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    Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Surgery Recovery 

    Brow Lift / Forehead Lift Surgery Recovery 

    Brow Lift / Forehead Lift

    Post-surgery care and recovery is a critical part of forehead lift cosmetic surgery and will impact how effective your final results will be. Before your surgery, you will have a pre-op consultation with your surgeon, wherein you can discuss the specifics of the surgery and the recovery period.  

    During the consultation, you will know how long it will take for you to get back to your regular routine. Your surgeon will advise you about post-op care guidelines. You should speak with them frankly and clarify your doubts and concerns regarding the recovery and an appropriate schedule that helps you commit to a full and proper recovery. 

    Board certified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan provides brow lift / forehead lift surgery to patients in Austin, Dallas, Texas and surrounding communities.   

    Post-op care and recovery  

    You will receive detailed post-operative care instructions during your recovery stage. Some of the important ones are mentioned below:  

    • How to care for your incisions so that they don’t pose a risk of developing an infection  
    • Symptoms and side effects that you will most likely experience after the procedure  
    • Indications of complications  
    • Estimated downtime – this will vary from person-to-person depending on the extent and the type of surgery performed.  

    After your forehead lift plastic surgery: 

    • Your surgeon will recommend you to have an ice therapy or cold compresses around the treated sites in the forehead. This should be followed during the first 48 hours so that you can mitigate swelling.  
    • For the first week, you should try to keep your head in an elevated position while sleeping.  
    • Your progress will be monitored by your surgeon and their team. You may have to make a visit at the end of the first week to the surgeon’s office for a post-op assessment.  

    Initial recovery phase 

    You may initially experience tightness from ear to ear across the top of your brow and head. This discomfort can be reduced through mild pain medications prescribed by your surgeon. You can expect some temporary numbness along with bruising and swelling. The swelling will subside gradually after the fourth or fifth day of your surgery.  

    The bruising will be prominent around your brows. But it will resolve in two or three weeks. You probably won’t need a drain tube for forehead lift. In the first few days, you will experience an urge for urinating more frequently. This is because of the IV fluids administered during your surgery.  

    You are free to take a shower from the next day of your surgery. But utmost care must be taken while using hot water because it can affect your numb scalp.  

    Expected timeframe of recovery 

    After your forehead lift cosmetic surgery, sutures will remain in place for one week or 10 days, and will be removed thereafter. Your surgeon will recommend you to perform mild activities such as short walks at home to avoid blood clots. You can start driving from the second or third week. You can also go back to work from the second week.  

    The scalp will be itchy while the forehead nerves are being gradually revived. The numbness will resolve in a few weeks. Once you’re back to your regular routine, it is prudent to begin work at a slow pace and gradually speed up the process. Oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan provides brow lift surgery to patients in Austin, Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas. 

    Contact Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics and Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan Today to Schedule an Appointment

    For more information about procedures and treatments at Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics by Ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan. Click here to contact us.

    Offices in Dallas and Austin, Texas.

    Brow/Forehead Lift Procedure Steps 

    Brow/Forehead Lift Surgery

    Over the years, there has been considerable advancement in the realm of brow lift / forehead lift cosmetic surgery. With techniques such as advanced endoscopy and limited incision forehead lift, the procedure is becoming less invasive with only a few short incisions involved in your forehead and hair-bearing scalp.  

    Before your procedure, you will have a pre-op consultation with your surgeon wherein you will be given the details about your procedure. This way, you will feel more confident while making decisions. It is recommended to ask questions during this session to have a better idea as to what a brow lift procedure pertains to. 

    Board certified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan provides brow lift / forehead lift surgery to patients in Austin, Dallas, Texas and surrounding locations.    

    Open brow lift  

    While assessing your candidacy, if your surgeon finds the need for a significant tissue modification, they will recommend an open surgery to you. In this procedure, you will be first administered local or general anesthesia. Once you respond positively to it, your surgeon will create a horizontal incision along your forehead, either through your hairline or in your natural forehead crease. This will reduce the visibility of your scars.  

    Excess fat will be removed through the incision and loose underlying muscles will be tightened. Your surgeon will then trim away the loose skin and pull the remaining skin taut. Subsequently, they will place the brow with deep sutures, giving you a refreshed and rejuvenated facial look.  

    Endoscopic brow lift  

    An endoscopic forehead lift is less invasive and is often performed using local anesthesia. The procedure starts with small incisions in the pre-planned sites. Then, through this incision, an endoscopic camera is inserted.  

    Using this camera, your surgeon will see the underlying forehead structure to perform a precise and targeted lifting. Compared to an open forehead lift, the incisions will be smaller in this case. As a result of which, your recovery period may be relatively shorter.  

    Limited incision brow lift  

    This is a hybrid procedure that amalgamates both the open and endoscopic forehead lift. Initially, small incisions are placed in the temporal hairline without using an endoscope. To clarify, this procedure will not be effective if you are looking to correct the central part of your brow. However, it works well to mitigate aging lines around the corner of your eyes, which are called “crow’s feet”.  

    The kind of forehead lift will be planned by your surgeon during your pre-op consultation. The procedure will depend on your unique facial anatomy and personal aesthetic goals.  

    Combined surgery 

    If brow lift surgery is performed in conjunction with another surgery, then the steps will have to be adjusted. To have a natural-looking outcome, conditions such as drooping brows, and sagging upper eyelid should be duly addressed.  

    For better results, a customized approach is preferred by taking into account all of your personal aesthetic needs. This includes your preference for hairline and hairstyle. Oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan provides brow lift surgery to patients in Austin, Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas. 

    Contact Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics and Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan Today to Schedule an Appointment

    For more information about procedures and treatments at Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics by Ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan. Click here to contact us.

    Offices in Dallas and Austin, Texas.

    How to Prepare For Your Brow / Forehead Lift Surgery 

    Brow / Forehead Lift Surgery 

    To create a strong foundation for a successful forehead lift cosmetic surgery, it’s crucial for you to prepare well for it. Prior to your surgery, you will have a pre-operative consultation with your surgeon, wherein you will be given comprehensive instructions and guidelines.  

    Your surgeon will also assess your health history to determine your candidacy for the brow lift procedure. If you have any doubts or concerns related to the procedure, your surgeon will address them before proceeding. Board certified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan provides brow lift / forehead lift surgery to patients in Austin, Dallas, Texas and surrounding locations. 

    Arranging health records 

    Prior to the consultation, you are required to arrange all the necessary health records and mail it to your surgeon’s office. This will help them in the evaluation process to determine your candidacy. If you arrange the documents early you can save significant amount of time ahead of your surgery.  

    Diet and exercise regimen  

    Even though forehead lift is a relatively minor plastic surgery, you should maintain a proper and healthy diet and an appropriate exercise regimen to boost your physical resilience before your surgery. If you are healthy and fit, then you will be both mentally and physically prepared for the surgery.  

    You will also respond to anesthesia and surgery better if you follow your surgeon’s guidelines. Your recovery period will also reduce. If you are uncertain as to how you should plan your diet, you can consult a nutritionist.  

    Preparatory guidelines  

    • Refrain from smoking and other tobacco products for at least six weeks before your surgery.  
    • Minimize alcohol consumption for a few weeks leading to your surgery.  
    • Discontinue certain medications that your doctor may specify.  
    • Stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medicines for a specific duration before the procedure. 
    • Stay hydrated before and after your surgery, as it plays a vital role in post-surgical recovery.  
    • If you have short hair, then you may consider growing them so as to hide any visible scars.  
    • You should have someone responsible to accompany you to the surgical venue and back home after your procedure.  
    • It is best to have a caregiver for the first night after the surgery. If the need arises, you can make this arrangement for two more days.  
    • Fill your prescriptions ahead of your surgery.  
    • Arrange for pillows for elevating the head as well as for pre-cooked meals and reading material (for entertainment) as needed. 
    • To reduce your inflammation, it is a salient idea to have some ice-packs ready. A frozen peas pack will also do.  

    You shouldn’t consume any food or beverages for at least 8 hours before your surgery. Avoid using any makeup, deodorant, or lotion on the day of your surgery, and wear comfortable clothing during your surgery. Remove nail polish, as it may cause faulty reading on the oximeter, which indicates the oxygen saturation.  

    Transportation and aftercare 

    A brow lift is mostly performed as an outpatient procedure. Therefore, you should arrange someone responsible to drive you back home after the surgery. You should also consider arranging for aftercare for a few days after your forehead lift, especially if you have small kids at home. Oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan provides brow lift surgery to patients in Austin, Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas.   

    Contact Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics and Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan Today to Schedule an Appointment

    For more information about procedures and treatments at Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics by Ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan. Click here to contact us.

    Offices in Dallas and Austin, Texas.

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