Getting ready for the eye brow lift
An eye brow lift is generally performed by pulling the skin of the forehead up and to each side, and the eyebrows with it. The most important part of it is using the endoscope to look at the connections of the skin to the forehead, study the precise pattern of aging on the forehead and determine what movements will reverse it.
Before you get an eye brow lift in Charlotte, NC, you should be prepared to undergo a medical evaluation or lab tests to make sure you don’t have any conditions that would make this a bad idea. For the two weeks or so before surgery, stop drinking and smoking, or using any form of nicotine. Nicotine slows healing by constricting blood vessels. You should also avoid aspirin, ibuprofen or certain herbal supplements, which can cause excess bleeding.
Talk with your surgeon before the brow lift. Ask what bandages and medications you’re going to need, how long you’re going to need them, whether or not there’ll be stitches, and for how long you should reduce your activity. This is a good time to schedule a follow-up appointment. Find someone to drive you home after the surgery, and give yourself at least a week at home to recover.
A brow lift recovery
The recovery time for a brow lift is usually about two weeks. Recovery happens in stages, which means that the more physically demanding your job is, the longer you should wait to go back to it — if it’s an office job, you can probably go back in a week, but if it’s a very strenuous job you should wait up to a month.
The area of surgery may itch or feel numb, and there may be some hair loss nearby. Be sure to use only the specific pain medication your surgeon prescribes. Try to keep your head elevated when you sleep in order to reduce swelling. Ask your surgeon if you can use a cold compress. Try not to eat anything too chewy.
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.