Are there any complications from forehead contouring surgery?Complications arising from a forehead contouring surgery are minimal since bone cement is used instead of silicone implants. When a silicone implant is inserted and used in a forehead contouring procedure, numerous complications can arise. Some of these include fluid accumulation, visible borders of the implant, and implant extrusion.
In contrast, the use of bone cement shows minimal complications following the surgery. The only one that may come up is contouring irregularities. However, most surgeons minimize this risk by sculpting and smoothing out the bone cement using specialized instruments. Unlike other surgeries, the likelihood of patients suffering from extrusions and/or infections is extremely rare with this surgery, as well.
Since undergoing a forehead contouring surgery is essentially similar to a brow lift surgery, the healing process following the procedure is quite quick.
Surgical Details of the Forehead Contouring Surgery
Performed as an outpatient procedure, a forehead contouring surgery starts with a scalp incision. Following this, surgeons usually use bone cement to perform the augmentation of the forehead area. During this process, if the surgeons locate bony irregularities and/or protrusions in the brow area, these will be smoothed out as well, to give the patient an aesthetically pleasing and smooth appearance.
Generally, the recovery time following this procedure is about a week to 10 days. Such a quick recovery is possible because the incisions are all made in the scalp area. Patients are allowed to go about their regular routines in a few days, which mean minimal impact on the patient's day-to-day life.
Some patients may have bruising in their eyelid area and some swelling, as well. However, these effects are not major and will not last very long.
Most patients are able to do their chores in a few days and many of them go back to work within a week, making this ideal.
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The staff treated me very kindly, with respect and genuine smiles. Dr Kwan is a real professional in my opinion. He took the time to listen to my story, addressed my concerns and took his time to walk me through the process and give me his opinion and explanation on his recommendation. I had my surgery in his practice and we went over everything again before I met up with the anesthesiologist, who was equally as nice and professional as everyone else at his practice. We started counting bikes ... and after bike #6 I fell a sleep. When I woke up, he was there to tell me I did great and before I knew it I was in a taxi cab back home with my best friend who came to pick me up. So I don't know if this is typical, but I had no pain whatsoever after the surgery. . I am very very happy with the results. Dr Kwan did an amazing job and I couldn't be more pleased.
I was invovled in an automobile accident last May, 2013. The outcome from the emergency room left me with 5 stitches on the bridge of my nose, and the tip of my nose was missing due to the severe impact of the accident. I called and scheduled an appointment to visit Dr. Kwan so he could assess my nose. Upon arriving to the office, I was immediately impressed with the facility, service, and profesionalism of his staff. Dr. Kwan met with me and examined my nose and in detail, he explained the approach he would take in order to get my nose like brand new again.On the day of my surgery, I was met by Dr Kwan, who performed the surgery, himself. His Anestigeologist was very informative and professional as well. The outcome of Phase 1 was a success. In addition to that, the staff even called my medication into the pharmacy that way it would be ready as soon as I left the office. My nose is 98% back to normal, I now look forward to Phase 2 to be completed. After that procedure is done I am positive my nose will look absolutely perfect and I will be back to my confident self again. Thanks Dr Kwan and Staff.
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I have been using Dr Kwan for over 10 years now. I have had many different procedures and all of them have turned out great. One of the breast augmentations had a crimp in the left breast and he had no problem going in to revise it to assure my satisfaction. I have always liked the way he answers each of my concerns and we go over everything for each procedure I've done several times to assure we are on the same page :) Take a list of any questions or concerns an I guarantee you will love your results no matter what procedure he is doing for you! .