Recovery From Brow Lift Surgery
Congratulations, you've just had a brow lift! After all the preparation and time you've put in to make this happen, you're now well on your way to seeing the beautiful results you want. However, the time following your surgery is extremely important in helping making your results reality. You'll need to follow Dr. Brown's post-care instructions closely. These include details on how to care for your incisions, what you can expect while you recovery and what things you should look out for in terms of any possible complications.
Right After Your Brow Lift Surgery
Swelling and discomfort will most likely be at its peak. In addition to medications to help you deal with the discomfort (often described as tightness), cold packs may be placed around the eyes to help with swelling. These symptoms will subside in a few days, usually by the end of the first week.
You'll need plenty of rest, but make sure to keep your head elevated while doing so to decrease swelling. Don't sleep on your front for this same reason. However, please don't spend all your time in bed. Move around slowly to keep your circulation going. This helps with recovery.
Drink plenty of fluids to help replace lost fluids.
After the third day or so, you'll notice bruising to be at its most visible. This will resolve itself within two or three weeks.
A temporary change in sensitivity may occur in the treated area, usually in the form of numbness. Please be careful because of this, especially when showering (which you can generally do after the first day). When the sensation returns in the weeks after surgery, you'll most likely feel itchy in the area. This is common, as it indicates your nerves are "waking up" again.
Post-op appointments will be scheduled with Dr. Brown to ensure you're recovering well. Any sutures will be removed about one week after your brow lift.
You'll be able to start exercising after about a month after surgery.