12 doctors weighed in:
When you have a forehead lift does it affect you in any way like sense of touch?
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: It is possible
Sense of touch ("sensation") is typically lessened early postop and mostly recovers completely in weeks or months.
However, rarely there can be small areas of permanent numbness. Fortunately this should not cause any serious problem.

In brief: It is possible
Sense of touch ("sensation") is typically lessened early postop and mostly recovers completely in weeks or months.
However, rarely there can be small areas of permanent numbness. Fortunately this should not cause any serious problem.
Dr. David Levens
Dr. David Levens
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Can
A brow or forehead lift if done endoscopically shouldn't cause permanent numbness though rarely possible.
When scalp is removed then there is always permanent numbness or decreased sensation because the nerves which travel through the skin are severed during the removal of the unwanted loose skin.

In brief: Can
A brow or forehead lift if done endoscopically shouldn't cause permanent numbness though rarely possible.
When scalp is removed then there is always permanent numbness or decreased sensation because the nerves which travel through the skin are severed during the removal of the unwanted loose skin.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly.
Depending on the technique used, sensory nerves can be affected temporarily, or permanently, which may leave the patient with early hypersensitivity, numbness, or both.
Most forehead lift patients in my own practice rarely complain of permanent numbness of either the forehead or scalp near the incision. Normally it can take up to a year for all or most sensation to return.

In brief: Possibly.
Depending on the technique used, sensory nerves can be affected temporarily, or permanently, which may leave the patient with early hypersensitivity, numbness, or both.
Most forehead lift patients in my own practice rarely complain of permanent numbness of either the forehead or scalp near the incision. Normally it can take up to a year for all or most sensation to return.
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
In some cases, mild loss of sensitivity can result from forehead lifting, likely due to direct nerve injury during elevation of the forehead skin or suturing of the area.
Most often this mild numbness is temporary, but permanent numbness has been reported. Return of sensation may take several weeks to months, .

In brief: Possibly
In some cases, mild loss of sensitivity can result from forehead lifting, likely due to direct nerve injury during elevation of the forehead skin or suturing of the area.
Most often this mild numbness is temporary, but permanent numbness has been reported. Return of sensation may take several weeks to months, .
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Possibly
Depending on the technique used: direct, pretrichal, endoscopic, subcutaneous, temporal, bicoronal, subgaleal, etc, some of the nerves providing sensation to the forehead may be effected resulting in altered touch perception.
Typically this is short lived but may be permanent.

In brief: Possibly
Depending on the technique used: direct, pretrichal, endoscopic, subcutaneous, temporal, bicoronal, subgaleal, etc, some of the nerves providing sensation to the forehead may be effected resulting in altered touch perception.
Typically this is short lived but may be permanent.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Joseph Perlman
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Depends on the lift
With an endoscopic brow lift, which is the most common brow lift, there's very little loss of sensation and it's limited to the area around the incision, which is behind the hairline.
With transverse for had lips that are done in deep wrinkles particularly in men with receding hairlines, there tends to be more loss of sensation above the incision. With coronal brow lifts , which are the traditional.

In brief: Depends on the lift
With an endoscopic brow lift, which is the most common brow lift, there's very little loss of sensation and it's limited to the area around the incision, which is behind the hairline.
With transverse for had lips that are done in deep wrinkles particularly in men with receding hairlines, there tends to be more loss of sensation above the incision. With coronal brow lifts , which are the traditional.
Dr. Joseph Perlman
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