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.