Forehead lift and eyebrow lifting operations in Istanbul hospital, which are usually performed together, are procedures that make the forehead area above the eyes look younger and fresher. With this operation, forehead lines and wrinkles that give a tired, angry and even sad expression to a person are removed and aesthetically uncomfortable fallen eyebrows are removed.

During the forehead stretching process, the muscle tissues on the forehead that cause wrinkles and sagging are removed or rearranged, resulting in a flat forehead. In the same way, eyebrows are raised and streaks are removed. Depending on the preference of your surgeon, the procedure can be performed classically by hiding the skin incision behind the hairline or “endoscopically” with the help of instruments inserted through smaller skin incisions.Similar results are obtained with both techniques: a flatter and softer forehead skin and a much more vibrant appearance!

If you are considering forehead lift surgery, this section (brochure?) it will give you roughly information about the transaction and allow you to evaluate your expectations about the result. It should be remembered that this section will naturally not be able to answer all your questions, as the characteristics will vary from person to person and each surgery is planned according to the person. Do not hesitate to ask your plastic surgeon all kinds of questions about the procedure that you do not understand or are curious about!.

1- The most suitable candidates for forehead lift surgery…

Forehead lift surgery is usually applied to the group between the ages of 40 and 60 in order to reduce the visible effects of decaying. However, regardless of what age, those who have developed deep lines or wrinkles on their foreheads due to stress or muscle activity and people whose eyebrows have fallen out may also benefit from this operation. People who have inherited thick and low eyebrows or people with lines on the nose can get a more lively and fresh appearance thanks to this procedure.

Forehead lift is usually performed together with face lift surgery in order to correct the overall appearance of face, but the choice is completely left to the patient. Upper eyelid aesthetics can be applied simultaneously, especially in patients with excessive skin sagging on the upper eyelid. In some cases, patients who think they need upper eyelid aesthetics may benefit better from forehead lift procedure. In this regard, your plastic surgeon will help you determine the type of operation required.

Bald, thinning hair, forehead hairline has started to go backwards and even people who have previously undergone upper eyelid surgery may be ideal candidates for forehead lift. In this case, your plastic surgeon will either simply change the locations of the skin incisions or turn to a more conservative operation.

It should be remembered that the forehead lift operation can correct your appearance and increase your self-confidence, but it may not be enough for you to change to your ideal image or for people to differ in their approach to you! It is recommended that you determine your expectations well and discuss them with your plastic surgeon before deciding on surgery.

2- All operations carry some uncertainties and risks…

Complications after forehead lift surgery performed by a high-quality plastic surgeon rarely occur or they are easily manageable. However, nevertheless, the possibilities of their occurrence should not be ignored.

In rare cases, the nerves that have the task of lifting the eyebrow may be damaged unilaterally or bilaterally. In this case, the ability to raise eyebrows may disappear and wrinkles may occur on the forehead. Additional operations may be required to eliminate the problem.

The expansion of scar tissue is also a rare complication. This problem can be solved by surgically removing the large scar and obtaining a new and thinner scar. In addition, minimal hair loss may be observed on the edges of scar tissue in some patients.

Especially after classical forehead lift surgery, loss of sensation in the skin incision line or just ahead is common. This problem is usually temporary, but rarely can be permanent in some patients.

Although infection and bleeding are rare, they are among the possible complications.

If an unexpected rupture occurs during the endoscopic forehead lift procedure, your plastic surgeon may have to abandon the endoscopic approach and switch to the conventional open operation method. In this case, the scar will be slightly wider and the healing time will be longer. Currently, these types of complications are rare (less than 1% of all endoscopic procedures).

By closely following the pre- and postoperative directives of your plastic surgeon, you can minimize complications and risks.

3- Planning of Your Surgery…

In order for you to better understand how the forehead lift operation will affect your appearance, take a mirror in your hand and place your palms on the outer edges of your eyes, take them lightly and lift the eyebrow area. This procedure will approximately inform you about the result of a forehead lift surgery.

When you decide to get examined by a plastic surgeon, your plastic surgeon will first evaluate your face, including the skin and the bone tissue underneath.

During your examination, your plastic surgeon will discuss with you about your purpose for surgery and ask you questions about a number of medical conditions that will cause problems during or after the operation, such as high blood pressure, blood clotting problems, or the tendency of your scars to expand. Make sure to inform your plastic surgeon about whether you use cigarettes or tobacco products, or whether you are taking any medications (including aspirin and other medications that cause bleeding disorders).

When you decide to have a forehead lift operation, your plastic surgeon will inform you about which surgical technique to use, the recommended type of anesthesia (anesthesia), where the operation will be performed, the risks and costs of the operation.

Turkey Medicals Co-ordinator, “Do not hesitate to ask our plastic surgeon in Istanbul any questions that may be on your mind (especially if you have any expectations and reservations about the result of the operation).”



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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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