Study: Brow lift patients still thrilled with results years later
September 27, 2012
There have been numerous studies that survey plastic surgery patients shortly after their procedures to see if they are happy with results. But a new study out of Germany asked patients years after they had undergone a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure if they were still satisfied, and the results were for the most part quite positive, according to HealthDay.
The study, published in the September-October edition of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, surveyed 98 individuals who had received a forehead or brow lift procedure. All but four percent of the patients were women, and the average age of study participants was 60. All of those surveyed underwent the procedure between 1994 and 2007.
Around 63 percent of the patients said they'd definitely or likely go under the knife again, while only 18 percent said they weren't likely or definitely wouldn't. Another 18 percent were unsure. Similar percentages were reported in response to the question of whether or not patients would recommend the procedure to others.
Of course, patients need to take more into consideration than survey numbers and their friends’ advice. You should always speak with a board certified plastic surgeon while in the planning stages to make an informed decision.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), a forehead lift is typically used to treat signs of aging around the top of the face. Candidates for forehead lifts typically have deep, horizontal creases on the forehead, or a sagging or low position of the eyebrows. The procedure can also help with frown lines between the eyebrows.
Researchers who conducted the study, as well as ASAPS, remind patients that forehead lifts are not minor procedures, and there is a significant recovery time during which patients will likely be unable to work.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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