A brow lift is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of and restore the correct positioning of the brows. This procedure can improve the appearance of heavy or droopy brows. It can be combined with upper and lower blepharoplasty.
How long will the procedure take?
Brow lift is a procedure done under general anesthesia and typically takes two hours. It is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
Where will the incisions be?
Brow lift incisions are typically hidden in the hair of the scalp.
What will recovery be like?
Typically, the immediate recovery is about two weeks. This can vary from person-to-person and depends on the extent of your procedure. You should be able to shower about two to three days after the procedure. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for you about one week later. Initially, you should plan to avoid strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, and housework. You will need to walk and keep your legs moving after surgery to avoid complications.
What else should I know about brow lift?
Long-acting pain medication is placed throughout the surgical sites to help with post-operative pain. You will have better results if you keep your head elevated during this time. You will need a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours after the surgery. Dr. Aboutanos and her staff will review all of these instructions with you. Dr. Aboutanos will be there every step of the way to ensure the best results.