Preparing for a brow lift
Before you get a brow lift in Charlotte, NC, you should be prepared to undergo a medical evaluation or a series of lab tests.There are some medical conditions that would make a brow lift a bad idea, and you want to make sure you don’t have any of them. Your surgeon will tell you what they are.
If it turns out surgery is an option for you, then you should talk with him or her to find out in advance what you’re going to need — what bandages and medications are right, how long you’ll need them, and how long you should stay off your feet.Make a point of scheduling a follow-up appointment.
For the two weeks before surgery, stop drinking and smoking, or using any form of nicotine. You should also avoid aspirin, ibuprofen or certain herbal supplements — your surgeon will tell you which ones.Get someone to drive you home after the surgery.
Recovery from a brow lift
So how long does it take to recover from a brow lift? The official answer is that it should take about two weeks, but of course it’s more complicated than that. A lot depends on your lifestyle — how physically demanding your job is and how much exercise you normally get.If you work in an office and mostly sit at a desk, you can probably go back in a week, but if you have to move a lot of heavy objects around you should wait up to a month. You should also take it slow when returning to your normal exercise routine.
The area the surgeon operates may itch or feel numb, and you might lose a little hair nearby. Make sure the pain medication you use is the specific one your surgeon prescribes.Try to keep your head elevated when you sleep, using a neck pillow, in order to reduce swelling. Ask your surgeon if he or she would recommend a cold compress.Try not to eat anything that involves too much chewing. Especially, stay away from chewing gum.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best person to go to for a brow lift in Charlotte, NC is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has done nothing but facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to do an endoscopic brow lift. If you are interested in an eyebrow lift, call his office today or make an appointment for an online consultation so you can take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.