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Cosmetic surgery of the face

Facial cosmetic surgery may include a forehead lift. In this procedure, a hairline incision is made, the forehead skin is pulled up and excess skin tissue is removed. In an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty, creases and wrinkles around the eyes can be minimized by removing excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. A facelift usually consists of an incision along or above the hairline and in front of the ears. Excess fat and skin is removed and facial muscles may be tightened.

Cosmetic surgery of the face

Review Date: 5/10/2019

Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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