A modified browlift can be used to lower the hairline. I make an incision at the hairline and then work toward the back of the head freeing the the scalp from the skull bone beneath it. The scalp (and the hair) is then slid forward. I remove a strip of excess skin at the top of the forehead and close the remaining forehead skin to the repositioned scalp. The result is a lower hairline. There is a permanent scar just at the hairline but with meticulous closure techniques, this is often difficult to see.
Sore throat can happen after surgery. It is usually caused by the endotracheal tube the anesthesiologist uses to help you breath. It is somewhat more common in women than in men. The soreness is usually mild and goes away within a few days. A severe sore throat or one that lasts for more than a few days should be reported to Dr. Schwartz.
Donating blood causes a temporary anemia. This usually corrects within 1-2 weeks. Nonetheless, we recommend that patients do not donate blood for at least one month before cosmetic surgery.
Some patients have expressed interest in donating blood for their own use, if needed. Since most cosmetic procedures are designed to produce minimal to moderate blood loss, transfusion is almost never needed. While you are, of course, free to self-donate blood, this would almost always be unnecessary.