Brow Lift Surgery
Is A Brow Lift Right For Me?
A brow lift is best suited for adult men and women whose facial tissue and muscles are in good condition and who have positive and realistic goals for improving a low, sagging or furrowed brow. Ideal candidates are also non-smokers who don’t have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing.
What Should I Expect Right After My Brow Lift?
- Once your procedure is complete, your forehead may be taped and your head may be loosely wrapped to minimize swelling and bruising.
- Initial healing may include some swelling, numbness and discomfort that can be controlled with medication.
- An itchy scalp, particularly at the incision sites, is also common.
- Some facial movements may be restricted or temporarily impaired.
- Your plastic surgeon will instruct you to keep your head elevated at all times until initial swelling has subsided.
- A return to light, normal activity is possible as soon as you feel ready, usually within a few days of surgery.
- Initial wound healing may take 5-10 days, at which time any sutures or clips will be removed, if necessary.
- You should be ready to return to work and normal activity at this time.
- Cosmetics can camouflage any bruising that remains.
- Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling continues to dissipate and incision lines refine and fade.
- Diligent sun protection is essential until the healing process is fully complete.
- Continue to follow instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.
What Results Should I Expect Over Time?
- It may take several months for swelling to completely dissipate.
- A year is considered appropriate for incision lines to fully refine.
- Life-long sun protection and a healthy lifestyle will help to extend the results of your brow lift – a relaxed, vibrant and more youthful appearance.
Your face and forehead will continue to age. However, the fulfillment you feel from your brow lift should continue for many years.
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