As you age, your facial tissues lose their elasticity, which can cause your face to appear droopy. Nowadays, there are many elective procedures that can be used to tighten your skin depending on the area of the face that needs to be treated. If your outer eyes, upper cheeks, and outer brows are showing the passing of time, you might be a candidate for a temple lift in Chicago, IL. Advanced surgical techniques are used to lift and tighten the tissues to achieve a youthful appearance. Rest assured, your results will look natural, and you won’t need to worry about any noticeable scars.
A temple lift, also known as a temporal brow lift, is an elective procedure used to raise the outer brow. By doing so, it softens the visibility of crow’s feet and tightens the skin around the temples. Your outer brow and the upper cheeks will also look tighter through a minimally invasive procedure. Dr. Wiesman can combine a temple lift with other treatments to achieve optimal results.
Although many people believe a temple lift is the same as a brow lift, there are clear differences between the two. A brow lift (browplasty) focuses on correcting forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and furrows between the eyebrows. Overall, it lifts the entire eyebrow and forehead area.
A temple lift is a less invasive procedure that still offers drastic results. Only the outside corner of the
eyebrow is lifted. As a result, it won’t alter the forehead or middle brow; however, it will lift the
upper cheek tissues and outer eyes. The procedure will give the entire eye area a subtle lift and improve the
brow shape to take years off your appearance.
A temple lift is a minimally invasive solution to treat a variety of issues, such as:
Dr. Wiesman will perform a thorough consultation to ensure your physical health meets the requirements of the surgery. In addition, he will assess your concerns and learn more about your goals to determine if it’s the right option for you.
After your initial consultation, you’re scheduled for your procedure. Sedation or local anesthesia is used to ensure you are comfortable as a small incision is placed in the hairline near the ear. The underlying tissue is raised to elevate the outside of the brow and eyes. Any excess skin is removed before the incision is closed using a few small sutures.
If you are considering getting a temple lift (temporal brow lift), Dr. Wiesman and our team are ready to answer your questions and evaluate your candidacy for the procedure. Before we put your consultation on the books, however, you may be curious to learn more about the road ahead. Below, we provide succinct answers to some common questions about this surgery. If you would like further explanation about anything you learn, please give us a call .
It’s important to remember that a temple lift does not stop the natural aging process. After your procedure, gravity, environmental stressors, and other factors will continue to have effects on your skin. However, the results of a temple lift are permanent in a sense because the areas of your face that benefit from the procedure will always look relatively young (compared to how they would if you never had the procedure).
Mild swelling is normal, as is some minor bruising on the temples and around the corners of the eyes. There may also be some general discomfort. Sleeping with your head elevated and taking pain medication may help to minimize these effects. There isn’t a lot of downtime required; most patients are able to go back to work within a few days of their appointment. Typically, stitches are removed about one week following the surgery. It is usually possible to resume strenuous physical activity after about two weeks. Of course, it is important to listen to your body. Some individuals heal faster than others, and it would be unwise to push yourself to do things that you are not ready for. Your recovery time may be significantly longer if your temple lift is combined with other surgeries, such as a face lift.
First, our team will tend to your comfort. We’ll use adequate anesthesia, perhaps along with mild sedation, to make sure you feel little to nothing while Dr. Wiesman is working. The incisions are made in the hair above the ear, making sure that any scarring that is left behind will be virtually invisible (placement of the incisions may be adjusted for individuals with hair loss). Then, the underlying tissues are lifted to smooth out the area around the eyes. The procedure is relatively fast, usually lasting just an hour or so. Of course, your total appointment time will be longer due to necessary pre- and post-surgery tasks.
There is no such thing as a completely risk-free surgery. However, the minimally invasive nature of a temple lift means that it is relatively safe; complications are quite rare. When they do occur, they might include things like infection or unforeseen bleeding. If you carefully follow Dr. Wiesman’s post-op instructions, you can keep your risk of complications to a bare minimum.
If you’re ready to turn back the block and enjoy a youthful appearance, it’s time to see if you’re a candidate for a temple lift. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wiesman.