Temporal lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to address signs of aging around the eye.
This procedure can be combined with a forehead lift, eyebrow lift, and other cosmetic procedures.
The principle is to make a short incision ( long like the last finger) in the hair above the ear, parallel to
the hair line but behind the anterior hairline, and to detach (undermine) in depth the anterior portion
of the forehead and temple skin, eyebrow area and malar cheekbone skin areas. Then this area will be
pulled and deep stitches will be placed to reposition. The incision and the scar are therefore hidden in
the hair and not visible.
The procedure usually takes is about 1 hour depending upon the extent of surgery.
Care after surgery:
Recovery time and after-effects are simple and short and of various duration depending on
individuals. Usually a week off social life is enough. The small clamps staples in the hair-bearing scalp
are removed on the 8th day. Swelling of the upper part of the face and eyelids due to postoperative
edema and ecchymosed will decrease gradually over the first 10 days, and then the residual edema will
disappear in the next few months. It is usual the first weeks to have a bulge in front of the hairline:
this will disappear spontaneously. Loss of hair is a rare event. Sensitivity and subtle motility of the
scalp around the incision will return within a few months (with a possible pruriginous stage).
We recommend only light activity for the first week to ten days following surgery. Most patients are
able return to work 7-10 days following surgery with makeup easily covering any residual bruising.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
Complications are very the unusual evolution’s that require further treatment. The possible
complications of the temporal lift are rare: Hemorrhaging, Hematomas and infection which may
require an additional procedure and a specific medical therapy ,skin necrosis, and pain are very rare
events, poor scaring, adherences, fibrous scar, visible scar, transitory paresis, or a paralysis of the
frontalis or supercilii muscles Impaired mimic or asymmetrical mimic, asymmetric eyebrows
Local alopecia, loos of hair local anesthesia of the scalp, persistent asymmetry, itchiness
Psychological disorders (depression, psychosis), cardiovascular, immunological or respiratory
complications of anesthesia.
Types of anesthesia use:
The procedure usually requires general anesthesia.
This procedure may be performed in the cosmetic surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient
surgery center, or at a hospital. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis.
Preparation prior to surgery
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and
throughout your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt. Please inform us your
flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.