usually requires a hospital stay of at least one night due to the procedure’s extensive nature. With a temple lift, patients are usually able to go home on the same day as their surgery. A temple lift is also less invasive than a forehead lift (also known as a brow lift), which involves lifting the entire brow region.
Scarring Is Minimal
A temple lift does require a surgeon to make some incisions, but a skilled practitioner knows how to perform the procedure in a way that minimizes scarring. Any scarring that you do experience should be well-hidden.
The Results Are Long-Lasting
A temple lift can reverse the effects of aging in your outer brow area. Of course, the natural aging process will continue after your surgery, but you will always look younger than you would have if you never underwent the temple lift procedure.
The Risks Are Minimal, and Recovery Time Is Short
All surgeries come with at least a small level of risk, but some have a lower risk of complications than others. Temple lift surgery is generally very safe when it is performed by a qualified doctor. In fact, most patients are able to return to work within just a few days of their procedure, and it is usually possible to resume strenuous physical activity within a couple of weeks.
Do you think a temple lift might be right for you? A consultation with a local plastic surgeon can let you know for sure whether you should move forward with this transformative procedure.
Meet the Practice
Dr. Irvin M. Wiesman is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is proud to provide a broad range of services to people in the Chicago community, including temple lifts, brow lifts, face lifts, and more. If you are curious about how he may be able to help you enhance your appearance, contact our office at 312-981-1290.