The temporal facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that raises the lateral part of the eyebrows and rejuvenates the upper part of the face. The slackening of these tissues makes the eyes look tired, aged or sad. This intervention can be proposed in young patients to raise the lateral part of the eyebrows or in older patients to treat the relaxation of the upper part of the face (forehead and eyebrows).
The objective of the temporal lift (eyelid surgery)
- Correct the position of the eyebrow, especially its outer part (the “tail” of the eyebrow), which is often too low. The eyebrows are thus raised upwards.
- Reduces excess skin that appears on the upper eyelid due to droopy eyebrows.
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines of crow’s feet (outer eyelids).
Above all, a temporary lift should not pull the eyebrows too much in an exaggerated way, otherwise you will have a fixed, frozen, artificial gaze, and the air of perpetual wonder that characterizes cosmetic surgery.
DR AIMADEDDINE SOUAD uses several surgical techniques depending on the situation.
How is eyelid surgery performed?
- A pre-pilar technique or incision is made at the junction of the hair and the skin of the temporal region.
- The scars are usually 3 to 4 cm long and are easily concealed by hair. Remove the tailored skin crescent (one side is usually taken differently than the other, as there is almost always a slight asymmetry between the two eyebrows).
- The skin of the temporal region and the lateral ends of the eyebrows are thus raised upwards.
- The procedure is almost always performed under local anesthesia and does not require hospitalization.
- The recovery time is one week.