Due to gravity and the natural aging process, our forehead and eyebrows can lose elasticity and begin to droop down towards the eyes over time. This can create a heavy and tired look. To address these age-related concerns, brow lift surgery is recommended to tighten the forehead skin and reposition the brows to a more youthful location. The procedure can also smooth wrinkles on the forehead for a more rejuvenated appearance. Our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Emily Hrisomalos, has many years of experience performing brow lift procedures and customizing treatment plans in a way that is most beneficial for the patient and their cosmetic goals.
What Is Recovery from a Brow Lift Like?
There will initially be a head-wrap in place during the first few days after surgery. This is important to seal and stabilize the tissues as well as to protect the area during the early phases of healing. It generally takes about 2 weeks for the majority of swelling and bruising to resolve, and patients are generally feeling well enough to go back to work around this time (10-14 days). It is important to keep in mind that there will still be a degree of swelling and often numbness present by the 2-week point, and all patients heal at different rates. We recommend keeping the head elevated as much as possible, including at nighttime, along with the use of cold compresses during the first week of recovery. These strategies help in significantly increasing the resolution of swelling and rate of recovery. “Social” recovery is unique to each patient and when they feel most comfortable going out in public. Makeup can often cover up bruising, and Dr. Hrisomalos will let patients know when it is okay to apply cosmetic products. In order for recovery to be as quick, comfortable, and successful as possible, it is important for brow lift patients to carefully follow the post-surgical instructions that Dr. Hrisomalos provides them.
If you are interested in learning more about brow lift surgery, or would like to schedule a consultation with our experienced facial plastic surgeon, please contact us today.