After Your Brow Lift
Your results depend on your genetics and anatomy, as well as the goals we have outlined prior to surgery. A great outcome depends on meticulous attention to details with the technical portion of the procedure, as well as an artistic touch to create the balanced facial features you desire.
Following surgery, your forehead, eyes and temporal areas will be swollen. Specialized ice packs will be placed on your forehead 24 hours a day for the first two days to relieve the swelling and discomfort. Most patients have some discomfort, but they don’t really complain of severe pain. The ice helps tremendously. The most common complaint is usually a mild to moderate headache. This headache usually resolves in 1-3 days.
Some physicians use drain tubes. Dr. Larsen does not place any drains. Many patients reabsorb any excess fluid that may accumulate. Initially, you’ll have a dressing on your face, but this will be removed within a couple of hours of your waking up from the surgical procedure. Our trained professionals or your caregiver will remove this dressing and start your specialized ice packs.
The ice is applied for the first 48 hours followed by warm compresses. Strictly keeping your head elevated with no movement leads to a speedy recovery for most patients. Patients usually resume a normal diet by the next day. As you heal, your forehead and eyes will feel tighter for the first week or two.
Assistance from a responsible adult is critical for the first few days to help decrease the chances of complications and lead to an uneven full recovery. Downtime is clearly a concern of patients having a brow lift, especially with younger patients. Healing is a progressive process and is controlled by Mother Nature. The stitches and staples are usually removed after 4-5 days, despite swelling and noticeable incisions.
Patients are usually ready to venture outside at this time. As with any surgery, wearing sunscreen and a hat will be essential in order to protect the healing skin from the sun. In a few weeks you will likely see a younger version of yourself. Complete healing will continue under the surface of the skin for quite some time. It is not uncommon for mild swelling and small lumps and bumps to take 1-2 months or more to resolve.
Initially, your brow will be very high and tight, and it will be difficult to raise your brows. As the swelling reduces over the first week to 10 days, the tightness will usually resolve. After one month you should see better results, and after three months, you should see great results. You can expect to return to full activity in approximately 3-4 weeks.
Brow Lift Price:
Starting At: $4,000